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 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 WAbortedTurned back due to #2 engine failure.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Peterson, Calvin JCompleted 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 ECompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Turner, Willard JeromeFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High 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 HCompleted 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 FCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Carpenter, Dean ECompleted 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 CCompleted 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, EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Kowats, Daniel FrankCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Lewis, Charles AllynFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low 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[ N.B. Actual positions: Ball Turret - George Cramer; Tail Gunner - Joseph Britton; Flexible (Waist) Gunner - George Lesko. Per George Cramer, January 2014. ]
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 MCompleted MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Moorhead, Harris LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8665[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
PFF and Gee-H ship.
44‑8668Warner, Henry LCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Baughman, John RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT