Mission # 249

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 2 January 1945
384th Mission Number
249
8th Air Force Mission Number 776
Mission Comments Transportation Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing A Group on today's mission. The group leader's Gee-H equipment failed prior to the IP, so the high squadron led the group on the bomb run. The group did not bomb on the first run as the bombardier was not able to synchronize the bombsight to the target when visual conditions occurred too close to the bomb release point. A second run was made and bombs were released by visual means, but may have gone wide of the intended target.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Gerolstein, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

43 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
42‑32106Baughman, John RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Belsinger, Harry FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Bennett, Ralph JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Ultcht, John PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97251Gilmer, Charles ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Manston, Kent, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Kinkead, Robert MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Gregg, William GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF ground spare aircraft.
42‑97960Molder, Charles RichardCompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Martin, Donald FrancisCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Led formation on two bomb runs.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Birder, Rodney HughCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102620Milligan, George RobertCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661McKone, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148MacKellar, Donald AllenCompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Warner, Henry LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717MacDonald, Ranald HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Galiano, Joe VFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Boyette, Irving HCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 43‑38721.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Fahr, JohnCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Miley, Harold LCompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 43‑38548.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Richardson, George PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Farnsworth, Reuben JosephCompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Buswell, Richard GrantFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Hicks, Ralph BCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927Fisher, Robert JeremyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Festersen, John CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Cook, Raymond DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Abbott, William HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Smisek, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF ground spare aircraft.
44‑8221Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionGroup lead. with Lt. Col William C Sipes of the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing as Air Commander. PFF & Gee-H ship. Gee-H failed prior to IP; turned over lead to high squadron. Did not attack target because bombardier noticed, approaching the bomb release point (high squadron leading), that they were a mile to the left of the target. Bombs were held with the intention of making another run, but the remainder of the group had dropped on the high squadron leader.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT