Mission # 250

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 January 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 250
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 778
Mission Comments Tactical Support
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing C group on today's mission. As the city of St Vith was a German strong point, the assigned Gee-H aimpoint was the center of the city. The low squadron released bombs with the lead squadron, but the high squadron, having to aim independently, did not bomb because their Gee-H equipment failed on the bomb run.
Primary Target Target: Enemy Strong Point & Transportation Hub
Type: Military
Location: St Vith, Belgium
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

43 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
42‑32106Baughman, John R Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare. Joined high Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Belsinger, Harry F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Bennett, Ralph J Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑39888Kramer, William Leo Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Smisek, William Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Gilmer, Charles E Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271MacDonald, Ranald H Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Fleshman, Warren Gray Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Richardson, George P Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Herring, Harold F Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship. Low Squadron released bombs when the group lead released.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Molder, Charles Richard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Kinnaird, William Robert Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Boyette, Irving H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Birder, Rodney Hugh Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Warner, Henry L AbortedLead Squadron hot camera ship. Aborted due to supercharger failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Galiano, Joe V Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148MacKellar, Donald Allen Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Van Popering, Earle Allen Completed MissionDropped bombs 15 seconds late, reason unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Peterson, Calvin James Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Niederlitz, Donald Edward AbortedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38757. High Squadron. Aborted due to a broken oil line.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062DeFrancesco, John Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles Paul Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616McLean, William S Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Buswell, Richard Grant Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Hollingsworth, Frederick Clay Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace Arnold Completed MissionLow group deputy. Left formation over target due to failed #3 engine which caused damage to airframe. Returned 10x250GP to base because unable to find safe place to jettison them.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Gregg, William G Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Kinkead, Robert M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑37843.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38800Abbott, William H Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850Blankenmeyer, William J Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927McKone, Joseph F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Festersen, John Carl Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Cook, Raymond D Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514McCartney, James Thomas Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Owens, Robert Clare Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Chmura, Edward (NMI) Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. Gee-H ship. After taking interval at the IP, Gee-H equipment failed: therefore, the high Squadron did not attack.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Gilmore, James Robson Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionPFF & Gee-H ship. Loaned to 91st BG, with unidentified Gee-H navigator; remainder of crew provided by 91st BG.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Worthen, Kirk Winthrop Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT