Mission # 303

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 4 April 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 303
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 926
Mission Comments Some Bombs On Target
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing C Group on today's mission. Ordered to bomb targets by visual means only, the crews had mixed results. The low squadron dropped on the first run, and returned to base with another group. The lead and high squadrons made two runs, with the lead squadron dropping on the second run. However, the high group was cut off by another squadron and could not bomb. Although they spotted several airfields in the clear on the way back to base, none were found within the permitted attack zone, so all bombs were returned to base.
Primary Target Target: Airfield
Type: German Air Force (Luftwaffe)
Location: Fassberg, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 35
Aborted - 1
Scrubbed - 1
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

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
42‑37788Zakas, Joseph (NMI) Completed MissionLow Squadron.
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42‑38208Aitken, Robert P Completed MissionLow Squadron.
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42‑97309Saxton, John C Completed MissionLead Squadron.
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42‑97510Van Pelt, Charles A Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
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42‑102518Carlson, Russell E Completed MissionLead Squadron.
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42‑107125Carpenter, Dean E Completed MissionLead Squadron.
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43‑37717Blagg, John Anthony Completed MissionLead Squadron.
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43‑37843Cathey, George Warlick Completed MissionLow Squadron.
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43‑37917MacKellar, Donald Allen Completed MissionLead Squadron.
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43‑37971Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed MissionLead Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
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43‑38062Murphy, William C Completed MissionLead Squadron. Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑39019.
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43‑38501Hatch, William Alva Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
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43‑38548Magleby, Calvin Charles AbortedHigh Squadron. Returned to base with #1 engine out, #4 prop ran away.
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43‑38588Wahlstrom, Harry Lawrence Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
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43‑38647Ferrell, Oran D Completed MissionLow Squadron.
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43‑38673Jerome, Edwin Anthony Completed MissionLead Squadron.
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43‑38678Miley, Harold L Completed MissionLead Squadron.
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43‑38747Festersen, John Carl Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
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43‑38752Whitesides, John B Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
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43‑38757Bowman, Harold H Completed MissionLow Squadron.
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43‑38800Meitzler, Roy A Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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43‑38801Leavitt, Philip Neldon Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
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43‑38974[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38994Smith, Eliot H Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
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43‑39019[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38062.
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43‑39131Gregg, William G Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
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43‑39138Seavey, Homer Carl Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
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43‑39164Lewis, Charles Allyn Completed MissionLow Squadron.
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43‑39197Donnell, Alonzo McWilliams Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
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43‑39203Henry, Robert T Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
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43‑39236Scherokman, Edward Completed MissionLow Squadron.
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44‑6592Martin, Gerald L Completed MissionLow Squadron.
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44‑6882Spangler, George Knox Completed MissionHigh Squadron.
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44‑6892[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
44‑6898Tebo, Clerance L Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
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44‑8408Burroughs, Edwin C Completed MissionLead Squadron.
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44‑8430Bradford, James W Completed MissionLow Squadron.
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44‑8541[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
44‑8580Ramsay, Walter E Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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44‑8649Boyette, Irving H Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
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44‑8679Carney, William Robert Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
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44‑8853Bennett, Ralph J Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
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