Mission # 248

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 1 January 1945
384th Mission Number
248
8th Air Force Mission Number 774
Mission Comments Two Targets Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew today's mission as the 41st Combat Wing C Group. Weather at the primary forced the decision to attack elsewhere. The lead squadron attacked a target of opportunity (TOO) and the high and low squadrons attacked the briefed PFF secondary target in visual mode.
Primary Target Target: Oil Storage Depot
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Derben, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (Visual)
Target: Vehicle Workshop
Type: Industry
Location: Kassel, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Returned To Base - 1
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
42‑32106Gilmer, Charles EFlying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead squadron
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 43‑37843.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Warner, Henry LCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Chamberlin, MyronCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38014Ramsay, Walter ECompleted MissionLead squadron. Crashed while landing at RAF Detling, Kent, on return from mission with battle damage. Struck obstructions including a hut, destroying aircraft. There were no personnel injuries.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Gregg, William GCompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271MacKellar, Donald AllenCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Holmes, George WCompleted MissionLead squadron. Left formation over friendly territory and landed on Continent, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Birder, Rodney HughCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97960Smisek, William JosephCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑102459Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102500Johnson, Donald ErnestCompleted MissionLead squadron. Left formation over friendly territory and crash-landed near Okegem, Belgium, with battle damage. Seven crewmembers had bailed out and the pilot and co-pilot landed the aircraft in a field.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Hollingsworth, Frederick CCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Milligan, George RobertFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661McKone, Joseph FCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Oosterhof, Franklin GCompleted MissionLead squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Ultcht, John PCompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Baughman, John RCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Bennett, Ralph JCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑37788. High squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionLow squadron deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Galiano, Joe VCompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Cook, Raymond DCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Belsinger, Harry FCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Boyette, Irving HCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Miley, Harold LCompleted MissionLow squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38747Mohler, John GrigsbyReturned To BaseWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted MissionHigh squadron flying spare; returned as briefed.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Rowe, George BCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Fisher, Robert JeremyAbortedGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑98000. Low squadron. Struck some trees in avoiding a collision with another aircraft following takeoff in poor visibility. The wings and fuselage were damaged, but this aircraft continued in flight. They jettisoned bombs in the Channel, and returned to base.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Touton, William FCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Festersen, John CCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert MCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Molder, Charles RichardCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Abbott, William HCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF ship. Prevented from attacking the primary target by weather, led an attack on the secondary PFF target, but did not attack when PFF equipment failed. After several additional failed attempts to attack the secondary and last resort targets, finally attacked a target of opportunity (TOO).
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8221Keller, Marion WCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead. PFF ship. Followed group lead past primary target and started bomb run on secondary PFF target but was out of position. Returned for a second run and found the assigned MPI was obliterated by other bombs, they 'bombed the shops and yards at the western side' of the target area.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401Smith, James MiltonCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. PFF ship. Waist Gunner hit by flak but was saved by flak suit. After unsuccessful runs on the primary and secondary PFF targets, this squadron broke formation and returned to bomb the secondary PFF target by visual means.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Richardson, George PCompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT