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Mission # 278

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 1 March 1945
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 278, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 857
Transportation Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing C Group on today's mission. Although prepared for blind bombing, there was sufficient visibility in the target area for visual sighting. The lead and low squadrons were able to bomb on the first run, but a bomb sight salvo switch malfunction in the high squadron lead plane forced a second run for them. The entire group stayed together for the second run, with the high squadron in the lead.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Bruchsal, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 39
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Aborted - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

46 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 
42‑37788Drew, James LawrenceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 401st BG for today's mission. Manned by 401st personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Grove, Alfred WAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back due to #2 engine failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Peterson, Calvin JamesCompleted MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship; PFF and Gee-H ship. May have taken over lead on return due to flak damage to the lead ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Nicolai, Edwin GCompleted MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell EdgarCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Turner, Willard JeromeSpare, Completed MissionHigh Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Sharp, Alan ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Hicks, Gerald WardenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Patterson, Nelton DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Haaf, Arthur HerschelCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles PershingCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
43‑38062Jackson, Taylor HallCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused 
43‑38630Bennett, Ralph JCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Belsinger, Harry FlairCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Carpenter, Dean EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Lucas, Roy ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Ferrell, Oran DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Griffin, Robert StanleyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Goble, Charles DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Wright, Edward SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Wilson, Robert LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Murphy, William CareyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Graehl, Russell ECompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Reed, Verlin DeanCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Pierce, Oscar WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Cathey, George WarlickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, Edward (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Kowats, Daniel FrankCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Lewis, Charles AllynSpare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Milligan, George RobertCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Tebo, Clerance LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Shuff, Charles BernardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923MacKellar, Donald AllenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 306th BG for today's mission. Manned by 306th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 305th BG for today's mission. Manned by 305th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211[Non-384th Pilot]Completed MissionLoaned to the 305th BG for today's mission. Manned by 305th personnel, except as noted on the Sortie Report.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Jerome, Edwin AnthonyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8541Kinkead, Robert MillerCompleted MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Moorhead, Harris LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8665[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, UnusedPFF and Gee-H ship.
44‑8668Warner, Henry LCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Baughman, John RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT