Mission # 293

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 20 March 1945
384th Mission Number
 
293
8th Air Force 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

43 AIRCRAFT ASSIGNED TO THIS MISSION
Table is sorted by Aircraft serial Number, and may be sorted by any column: click the column head.
Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑32106Lucas, Roy ECompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑37788[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 43‑38647.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97271Hicks, Gerald WardenFailed 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 PershingCompleted MissionGroup deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97592[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
42‑97824Nicolai, Edwin GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Kinnaird, William RobertCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell ECompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Cathey, George WarlickAbortedTurned back with #3 turbocharger out; bombs jettisoned in Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Saxton, John CCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Leavitt, Philip NeldonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Magleby, Calvin CharlesCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Seavey, Homer CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38630Tebo, Clerance LCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Zakas, Joseph (NMI)Completed MissionGround spare aircraft; replaced 42‑37788.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Carpenter, Dean ECompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Connor, John MichaelCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38752Whitesides, John BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Spangler, George KCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Bradford, James WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Knaur, John SFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Ground spare aircraft; replaced 44‑6476. High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Murphy, William CCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39053Richardson, George PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39060Hatch, William AlvaCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Rush, Joseph HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑39164Turner, Willard JeromeFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Ostnes, Leif RobertCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Henry, Robert TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, EdwardCompleted MissionPilot reported seeing 10 Me-262 jet aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6109Blagg, John AnthonyCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by ground spare aircraft 43‑38801.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Miller, John CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Shuff, Charles BernardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923Mackellar, Donald AllenCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211McKay, William MonroeCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Burroughs, Edwin CCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Drew, James LawrenceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Sperry, Dale MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679MacDonald, Ranald HCompleted MissionLead squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8789Bennett, Ralph JCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT