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 AllynCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Seavey, Homer CarlCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Jerome, Edwin AnthonyCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Gilmore, James RobsonCompleted MissionGroup lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Schissel, Gregory AnthonyCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107148Carpenter, Dean ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Graehl, Russell ECompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Haaf, Arthur HCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles PershingCompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Carlson, Russell ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Tatulis, Charles PCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Connor, John MichaelFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Smisek, William JosephCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Blagg, John AnthonyCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John CarlCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John BCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Cathey, George WarlickCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38974Lucas, Roy EFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot HCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Murphy, William CCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39035Ferrell, Oran DCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Donnell, Alonzo McWilliamsCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Hatch, William AlvaCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑39164Hicks, Gerald WardenCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Henry, Robert TCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Magleby, Calvin CharlesCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, EdwardCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Goble, Charles DCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6590Starr, William GeorgeCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George KnoxCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
44‑6898Funk, Donald OlsenCompleted MissionLow Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Rush, Joseph HCompleted MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923Burroughs, Edwin CCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8008Boyette, Irving HCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Bennett, Ralph JCompleted MissionLow Squadron lead; PFF and Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Drew, James LawrenceCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Ramsay, Walter ECompleted 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 RCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT