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Mission # 242

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 23 December 1944
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 242, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 757
Primary Target Attacked
A normal Gee-H run was started from the IP, but before bombs away, the bombardier picked up the target visually and released bombs on the primary target. On arriving back at Grafton Underwood, bad weather forced diversion of most aircraft to other airfields.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Ehrang, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Flight Completed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Scrubbed - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

42 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
42‑31484Brookshire, James DCompleted MissionLanded at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑37822Milligan, George RobertCompleted MissionLanded away at Framlingham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerScrubbed: Did Not Take Off SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Rowe, George BCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Backman, Glenn ElmerCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Miley, Harold LCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Castle Camps, Cambs., due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Ultcht, John PrestonCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Fahr, John (NMI)Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑37917. Landed away at RAF Wethersfield, Essex, due to weather. Apparently ferried to Ridgewell prior to 24 December mission.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft, replaced 43‑37917. Landed away at RAF Wethersfield, Essex, due to weather. Apparently ferried to Ridgewell prior to 24 December mission.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Molder, Charles RichardCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Mohler, John GrigsbyCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. Landed away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Warner, Henry LCompleted MissionLanded away at Eye due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Fisher, Robert JeremyCompleted MissionEngineer/Top Turret Gunner died of anoxia: aircraft landed in allied territory on the continent, at Valenciennes (A-83, Denain/Prouvy), France, to get medical attention for him, which was unsuccessful.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Cook, Raymond DCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑102518Rex, Kenneth MonroeCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Castle Camps, Cambs., due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Kramer, William LeoCompleted MissionLanded away at Little Staughton due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William GeorgeCompleted MissionHot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Brown, Bert OliverCompleted MissionLanded away at Woodbridge due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑97510.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take Off SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501McLean, William SCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
43‑38678Weisenberg, LeonardCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Holmes, George WCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Klatt, Merton DaleCompleted MissionLanded away at Great Ashfield due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Woodworth, John DempsterCompleted MissionHot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Wyatt, William GlennCompleted MissionLanded away at Ridgewell due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted MissionLanded away at Framlingham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927McKone, Joseph FCompleted MissionLanded away at Ridgewell due to weather. Ferried to Grafton Underwood and flew mission the next day.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Gilmer, Charles ECompleted MissionHot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smisek, William JosephCompleted MissionHot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert MillerCompleted MissionHot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Tatulis, Charles PaulCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Abbott, William HCompleted MissionLanded at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Hicks, Ralph BenjaminFlight CompletedWeather ship; landed at Woodbridge due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Walker, Jay FCompleted MissionLanded away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401Neville, Harry WalterCompleted MissionGroup lead. Landed away at Horham due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted MissionHot camera ship. Landed at Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT