Mission # 237

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 9 December 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 237
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 743
Mission Comments Daimler Factory Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing C Group for today's mission. All aircraft bombed the primary target: the lead squadron bombed by Gee-H with visual assist, the High squadron used Gee-H alone, and the Low squadron bombed visually.
Primary Target Target: Airfield and Daimler Factory
Type: Aircraft Industry
Location: Böblingen (Stuttgart area), Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

43 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Pilot, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑31484Rose, Gerald DaleCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102518.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑38208Sienkiewicz, Edward AlfredCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Warner, Henry LAbortedTurned back; #1 feathered and #2 prop ran away.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Brookshire, James DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Woodworth, John DempsterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Wyatt, William GlennCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑97960Weideman, Dennis ArcherCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459DeFrancesco, John JosephFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Somers, James LowellCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501McLean, William SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑31484.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Galiano, Joe VCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑32106.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Holmes, George WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Orr, James WallaceCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Fisher, Robert JeremyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Cepits, Francis FrederickCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Hartness, Joseph GeorgeCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Brown, Bert OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Herring, Harold FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Klatt, Merton DFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation, but did not drop bombs, reason unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted MissionGroup deputy and lead Squadron hot camera ship. Assumed lead after the lead aaircraft developed engine trouble and cound not keep up with formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Chamberlin, MyronCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Walker, Jay FCompleted MissionGroup lead. Feathered #3 engine bout 3 minutes after bombs away; relinquished lead to deputy and returned to base alone.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216Oosterhof, Franklin GCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship (no Gee-H Navigator on today's crew). Capt Ulrey intended to release on group lead, but his bombardier 'picked up the target visually, and made a visual run.'
SORTIE REPORT