Mission # 243C

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 24 December 1944
384th Mission Number
 
243C
8th Air Force Mission Number 760
Mission Comments Visual Conditions!
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st Combat Wing C Group on today's mission, providing the lead and low squadrons: the 379th BG provided the high squadron. Bombs were aimed visually, each 384th squadron bombing independently.
Primary Target Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Kirch Gons, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 28
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Returned To Base - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

32 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sortable by Aircraft, Pilot, Results, and Mission/Sortie Information
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑3441Gabel, Raymond JReturned To BaseWeather aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑31484Rummel, Brian DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Touton, William FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Woodworth, John DempsterCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Smisek, William JosephCompleted MissionLanded away at Sudbury due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Van Pelt, Charles ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Festersen, John CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Fahr, JohnCompleted MissionTook off from Ridgewell (was unable to return to GU after prior day's mission due to weather) and flew the mission with the 381st BG, attacking their assigned primary target. Diverted to Sudbury on return due to inclement weather.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionTook off from Ridgewell (was unable to return to GU after prior day's mission due to weather) to lead a squadron of the 381st BG to attack Steinbach Airfield in Germany.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Warner, Henry LCompleted MissionTook off from Eye (was unable to return to GU after prior day's mission due to weather) and flew the mission with the 490th BG, attacking their assigned primary target.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. Landed away at RAF Wratting Common, Cambs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Hollingsworth, Frederick CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Galiano, Joe VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted MissionGroup deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Oosterhof, Franklin GCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy. Landed away at Ridgewell due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Owens, Robert ClareCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Klatt, Merton DCompleted MissionTook off from Great Ashfield (was unable to return to GU after prior day's mission due to weather) and flew mission with the 384th BG formation in the 41st Combat Wing C Group. Crewmember S/Sgt E Duff (FG), provided by 385th BG.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Hicks, Ralph BCompleted MissionLanded away at Sudbury due to weather.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38823[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38927Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Gilmer, Charles ECompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Abbott, William HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF ground spare aircraft.
44‑8221Herzog, John HenryCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT