Mission # 280

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 3 March 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 280
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 861
Mission Comments Hannover Railyard Bombed
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing C Group on today's mission - the thirteenth in as many days. The primary (visual-only) target was obscured by clouds so the bombers attacked the secondary PFF target.
Primary Target Target: Synthetic Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Misburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) PFF Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Hannover, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

41 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
42‑32106Carpenter, Dean E Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Shuff, Charles Bernard Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
[ N.B. Actual positions: Ball Turret - George Cramer; Tail Gunner - Joseph Britton; Flexible (Waist) Gunner - George Lesko. Per George Cramer, January 2014. ]
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37822Cathey, George Warlick Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑38630. Lead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑7917.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Miley, Harold L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Jerome, Edwin Anthony Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Connor, John Michael AbortedHigh Squadron flying spare. Turned back with mechanical problem after jettisoning bombs into the North Sea.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Lucas, Roy E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Patterson, Nelton D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Henry, Robert T ScrubbedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97510. Did not take off. Remainder of crew not identified in mission documents.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Hicks, Gerald Warden Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Smith, Eliot H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37822.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Graehl, Russell E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John Carl Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Ferrell, Oran D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Carlson, Russell E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Jack L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Boyette, Irving H Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Tatulis, Charles P Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Kuite, Donald Warren Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Gregg, William G Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Peterson, Calvin J Completed MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Tebo, Clerance L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Gilmer, Charles E Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Hatch, William Alva Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Haaf, Arthur H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George Knox Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Funk, Donald Olsen Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Seavey, Homer Carl Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923MacKellar, Donald Allen Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Ellis, Harold Richard Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Starr, William George Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Lewis, Charles Allyn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
PFF ship.
44‑8649Owens, Robert Clare Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8668Thacker, Clarence Lewis Completed MissionLead Squadron deputy and hot camera ship; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Murphy, William C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT