Mission # 247

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 31 December 1944
384th Mission
Mission Number 247
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 772
Mission Comments Railroad Target Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 1st Air Division on todays mission. All three squadrons of the 384th Bomb Group formation - 41st Combat Wing B Group - attacked the marshalling yards in Neuss, Germany. Although the weather at the IP was fairly clear, 'Buckeye-Red' advised 10/10ths cloud cover at the target, thus necessitating an instrument assisted bomb run using Gee-H.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Aborted - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 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
42‑32106Kramer, William Leo Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Farnsworth, Reuben Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Van Pelt, Charles A AbortedTurned back; took off late, unable to find formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Ramsay, Walter E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Cook, Raymond D Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271MacDonald, Ranald H Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Boyette, Irving H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Galiano, Joe V Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Smith, Jack M Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Jackson, Oakley Homer Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986McLean, William S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Milligan, George Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Hoppen, Jack Stewart Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102500Smisek, William Joseph Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Hollingsworth, Frederick Clay Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Birder, Rodney Hugh AbortedTurned back; took off late, unable to find formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661McKone, Joseph F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Wyatt, William Glenn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Holmes, George W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Baughman, John R Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Ellis, Harold Richard Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Led high Squadron on a normal Gee-H bombing run.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062DeFrancesco, John Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38262[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionGee-H equipped aircraft. Loaned to the 398th BG for today's mission. Manned by 398th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report. It was seriously damaged by fire when it landed at Grafton Underwood after the ferry flight from Nuthampstead Airfield after the mission.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Richardson, George P Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Bennett, Ralph J Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Doran, William Elmer Completed MissionDivision deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Kinkead, Robert M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38752Belsinger, Harry F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Hicks, Ralph Benjamin Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Gregg, William G Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Rowe, George B Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Touton, William F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Festersen, John Carl Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Miley, Harold L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Johnson, Donald Ernest Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Molder, Charles Richard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Abbott, William H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionGee-H equipped aircraft. Loaned to the 381st BG for today's mission. Manned by 381st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8221Gilmore, James Robson Completed MissionDivision lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Led a normal Gee-H bombing run with the low Squadron releasing on the lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
44‑8430Worthen, Kirk Winthrop Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT