2022 REUNION
IN ARLINGTON, VA
OCTOBER 19-23

Mission # 241

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 19 December 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 241, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 756
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
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flight Completed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Scrubbed - 28
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 LScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Touton, William FScrubbed: Did Not Take OffLow 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 PrestonScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Mumper, Benjamin RoyceCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerScrubbed: Did Not Take OffLead Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn ElmerScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Fleshman, Warren GrayScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑107148.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510McLean, William SScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid 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, UnusedLead 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 RichardScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Kramer, William LeoScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid 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 RobertScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Festersen, John CarlScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid 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 PaulScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid 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 ClayScrubbed: Did Not Take OffLow 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 JeremyScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William GeorgeScrubbed: Did Not Take OffLow Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert OliverScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Rex, Kenneth MonroeScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid 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, UnusedLead 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 DScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid 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, LeonardScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace ArnoldScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Klatt, Merton DaleScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid 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 StewartScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927McKone, Joseph FScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Gilmer, Charles EScrubbed: Did Not Take OffHigh 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 ArcherSpare, Completed MissionLead Squadron flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at RAF Fairwood Common near Swansea, Wales.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert MScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off due to weather which deteriorated after lead aircraft took off.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Worthen, Kirk WinthropScrubbed: Did Not Take OffHigh 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 DScrubbed: Did Not Take OffHigh 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