Mission # 264

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 February 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 264
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 817
Mission Comments Transportation Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st B Combat Wing on today's mission. Unusual clear weather permitted accurate visual bombing.
Primary Target Target: Tempelhof Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Berlin, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Failed To Return - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Landed In Allied Territory - 1
Ditched - 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

42 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
42‑3441Ellis, Harold RichardFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N Eng, RO) not identified in mission documents.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑32106Milligan, George RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Whitesides, John BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Van Pelt, Charles ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Funk, Donald OlsenCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Hoppen, Jack StewartCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97960Molder, Charles RichardFailed to ReturnLead Squadron hot camera ship. At 1132 hrs, this aircraft was observed with #2 and #4 engines out due to flak; pilot said he was on fire, losing altitude, and had 2 wounded on board; stated he was going to bail out; crashed near Fuerstenwerder, Germany. MACR 12153
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102501Long, Robert ClayFailed to Return,
Ditched
Aircraft left formation after bombs away with one engine feathered, damaged by flak. Dropped behind formation and appeared headed for Russian lines, but ditched in the North Sea. 2nd Lt. Robert C. Long received posthumous award of Silver Star, for his selfless efforts to save his crew after ditching. See 'As Briefed...' page 201. MACR 15315
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Ryan, ChiltonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kowats, Daniel FrankCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Hollingsworth, Frederick ClayCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Sharp, Alan ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Patterson, Nelton DFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑37971Hewes, Charles PershingCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Belsinger, Harry FCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Spangler, George KnoxCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Tebo, Clerance LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Graehl, Russell ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673MacKellar, Donald AllenCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Miley, Harold LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Gregg, William GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Smisek, William JosephCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Peterson, Calvin JCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Boyette, Irving HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Gilmer, Charles ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Worthen, Kirk WinthropCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Johnson, Donald ErnestCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Jackson, Taylor HallCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Richardson, George PCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Kramer, William LeoCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Ruckman, George FLanded in Allied TerritoryLeft formation after bombs away; crash-landed in Russian territory; repaired plane and returned via Italy to Grafton Underwood.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Reed, Verlin DeanCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Zink, Joseph DCompleted MissionGroup deputy: PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008McLean, William SCompleted MissionLead Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑8211. High Squadron lead; PFF ship. Captain Samson Fisher was a "Medical Observer."
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8008.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Starr, William GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Fisher, Robert JeremyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Baughman, John RFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT