Mission # 245

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 28 December 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 245
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 760
Mission Comments Group Bombs Railroad
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission. With PFF equipment inoperative, a Gee-H bomb run was accomplished in group formation. All three squadrons released on the primary target, when the group leader's bombs were away.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Brühl, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 38
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
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
42‑32106Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Brown, Bert OliverCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Ultcht, John PCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Molder, Charles RichardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Miley, Harold LFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Kramer, William LeoCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Cook, Raymond DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
42‑97824[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 351st BG for today's mission. Manned by 351st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97986Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Birder, Rodney HughCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Warner, Henry LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661McKone, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Van Pelt, Charles ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Boyette, Irving HCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Gilmer, Charles ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Smisek, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Wismer, Richard GlenCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678MacDonald, Ranald HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Holmes, George WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy. Hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Gregg, William GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Owens, Robert ClareCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Fahr, JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑6592.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Abbott, William HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Festersen, John CCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38994.
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.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Walker, Jay FCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Led group formation attack with all Squadrons dropping on leader, using Gee-H aiming.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8221Bills, Edgar LCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT