Mission # 251

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 5 January 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 251
8th Air Force Mission 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
Flight Completed - 1
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 H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Baughman, John R Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Woodbridge, Suffolk, for fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Ramsay, Walter E Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Belsinger, Harry F AbortedFlying spare; aborted with one engine out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888Kramer, William Leo Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley Homer Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Worthen, Kirk Winthrop Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97263Bennett, Ralph J Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Peterson, Calvin J Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Milligan, George Robert ScrubbedDid not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Ruckman, George F AbortedTurned back; unable to locate formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Koch, Robert Bruce Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Van Pelt, Charles A Completed MissionLanded away on the Continent in allied territory; aircraft returned to operations in three weeks.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Ultcht, John P Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Fleshman, Warren Gray Completed 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 Pershing Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Birder, Rodney Hugh Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Starr, William George Completed 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 H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Hollingsworth, Frederick Clay AbortedTurned 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 L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles P Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Cline, Walter William Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Cook, Raymond D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Gilmer, Charles E Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Tebo, Clerance L Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Gregg, William G AbortedTurned back due to #3 engine failure; landed away at RAF Manston, Kent.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Rowe, George B Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850DeFrancesco, John Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927McKone, Joseph F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Festersen, John Carl Completed MissionLanded on the continent in allied territory.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smisek, William Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Kinkead, Robert M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Richardson, George P Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Niederlitz, Donald Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Storey, Wallace Arnold Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Stone, Arthur Martin Flight 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 Elmer Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401McCartney, James Thomas Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT