Mission # 251

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 5 January 1945
384th Mission Number
251
8th Air Force Mission Number 781
Mission Comments 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
Aborted - 5
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Returned To Base - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

41 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
42‑32106Welsh, 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 FAbortedFlying 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 JCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Milligan, George RobertScrubbedDid not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Ruckman, George FAbortedTurned back; unable to locate formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Koch, Robert BCompleted 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 PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125[Non-384th Pilot]AbortedGee-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 CAbortedTurned 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 PFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Cline, Walter WCompleted 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 GAbortedTurned 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 CCompleted MissionLanded on the continent in allied territory.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smisek, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Richardson, George PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Niederlitz, Donald ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Storey, Wallace ArnoldCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Stone, Arthur MartinReturned To BaseWeather 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 TCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT