Mission # 279

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 2 March 1945
384th Mission Number
 
279
8th Air Force Mission Number 859
Mission Comments Pressure on Oil
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing A Group on today's mission. Alerted to prepare for radar bombing, clouds dissipated near the target permitting all three squadrons to bomb visually, with good results.
Primary Target Target: Low Temperature Carbonization Plant and Refinery of Deutsche Petroleum A.G.
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Rositz, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Returned To Base - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists

44 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sortable by Aircraft, Pilot, Results, and Mission/Sortie Information
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑32106Jerome, Edwin ACompleted MissionLanded away at RAF White Waltham, Berkshire, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37822Van Pelt, Charles ACompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Dunsfold, Surrey, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Connor, John MichaelCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Grove, Alfred WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell ECompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kowats, Daniel FrankFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High squadron flying spare; joined formation. Struck by flak; had #4 prop feathered but was under control. Landed away at on Continent at A-79, Prosnes, France, on return
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Hicks, Gerald WardenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Lucas, Roy ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Hewes, Charles PershingCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Nicolai, Edwin GCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Wilson, Robert LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Seavey, Homer CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Henry, Robert TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Ramsay, Walter ECompleted MissionLow squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Burroughs, Edwin CCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Redhill, Surrey, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Miley, Harold LAbortedTurned back due to mechanical failure.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 44‑6909.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38801Turner, Willard JeromeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Jackson, Taylor HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Kuite, Donald WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Carpenter, Dean ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Donnell, Alonzo MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Ostnes, Leif RobertCompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Rush, Joseph HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Kramer, William LeoCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Wright, Edward SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Williams, Philip YCompleted MissionLow squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Smith, Eliot HFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Moorhead, Harris LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George KCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Milligan, George RobertCompleted MissionLanded away at RAF Friston, East Sussex, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
44‑6909Hatch, William AlvaCompleted MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 43‑38747.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Bean, Donald WReturned To BaseCrew on Artillery Spotting
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Peterson, Calvin JCompleted MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Murphy, William CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Zink, Joseph DCompleted MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Sharp, Alan ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8649Tuck, Sam GCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8668[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
PFF ship.
44‑8679Haaf, Arthur HCompleted MissionLanded away at B-53, an RAF airfield near Berville, France, on return, due to low fuel; refueled and continued back to Grafton Underwood, arriving about two hours after the rest of the Group.
SORTIE REPORT