Mission # 263

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 1 February 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 263
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 814
Mission Comments Secondary Target Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the entire 41st B Combat Wing on today's mission. When near the IP, the leader found his 'Micro-H' equipment (apparently a version of Gee-H) was inoperative, so the PFF Primary target was attacked.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Mannheim, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) PFF Primary (PFF)
Target: Highway and Railroad Bridge
Type: Transportation
Location: Ludwigshafen, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 34
Aborted - 2
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 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
42‑32106Peterson, Calvin JFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Welsh, James HCompleted MissionOriginally assigned to Tebo; replaced 43‑38673 for Welsh.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Sharp, Alan ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Funk, Donald OlsenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Tebo, Clerance LCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37788 when that aircraft was taken by Welsh.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted MissionLanded away at Ridgewell Airfield, AAF Station 167, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Molder, Charles RichardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Chmura, Edward (NMI)Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Johnson, Donald ErnestFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Ryan, ChiltonCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Reed, Verlin DeanCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Herring, Harold FFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148MacKellar, Donald AllenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Patterson, Nelton DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Milligan, George RobertAbortedTurned back with #3 leaking oil.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles PershingCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Hartness, Joseph GeorgeCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead; Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Ramsay, Walter ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Whitesides, John BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Smisek, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673[N/A]ScrubbedOriginally assigned to Welsh; replaced by aircraft 42‑37788, which had been assigned to Tebo.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Miley, Harold LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Long, Robert ClayCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Graehl, Russell ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38927Springsted, Donald GeorgeCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship. Crashed on return from mission while attempting to land at Molesworth Airfield, AAF Station 107, due to low fuel. Aircraft destroyed, no injuries to crew.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Boyette, Irving HCompleted MissionLanded away at Alconbury Airfield, AAF Station 102, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Cook, Raymond DCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Rush, Joseph HCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Richardson, George PCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Goble, Charles DCompleted MissionLanded away at at Sudbury Airfield, AAF Station 174, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Van Pelt, Charles ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Ruckman, George FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Gross, Kenneth EugeneCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
44‑8211Rice, Robert ECompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Starr, William GeorgeAborted SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Kramer, William LeoCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Kinkead, Robert MCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT