Mission # 279

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 2 March 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 279
8th Air Force Mission 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
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 Anthony Completed 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 A Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Dunsfold, Surrey, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Connor, John Michael Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Grove, Alfred W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell E Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Kowats, Daniel Frank Flying 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 Warden Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Lucas, Roy E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Nicolai, Edwin G Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Wilson, Robert L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles Paul Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Seavey, Homer Carl Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Henry, Robert T Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Ramsay, Walter E Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Burroughs, Edwin C Completed MissionLanded away at RAF Redhill, Surrey, on return due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Miley, Harold L AbortedTurned 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 Jerome Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Jackson, Taylor Hall Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Kuite, Donald Warren Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Carpenter, Dean E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Donnell, Alonzo McWilliams Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Ostnes, Leif Robert Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Rush, Joseph H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Kramer, William Leo Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Wright, Edward S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Williams, Philip Young Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Smith, Eliot H Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Moorhead, Harris Leroy Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George Knox Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Milligan, George Robert Completed 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 Alva Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38747.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8007Bean, Donald W Returned To BaseCrew on Artillery Spotting
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Peterson, Calvin James Completed MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Murphy, William C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Zink, Joseph D Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Sharp, Alan E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8649Tuck, Sam Gail Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8668[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
PFF ship.
44‑8679Haaf, Arthur Herschel Completed MissionLanded away at B-53, an RAF airfield near Merville, France, on return, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT