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Mission # 251

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 5 January 1945
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 251, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 781
Airfield Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission. The usual challenges of assembly under adverse conditions were met with customary persistence and skill. The target area was completely covered with low clouds, so the results of the Gee-H attack were unobserved.
Primary Target Target: Landing Ground
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neiderbreisig, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flight Completed - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Aborted - 5
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

41 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
42‑32106Welsh, James HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Baughman, John RCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, for fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Ramsay, Walter ECompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Belsinger, Harry FlairAborted Mission After Taking Off.Flying spare; aborted with one engine out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Kramer, William LeoCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, Ralph JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Peterson, Calvin JamesCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Milligan, George RobertScrubbed: Did Not Take OffDid not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Ruckman, George FrancisAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back; unable to locate formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Koch, Robert BruceCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Van Pelt, Charles ACompleted MissionLanded away on the Continent in allied territory; aircraft returned to operations in three weeks.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Ultcht, John PrestonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[Non-384th Pilot]Aborted Mission After Taking Off.Gee-H ship. Loaned to 351st BG with 384th BG Gee-H navigator; remainder of unidentified crew provided by the 351st. Aborted: unable to locate formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Hewes, Charles PershingCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Birder, Rodney HughCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William GeorgeCompleted MissionLanded away on the continent in allied territory with battle damage and low fuel. Aircraft repaired and returned to operations in March.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Abbott, William HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back due to internal failure of #3 engine.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionGee-H ship. Loaned to the 401st BG with 384th Gee-H navigator; remainder of unidentified crew provided by the 401st.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Warner, Henry LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PaulSpare, Completed MissionFlying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Cline, Walter WilliamCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Cook, Raymond DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Gilmer, Charles ECompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Tebo, Clerance LCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Gregg, William GAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back due to #3 engine failure; landed away at RAF Manston, Kent.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Rowe, George BCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927McKone, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Festersen, John CarlCompleted MissionLanded on the continent in allied territory.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smisek, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert MillerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Richardson, George PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Niederlitz, Donald EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Stone, Arthur MartinFlight CompletedWeather aircraft. Co-pilot identified only as 'Hicks' - Kenneth Delmont Hicks is most likely as the aircraft, pilot, and 'Hicks', are all from the 545th BS. remainder of crew (RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216Doran, William ElmerCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401McCartney, James ThomasCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT