Mission # 258

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 21 January 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 258
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 803
Mission Comments Radar Bombing
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st A group on today's mission. With nearly all aircraft landing elsewhere after yesterday's mission, only 14 aircraft were available, and three of those were scrubbed. A solid layer of clouds covered the target, and with the Gee-H equipment in both the lead and deputy lead ships inoperative, bombing was done by radar: results were unobserved.
Primary Target Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) PFF Secondary (PFF)
Target: Marshalling Yard
Type: Transportation
Location: Aschaffenburg, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 10
Scrubbed - 3
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

14 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
42‑37788Worthen, Kirk Winthrop Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Johnson, Donald Ernest Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Richardson, George P Completed MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Gilmore, James Robson Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Gross, Kenneth Eugene Completed MissionGroup deputy. Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Ultcht, John P Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Birder, Rodney Hugh Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Owens, Robert Clare Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8408.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Ruckman, George Francis Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Kinkead, Robert M Scrubbed SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smisek, William Joseph Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Orr, James Wallace Scrubbed SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Rush, Joseph H Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑8647.
SORTIE REPORT