Mission # 299

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 28 March 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 299
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 917
Mission Comments Industrial Plant Attacked
Weather prevented attack on the primary target so the secondary target was attacked using PFF. This plant produced machine tools, small arms gun components, and control apparatus for V-1 and V-2 weapons.
Primary Target Target: Berlin/Spandau Motor Transport Works
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau (Berlin), Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Deutsche Industrie Werke
Type: Industry
Location: Spandau, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Landed In Allied Territory - 2
Flight Completed - 1
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
42‑32106[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑37788Martin, Gerald L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Aitken, Robert Partington Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Magleby, Calvin Charles Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824Montgomery, Robert W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97986Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed MissionLead Squadron Deputy
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Seavey, Homer Carl Completed MissionReplaced 43‑38588.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620Leavitt, Philip Neldon Completed MissionReplaced 43‑38584.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Carpenter, Dean E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Carney, William Robert Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Blagg, John Anthony Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102620.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102459.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Ferrell, Oran D Landed in Allied TerritoryLanded away at A-72 (Perrone, France) due to low fuel. Returned to base later.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Jerome, Edwin Anthony Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Miley, Harold L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John Carl Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Bowman, Harold H Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Blankenmeyer, William J Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Murphy, William C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Henry, Robert T Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Carlson, Russell E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Gray, Fred Price Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Ostnes, Leif Robert Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Hatch, William Alva Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Smisek, William Joseph Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Drew, James Lawrence Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George Knox AbortedTurned back due to engine failure (said to have 'exploded'); bomb load jettisoned at 'Point B.'
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Wilson, Robert L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Zakas, Joseph (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Richardson, George P Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923Saxton, John C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Ramsay, Walter E Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Burroughs, Edwin C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Lewis, Charles Allyn Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8541[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF Ground Spare Aircraft.
44‑8608Meitzler, Roy A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8649Cook, Raymond D Completed MissionLead Squadron lead
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8668Funk, Donald Olsen Completed MissionLow Squadron lead
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Cathey, George Warlick Landed in Allied TerritoryLanded away at A-72 (Perrone, France) due to low fuel. Returned to base later.
SORTIE REPORT