Mission # 260

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 23 January 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 260
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 807
Mission Comments Challenging Weather
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) led the 41st B Combat Bombardment Wing on today's mission. Takeoff time was delayed but the route timetable was not changed. That change, and a snowstorm, prevented any semblance of assembly of the bomber stream. Nonetheless, most aircraft flew the mission, bombing the primary target visually, even though it was partly obscured by clouds. On return, all aircraft landed at other bases due to the snowstorm, which had not abated.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Neuss, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 16
Aborted - 5
Scrubbed - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

29 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
42‑32106Hewes, Charles PershingFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying Spare; joined formation. Landed away at Bassingborn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Milligan, George RobertCompleted MissionLanded away at Sudbury Airfield, AAF Station 174.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑38013Van Pelt, Charles AScrubbedDid not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Tebo, Clerance LCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Smith, Jack LCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at RAF Downham Market, Norfolk.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Peterson, Calvin JAbortedTurned back due to mechanical failure. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Gilmer, Charles ECompleted MissionGroup deputy; Gee-H ship. Landed away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Goble, Charles DAbortedTurned back due to mechanical failure. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Boyette, Irving HScrubbedLow Squadron hot camera ship; did not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38062Kramer, William LeoCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Fisher, Robert JeremyCompleted MissionLanded away at Ridgewell Airfield, AAF Station 167.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Bennett, Ralph JCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Gravely, Huntingdonshire (now Cambridgeshire).
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Herring, Harold FCompleted MissionAssigned as low Squadron lead, took over group lead when Maj Strickland aborted. Landed away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Holmes, George WScrubbedLow Squadron deputy; did not take off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Patterson, Nelton DAbortedTurned back due to failure of #1 engine. Landed away at Alconbury Airfield, AAF Station 102
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Warner, Henry LCompleted MissionLanded away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑39019Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayAbortedCould not catch formation. Landed away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Richardson, George PFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation. Landed away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060McKay, William MonroeCompleted MissionLanded away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Gregg, William GCompleted MissionAttacked target with the 303rd BG. Landed away at Molesworth Airfield, AAF Station 107.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6105Smisek, William JosephCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Manston, Kent, because of weather, and the navigator had flak wounds.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Festersen, John CCompleted MissionLanded away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Funk, Donald OlsenCompleted MissionLanded away at Honington Airfield, AAF Station 375.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Kinnaird, William RobertAbortedGroup lead. Turned back over field due to mechanical failure.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Baughman, John RCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Ultcht, John PCompleted MissionLanded away at North Pickenham Airfield, AAF Station 143.
SORTIE REPORT