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 Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley Homer AbortedLow 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 Royce Completed MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn Elmer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Hollingsworth, Frederick Clay Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑107148.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Gilbert, Stanley Milton Completed MissionGroup deputy, B Group. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Woodworth, John Dempster Completed MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Kramer, William Leo Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Milligan, George Robert Completed MissionLead Squadron, B Group, Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Galiano, Joe V Completed MissionLead Squadron, B Group, hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Somers, James Lowell Completed MissionHigh Squadron, B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501McLean, William S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Rex, Kenneth Monroe Completed MissionLow Squadron, B Group, hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620McKone, Joseph F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Freiman, Peter Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth Oliver Completed 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 A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert Oliver Completed MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Wismer, Richard Glen Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hassing, Eugene Theron Completed MissionHigh Squadron, B Group, hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Cepits, Francis Frederick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Walker, Jay F Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy, B Group. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Rowe, George B Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy, D Group. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Hicks, Kenneth Delmont Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Herring, Harold F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Holmes, George W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Completed MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Klatt, Merton Dale Completed MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Abbott, William H Completed MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James Robson Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, John (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850Hoppen, Jack Stewart Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927Ultcht, John Preston Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Weideman, Dennis Archer Completed MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Touton, William F Completed MissionLow Squadron, B Group, hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian Dunn Completed MissionHigh Squadron, B Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Molder, Charles Richard Completed MissionLow Squadron, D Group.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Herzog, John Henry Completed 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 Francis Completed MissionLow Squadron lead, B Group. PFF & Gee-H ship. Released bombs on group leader.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216Ellis, Harold Richard Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead, B Group. PFF and Gee-H ship. Bombed independently using Gee-H.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8221Parker, George Frederick Completed 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 D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Worthen, Kirk Winthrop Completed MissionHigh Squadron, B Group.
SORTIE REPORT