Mission # 282

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 7 March 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 282
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 869
Mission Comments Two Targets Attacked
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing A Group on today's mission. Cloud-covered targets required the Group to rely on electronic means. Unfortunately, the Gee-H equipment in the lead and high squadrons failed, but the low squadron bombed the primary on the first run and returned to base with the 303rd BG. The remaining squadrons then proceeded to the tertiary target, which was attacked using PFF sighting.
Primary Target Target: Oil Refinery
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Bochum, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Gee-H)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

42 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
42‑37788Lewis, Charles Allyn Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Seavey, Homer Carl Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Jerome, Edwin Anthony Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Gilmore, James Robson Completed MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Schissel, Gregory Anthony Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Carpenter, Dean E Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Graehl, Russell E Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Haaf, Arthur H Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Carlson, Russell E Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles P Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Connor, John Michael Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Smisek, William Joseph Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Blagg, John Anthony Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John Carl Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John B Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Cathey, George Warlick Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38974Lucas, Roy E Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot H Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Murphy, William C Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39035Ferrell, Oran D Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Donnell, Alonzo McWilliams Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Hatch, William Alva Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑39164Hicks, Gerald Warden Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Henry, Robert T Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Magleby, Calvin Charles Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, Edward Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Goble, Charles D Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Starr, William George Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George Knox Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
44‑6898Funk, Donald Olsen Completed MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Rush, Joseph H Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923Burroughs, Edwin C Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Boyette, Irving H Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Bennett, Ralph J Completed MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Drew, James Lawrence Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Ramsay, Walter E Completed MissionLead Squadron deputy and hot camera ship; PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8649[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
PFF ship.
44‑8679Baughman, John R Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT