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Mission # 239

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 12 December 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 239, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 748
Continued Pressure on Oil
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing A Group on today's mission. Each squadron bombed independently, using PFF.
Primary Target Target: Leuna Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Merseburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (PFF)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Landed In Allied Territory - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Aborted - 1
Failed To Return - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives
Other Mission Documents 1944-12-12. Group Lead, PFF Ship, G. Koehne, Q. Wilson

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
42‑37788Woodworth, John DempsterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97251Cook, Raymond DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Mumper, Benjamin RoyceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn ElmerCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97824Orr, James WallaceCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Abbott, William HCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Took over as deputy when Wismer aborted.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, UnusedLead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑98000McKone, Joseph FCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501McLean, William SSpare, Completed MissionLead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Rex, Kenneth MonroeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Kramer, William LeoCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Galiano, Joe VSpare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102933Hale, Kenneth OliverFailed To ReturnAt 1206 hrs, aircraft dropped down out of formation and trailed the group, under control with no damage observed; at 1230 hrs he called group leader for fighter support, which he received, but he continued to trail group; crash-landed on the Continent.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Van Pelt, Charles ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William GeorgeCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DarrellCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Wismer, Richard GlenAborted Mission After Taking Off.Originally high Squadron deputy; aborted.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Somers, James LowellCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Cepits, Francis FrederickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Hartness, Joseph GeorgeCompleted MissionWing deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
43‑38673Hicks, Kenneth DelmontCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, John (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850Hoppen, Jack StewartLanded In Allied TerritoryLast observed over France with many holes in his gas tank; presumably landed in allied territory; returned to base later.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927Ultcht, John PrestonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Molder, Charles RichardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Weisenberg, LeonardSpare, Completed MissionHigh Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Weideman, Dennis ArcherCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Doran, William ElmerCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401Wilson, Quentin (NMI)Completed MissionWing lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8421Brookshire, James DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Festersen, John CarlCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT