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Mission # 252

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 7 January 1945
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 252, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 785
Support For Ground Troops
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing A Group on today's mission. The primary target was attacked using Gee-H methods; bombs were dropped in group formation on the group leader.
Primary Target Target: Enemy Strong Point
Type: Military
Location: Blankenheim, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 38
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Flight Completed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Scrubbed - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

45 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
42‑32106Peterson, Calvin JamesCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Hewes, Charles PershingCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822DeFrancesco, John JosephCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Welsh, James HCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑39888[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38673.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97150Jackson, Oakley HomerCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97251Gregg, William GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97320Ultcht, John PrestonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑97521Miley, Harold LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Gabel, Raymond JohnCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98000Fleshman, Warren GrayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionGee-H ship; loaned to the 457th BG with a Gee-H navigator; remainder of unidentified crew provided by the 457th BG.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8430.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Wyatt, William GlennCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Milligan, George RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Boyette, Irving HCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Whitesides, John BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Herring, Harold FCompleted MissionGroup deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Kramer, William LeoSpare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Gilmer, Charles ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38616Rice, Robert EugeneCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Bennett, Ralph JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673MacKellar, Donald AllenCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑39888.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Cook, Raymond DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Tebo, Clerance LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Klatt, Merton DaleCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Abbott, William HCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Kinkead, Robert MillerCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38850McKone, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927Warner, Henry LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Johnson, Donald ErnestCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smisek, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6135Richardson, George PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Ramsay, Walter ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Phillips, Herbert DyerSpare, Completed MissionHigh Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Belsinger, Harry FlairCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Smith, Jack MCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8216[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
44‑8401McCartney, James ThomasFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Tatulis, Charles PaulCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑102501.
SORTIE REPORT