Mission # 293

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 20 March 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 293
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 898
Mission Comments Hamburg Hammered
A practice mission scheduled for today was scrubbed when a Field Order was received in the morning. The Group flew as the 41st Bombardment Wing A Group on today's mission. The primary (visual only) target was hidden by clouds, so the #2 target was attacked using PFF, with minimal help from visual sightings. The high and low squadrons bombed on their first run, but the lead squadron had to avoid traffic conflicts, and elected to make a second bomb run. As a result, the lead squadron returned to base independently.
Primary Target Target: Deutsche Werft Submarine Shipyard
Type: Submarine Facility
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: "Petroleumhafen" Refinery & Storage Complex
Type: Oil Industry
Location: Hamburg, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 34
Failed To Return - 1
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 3
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

43 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
42‑32106Lucas, Roy E Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38647.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hicks, Gerald Warden Failed to ReturnLead Squadron. Hit by flak at 1655 hrs in #2 engine during withdrawal; was thrown out of formation to the right and dropped 7000ft; was last seen heading for the deck, apparently under control with no feathered props. Crashed near Ramhausen, Germany (northwest of Hamburg). MACR 13565
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97824Nicolai, Edwin G Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Kinnaird, William Robert Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell E Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Cathey, George Warlick AbortedTurned back with #3 turbocharger out; bombs jettisoned in Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Saxton, John C Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Leavitt, Philip Neldon Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Magleby, Calvin Charles Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Seavey, Homer Carl Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Tebo, Clerance L Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Zakas, Joseph (NMI) Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 42‑37788.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Carpenter, Dean E Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Connor, John Michael Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38752Whitesides, John B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Spangler, George Knox Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Bradford, James W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Knaur, John S Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 44‑6476. High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Murphy, William C Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Richardson, George P Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Hatch, William Alva Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Rush, Joseph H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑39164Turner, Willard Jerome Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Ostnes, Leif Robert Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Henry, Robert T Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, Edward Completed MissionPilot reported seeing 10 Me-262 jet aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Blagg, John Anthony Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38801.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Miller, John C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Shuff, Charles Bernard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923MacKellar, Donald Allen Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211McKay, William Monroe Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Burroughs, Edwin C Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Drew, James Lawrence Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Sperry, Dale M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679MacDonald, Ranald H Completed MissionLead Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8789Bennett, Ralph J Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT