Mission # 246

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 30 December 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 246
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 770
Mission Comments Historic Limburg Spared
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing A Group on today's mission. Encountering 10/10ths cloud cover at the primary target, the group followed briefed orders from Wing - bomb the primary target under visual conditions only - and continued on to the PFF secondary target. PFF operators in the lead and high squadrons could not pick up the target on the first run, so a second run was needed. The low squadron released on the first run. The squadrons did not reassemble in group formation for the return flight, but did maintain visual contact with each other.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Limburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Kaiserslautern, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 4
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

44 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
42‑37788Bennett, Ralph JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Ramsay, Walter ECompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerAbortedLow Squadron. Aborted; #2 engine failed.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Ultcht, John PFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Boyette, Irving HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Miley, Harold LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Milligan, George RobertAbortedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37703. Milligan aborted 703 after takeoff, returned and moved his crew to this Spare Aircraft. Once he was again airborne, it was too late to catch up to the Group, and he returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Doran, William ElmerCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Molder, Charles RichardCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Hartness, Joseph GeorgeCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF& Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Warner, Henry LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Koch, Robert BruceCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF and Gee-H ship. Made the decision not to attack the primary target and led the Group to the PFF secondary. When the lead and high Squadrons were unable to complete the attack on the first run, led them on a second run that was successful.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Starr, William GeorgeCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑37717.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Richardson, George PAbortedLow Squadron. Aborted with #2 engine failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined low Squadron formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Birder, Rodney HughCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Milligan, George RobertAbortedLost #3 engine after takeoff. Returned to base and moved his crew to 42‑97320.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102430.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016[Non-384th Pilot]ScrubbedLoaned to the 91st BG for today's mission. Manned by 91st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Galiano, Joe VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 398th BG for today's mission. Manned by 398th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Johnson, Donald ErnestCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616McLean, William SCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Smisek, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Baughman, John RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Holmes, George WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Belsinger, Harry FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Gregg, William GCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Hicks, Ralph BenjaminCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823MacDonald, Ranald HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850Freiman, Peter PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Festersen, John CarlFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rummel, Brian DunnCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Abbott, William HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Fisher, Robert JeremyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 381st BG for today's mission. Manned by 381st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT