Mission # 267

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 15 February 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 267
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 832
Mission Comments Weather Reduces Force
Heavy fog closed in quickly during takeoff operations, preventing almost half of the force from flying. The 384th Bombardment Group (H), initially ordered to provide all three squadrons of the 41st B group, formed itself into two reduced squadrons - lead and low - during assembly. They also picked up some aircraft from the 379th BG. The primary target was 'visual only' so the secondary was attacked using radar aiming. Weather at the home base remained bad on their return, so all but one aircraft landed elsewhere.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Plant
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bohlen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) PFF Primary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Dresden, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 19
Scrubbed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Did Not Take Off - 18
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

39 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
42‑32106MacKellar, Donald Allen Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Graehl, Russell E Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Sharp, Alan E Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38013Baker, John R Completed MissionLanded away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Chmura, Edward (NMI) Did Not Take OffLow Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Milligan, George Robert Completed MissionLanded away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Nicolai, Edwin G Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at Seething Airfield, AAF Station 146.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Welsh, James H Completed MissionLanded away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Zink, Joseph D Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
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42‑107148Ryan, Chilton Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Patterson, Nelton D Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Haaf, Arthur H Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Wilson, Robert L Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Smisek, William Joseph Did Not Take OffThis aircraft was originally assigned to Hoppen Crew; replaced 43‑38800 for the Smisek Crew. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Gilmer, Charles E Completed MissionLanded away at Bassingbourn AIrfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Smith, Jack L Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Griffin, Robert Stanley Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John Carl Completed MissionLanded away at Deenethorpe Airfield, AAF Station 128.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Goble, Charles D Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Drew, James Lawrence Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
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43‑38800[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by 43‑38062, which had been assigned to Hoppen Crew. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Tuck, Sam Gail Did Not Take OffLead Squadron hot camera ship. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38823Martin, Robert B Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship. Landed away at Seething Airfield, AAF Station 146.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Kowats, Daniel Frank Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Boyette, Irving H Completed MissionLanded away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39035Funk, Donald Olsen Did Not Take OffLead Squadron flying spare. Did not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Cook, Raymond D Completed MissionLanded away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Ramsay, Walter E Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Rush, Joseph H Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Hoppen, Jack Stewart Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 8062 which was given to Smisek Crew. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Jackson, Taylor Hall Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Bennett, Ralph J Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Kinkead, Robert M Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF and Gee-H ship. Only aircraft to land at Grafton Underwood after the mission.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Ellis, Harold Richard Completed MissionGroup deputy. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
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44‑8408Holmes, George W Completed MissionLanded away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
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44‑8541McLean, William S Completed MissionLanded away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Tebo, Clerance L Did Not Take OffDid not take off because bad weather halted flight operations.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8665Gilmore, James Robson Completed MissionGroup lead. Landed away at Bassingbourn Airfield, AAF Station 121.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8668[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
Lead Ground Spare Aircraft; PFF ship.