Mission # 268

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 19 February 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 268
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 835
Mission Comments Transportation Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st A Combat Wing on today's mission. The field order specified that the primary target would only be bombed under visual conditions or using Gee-H equipment. Since the primary was cloud-covered and the Gee-H was unreliable in the lead and inoperative in the deputy lead Aircraft, the decision was made to bomb the secondary using PFF. Due to erratic behavior of the PFF equipment in both the lead and deputy lead aircraft, the lead position changed several times on the bomb run. Finally, the deputy lead got their PFF settled down and the attack was completed.
Primary Target Target: Coking Plant
Type: Industry
Location: Gelsenkirchen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Münster, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 37
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 5
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

45 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
42‑32106[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97824Milligan, George Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionPFF and Gee-H ship loaned to the 305th BG with Gee-H Navigator.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Richardson, George P Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Jerome, Edwin Anthony Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kowats, Daniel Frank Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Peterson, Calvin J Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑37843Patterson, Nelton D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Rush, Joseph H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Smith, Jack L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Cathey, George Warlick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Drew, James Lawrence Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Welsh, James H Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Miley, Harold L Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Kuite, Donald Warren Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John B Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Griffin, Robert Stanley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Schissel, Gregory Anthony Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Jackson, Taylor Hall Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Wilson, Robert L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Boyette, Irving H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39035Tebo, Clerance L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Gregg, William G Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Gilmer, Charles E Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Reed, Verlin Dean Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Knaur, John S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Graehl, Russell E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Nicolai, Edwin G Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George Knox Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Wright, Edward S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Funk, Donald Olsen Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Lead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Seavey, Homer Carl Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923MacKellar, Donald Allen Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Abbott, William H Completed MissionWing deputy; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
PFF and Gee-H ship.
44‑8408Martin, Robert B Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8541Williams, Philip Y Completed MissionWing lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Herring, Harold F Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Kramer, William Leo Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8665Cook, Raymond D Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Baughman, John R Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT