Mission # 278

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 1 March 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 278
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 857
Mission Comments 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
Aborted - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
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 Lawrence Completed 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 W AbortedTurned back due to #2 engine failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Peterson, Calvin J Completed 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 G Completed MissionHot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell E Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Turner, Willard Jerome Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Sharp, Alan E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Hicks, Gerald Warden Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Patterson, Nelton D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Haaf, Arthur H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38062Jackson, Taylor Hall Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38630Bennett, Ralph J Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Belsinger, Harry F Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Carpenter, Dean E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Lucas, Roy E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Ferrell, Oran D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Griffin, Robert Stanley Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Goble, Charles D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Wright, Edward S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Wilson, Robert L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Murphy, William C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Graehl, Russell E Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Reed, Verlin Dean Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Pierce, Oscar W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Cathey, George Warlick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Kowats, Daniel Frank Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Lewis, Charles Allyn Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Milligan, George Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Tebo, Clerance L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Shuff, Charles Bernard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923MacKellar, Donald Allen Completed 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 Anthony Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8541Kinkead, Robert M Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Moorhead, Harris L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8665[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
PFF and Gee-H ship.
44‑8668Warner, Henry L Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Baughman, John R Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT