Mission # 247

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 31 December 1944
384th Mission Number
247
8th Air Force 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

44 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Aircraft serial Number, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑32106Kramer, William LeoCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Van Pelt, Charles AAbortedTurned back; took off late, unable to find formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Ramsay, Walter ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Cook, Raymond DFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271MacDonald, Ranald HFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Boyette, Irving HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Galiano, Joe VCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Smith, Jack MCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986McLean, William SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Milligan, George RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102500Smisek, William JosephFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Hollingsworth, Frederick CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Birder, Rodney HughAbortedTurned back; took off late, unable to find formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661McKone, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Wyatt, William GlennCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Holmes, George WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Baughman, John RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead. Gee-H ship. Led high squadron on a normal Gee-H bombing run.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted 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 PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Richardson, George PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Bennett, Ralph JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Doran, William ElmerCompleted MissionDivision deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Kinkead, Robert MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38752Belsinger, Harry FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Hicks, Ralph BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Gregg, William GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Rowe, George BCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Touton, William FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Festersen, John CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Miley, Harold LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Johnson, Donald ErnestCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Molder, Charles RichardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Abbott, William HCompleted 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 RobsonCompleted 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 WinthropCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT