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Mission # 277

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 28 February 1945
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 277, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 854
Hagen Railroad Targeted
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission - the tenth in as many days. The low squadron managed to bomb on the first run, and then returned to base with the 379th BG. The Gee-H equipment in the lead squadron (both lead and deputy) failed prior to the bomb run, so the lead squadron fell in trail of the high squadron for bombing. The 41st CW A Group came in on a collision course during the bomb run, so the high squadron, with the lead squadron in trail, went around again and completed the attack.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) PFF Primary (Gee-H)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hagen, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 3
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

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
42‑32106Van Pelt, Charles ASpare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Graehl, Russell ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Seavey, Homer CarlCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Jackson, Taylor HallCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Ramsay, Walter ECompleted MissionGroup deputy; PFF and Gee-H ship; lead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
42‑102661Nicolai, Edwin GCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Patterson, Nelton DCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Henry, Robert TCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Ultcht, John PrestonCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead; Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Wright, Edward SCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PaulCompleted MissionLead Squadron. Landed shortly after takeoff to correct a loose gas cap; took off again and joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Smith, Jack LCompleted MissionLead Squadron. Landed away at Alconbury Airfield, AAF Station 102, on return, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Sharp, Alan ECompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Lewis, Charles AllynCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Abbott, William HCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy; hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John BCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Griffin, Robert StanleyCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Shuff, Charles BernardCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Kowats, Daniel FrankCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Connor, John MichaelCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39035[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
43‑39053Donnell, Alonzo McWilliamsCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Hatch, William AlvaCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Rush, Joseph HCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Turner, Willard JeromeCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Kramer, William LeoCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Ostnes, Leif RobertSpare, Completed MissionLead Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Smith, Eliot HCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, Edward (NMI)Spare, Completed MissionHigh Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Goble, Charles DCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Moorhead, Harris LeroyCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Pierce, Oscar WCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Ferrell, Oran DCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Richardson, George PCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923Cathey, George WarlickCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, UnusedPFF and Gee-H ship.
44‑8408Tebo, Clerance LCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8541Smith, Jack MCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Reed, Verlin DeanCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8649Owens, Robert ClareCompleted MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Wilson, Robert LCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT