Mission # 297


Mission Date 24 March 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 297
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 911
Mission Comments Second Mission of the Day
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew two missions today. For the mid-afternoon mission, thirteen 384th aircraft and crews formed the low squadron of the 41st Bomb Wing A Group. Weather at the target was CAVU permitting visual sighting: bombing results were good. Because the target was in occupied territory, crews were briefed: 'Target will be attacked by visual methods only. If this is impossible bombs will be returned to base.'
Primary Target Target: Twente Enschede Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 12
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

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Aircraft Pilot Results Mission/Sortie Information
42‑37788Goble, Charles D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Bradford, James W Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
42‑97824Nicolai, Edwin G Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Bowman, Harold H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Whitesides, John B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Drew, James Lawrence Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Cathey, George Warlick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Ferrell, Oran D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Scherokman, Edward Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
44‑8401Zakas, Joseph (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Lewis, Charles Allyn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8649Graehl, Russell E Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
44‑8668Smisek, William Joseph Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship. PFF ship.