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Mission # 279

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 2 March 1945
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 279, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 859
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
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Returned To Base - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Scrubbed - 1
Aborted - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

44 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
42‑32106Jerome, Edwin AnthonyCompleted 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 EdgarCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kowats, Daniel FrankSpare, Completed MissionHigh 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 PaulCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Seavey, Homer CarlCompleted 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 LAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back due to mechanical failure.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747[N/A]Scrubbed: Did Not Take OffReplaced 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 HallCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Kuite, Donald WarrenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Carpenter, Dean EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Donnell, Alonzo McWilliamsCompleted 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 YoungCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Smith, Eliot HSpare, Completed MissionLow Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Moorhead, Harris LeroyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George KnoxCompleted 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 JamesCompleted MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Murphy, William CareyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Zink, Joseph DarrellCompleted MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Sharp, Alan ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8649Tuck, Sam GailCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8668[N/A]Lead Ground Spare Aircraft, UnusedPFF ship.
44‑8679Haaf, Arthur HerschelCompleted MissionLanded away at B-53, an RAF airfield near Merville, France, on return, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT