Mission # 241

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 19 December 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 241
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 756
Mission Comments Weather Reduces Force
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew only twelve of the planned thirty-nine aircraft on today's mission. After the first twelve took off (all squadron leads and deputies, and six aircraft of the lead squadron), Wing advised Group of a 30 minute delay, so remaining aircraft were held on the ground. A heavy fog settled in preventing any further takeoffs, so the twelve aircraft already airborne completed the mission. On return they were diverted to Swansea, Wales, landing at RAF Fairwood Common.
Primary Target Target: Railway Junction
Type: Transportation
Location: Glaadt, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 14
Scrubbed - 28
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

47 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
42‑31484Warner, Henry LScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Touton, William FScrubbedLow Squadron flying spare. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822Ultcht, John PScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Mumper, Benjamin RCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerScrubbedLead Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn ElmerScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Fleshman, Warren GrayScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑107148.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510McLean, William SScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off. [N.B.: The 546th loading list for this mission does not list crews who did not take off.]
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑97824[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 401st BG for today's mission. Manned by 401st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report. Landed away at RAF Tangmere, West Sussex.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Molder, Charles RichardScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Kramer, William LeoScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Martin, Donald FrancisFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified. Landed away at RAF Colerne, Wiltshire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Milligan, George RobertScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Festersen, John CScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off. [N.B.: The 546th loading list for this mission does not list crews who did not take off.]
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Tatulis, Charles PScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off. [N.B.: The 546th loading list for this mission does not list crews who did not take off.]
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayScrubbedLow Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 351st BG for today's mission. Manned by 351st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report. Landed away at RAF Colerne, Wiltshire.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97320. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Fisher, Robert JeremyScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William GeorgeScrubbedLow Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert OliverScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Rex, Kenneth MScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Herring, Harold FCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead Gee-H Ground Spare Aircraft.
43‑38262Gross, Kenneth EugeneCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Brookshire, James DScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off. [N.B.: The 546th loading list for this mission does not list crews who did not take off.]
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Walker, Jay FCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Shelley, John KCompleted MissionGroup deputy. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Weisenberg, LeonardScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace ArnoldScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Klatt, Merton DScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850Hoppen, Jack StewartScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927McKone, Joseph FScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Gilmer, Charles EScrubbedHigh Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off. [N.B.: The 546th loading list for this mission does not list crews who did not take off.]
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Weideman, Dennis ArcherFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert MScrubbedDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Worthen, Kirk WinthropScrubbedHigh Squadron flying spare. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off. [N.B.: The 546th loading list for this mission does not list crews who did not take off.]
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Woodworth, John DempsterCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Abbott, William HCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 401st BG for today's mission. Manned by 401st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report. Landed away at RAF Predannack, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8221Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Cook, Raymond DScrubbedHigh Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off. [N.B.: The 546th loading list for this mission does not list crews who did not take off.]
SORTIE REPORT