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 EFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788Shuff, Charles BernardCompleted 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 WarlickCompleted 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 LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Jerome, Edwin AnthonyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Connor, John MichaelAbortedHigh Squadron flying spare. Turned back with mechanical problem after jettisoning bombs into the North Sea.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Lucas, Roy ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Patterson, Nelton DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Henry, Robert TScrubbedGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑97510. Did not take off. Remainder of crew not identified in mission documents.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles PershingCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Hicks, Gerald WardenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Smith, Eliot HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑37822.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Graehl, Russell ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John CarlCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Ferrell, Oran DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Carlson, Russell ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Jack LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Boyette, Irving HCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Tatulis, Charles PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Kuite, Donald WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Gregg, William GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Peterson, Calvin JCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Tebo, Clerance LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Gilmer, Charles ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Hatch, William AlvaCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Haaf, Arthur HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George KnoxCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Funk, Donald OlsenCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Seavey, Homer CarlCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923MacKellar, Donald AllenCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Ellis, Harold RichardCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Starr, William GeorgeCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Lewis, Charles AllynCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
PFF ship.
44‑8649Owens, Robert ClareCompleted MissionGroup lead; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8668Thacker, Clarence LewisCompleted MissionLead Squadron deputy and hot camera ship; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Murphy, William CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT