Mission # 250

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 January 1945
384th Mission Number
250
8th Air Force 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 - 36
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Returned To Base - 1
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 MissionLow squadron flying spare. Joined high squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Belsinger, Harry FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Bennett, Ralph JCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑39888Kramer, William LeoFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Smisek, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Gilmer, Charles ECompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271MacDonald, Ranald HCompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Richardson, George PCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Herring, Harold FCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. PFF ship. Low squadron released bombs when the group lead released.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Molder, Charles RichardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102430Boyette, Irving HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Birder, Rodney HughCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Warner, Henry LAbortedLead squadron hot camera ship. Aborted due to supercharger failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Galiano, Joe VCompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148MacKellar, Donald AllenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Van Popering, Earle AllenCompleted MissionDropped bombs 15 seconds late, reason unknown.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Peterson, Calvin JCompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Niederlitz, Donald EAbortedGround spare aircraft; replaced 43‑38757. High squadron. Aborted due to a broken oil line.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Zink, Joseph DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616McLean, William SCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Buswell, Richard GrantCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Hollingsworth, Frederick CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted 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 GCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Kinkead, Robert MCompleted 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 HCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850Blankenmeyer, William JCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927McKone, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Festersen, John CCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Cook, Raymond DCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514McCartney, James TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Owens, Robert ClareCompleted 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 RobsonReturned To BaseWeather 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 WinthropCompleted MissionHigh squadron.
SORTIE REPORT