Mission # 238

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 11 December 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 238
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 746
Mission Comments Rhine Bridge(s) Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew four squadrons on today's mission. Three squadrons comprised the 41st Combat Wing B Group, and the remaining squadron flew in the low position of the 41st D Group. The target for all was a bridge (or adjacent bridges) for road and rail traffic across the Rhine River linking Mannheim with Ludwigshafen. The B Group lead and low squadrons bombed by PFF, while the B Group high squadron, and the low squadron of the D Group bombed by Gee-H.
Primary Target Target: Road & Rail Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 45
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

52 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
42‑31484Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97251.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerAbortedLow Squadron, D Group. Hot camera ship. Turned back at 1104 hrs due to #4 engine failure
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑31484.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mumper, Benjamin RCompleted MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn ElmerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107148.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Gilbert, Stanley MiltonCompleted MissionGroup deputy, B Group. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Woodworth, John DempsterCompleted MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Kramer, William LeoCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Milligan, George RobertCompleted MissionLead Squadron, B Group, Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Galiano, Joe VCompleted MissionLead Squadron, B Group, hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Somers, James LowellCompleted MissionHigh Squadron, B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501McLean, William SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Rex, Kenneth MCompleted MissionLow Squadron, B Group, hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620McKone, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107083[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑107125[Non-384th Pilot]AbortedLoaned to the 381st BG for today's mission. Manned by 381st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97309.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Van Pelt, Charles ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert OliverCompleted MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hassing, Eugene TheronCompleted MissionHigh Squadron, B Group, hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Cepits, Francis FrederickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Walker, Jay FCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy, B Group. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Rowe, George BCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy, D Group. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Hicks, Kenneth DelmontCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Herring, Harold FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Holmes, George WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Klatt, Merton DCompleted MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Abbott, William HCompleted MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927Ultcht, John PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Weideman, Dennis ArcherCompleted MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Touton, William FCompleted MissionLow Squadron, B Group, hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted MissionHigh Squadron, B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Molder, Charles RichardCompleted MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Herzog, John HenryCompleted MissionGroup lead, B Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Dropped bombs using PFF.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
44‑8211Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead, B Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Released bombs on group leader.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead, B Group. PFF and Gee-H ship. Bombed independently using Gee-H.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8221Parker, George FrederickCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead D Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Because the group leader did not climb over clouds at French coast, this Squadron continued on its own to the IP and target, attacking by Gee-H.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8421Brookshire, James DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted MissionHigh Squadron, B Group.
SORTIE REPORT