Mission # 255

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 15 January 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 255
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 794
Mission Comments Luftwaffe Airfield Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the lead and low squadrons of the 41st Combat Wing A Group on today's mission. When group lead aborted 30 minutes prior to IP, low squadron took over lead and lead squadron moved into low position: low squadron led bomb run. Bombs were dropped on the secondary target using PFF in group formation.
Primary Target Target: Neuburg Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Neuburg an der Donau, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Ingolstadt Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 22
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Flying Spare, Returned As Briefed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Returned Early - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

31 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
42‑32106Fisher, Robert Jeremy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Ultcht, John P Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271MacKellar, Donald Allen Completed MissionLanded away on Continent at airstrip B-53 (Nerville, France) on return, with #3 and #4 engines out.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Birder, Rodney Hugh Completed MissionDropped bombs about one minute late.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Ellis, Harold Richard Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501McKay, William Monroe Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Welsh, James H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37703Wyatt, William Glenn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Ruckman, George F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062McKone, Joseph F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Spangler, George Knox Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Replaced 44‑8430 on spares list.
43‑38630Klatt, Merton D Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Kinkead, Robert M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Miley, Harold L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38721Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Tebo, Clerance L Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38800. Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Bennett, Ralph J Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38752, then repaired and listed as a Ground Spare Aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Starr, William George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Johnson, Donald Ernest Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Festersen, John Carl Flying Spare,
Returned As Briefed
Lead Squadron
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smisek, William Joseph AbortedNumber two engine blew #9 cylinder; jettisoned bombs in Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Rush, Joseph H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Jackson, Oakley Homer Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Gilmore, James Robson Returned EarlyGroup lead. PFF ship. Aborted 30 minutes prior to IP due to mechanical problems. Ordered low Squadron into lead before departing. Bombed a target of opportunity (TOO) during return.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Keller, Marion Wayne Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship. Ordered to bring his Squadron into the lead position when group leader aborted. Led group in a PFF attack on the secondary briefed target.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
44‑8401[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
44‑8430[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
This aircraft was replaced in the list of spares by 43‑38548.
44‑8608Van Popering, Earle Allen Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT