Mission # 304

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 5 April 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 304
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 928
Mission Comments Ordnance Depot Destroyed
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Bomb Wing B Group on today's mission. This Group was assigned to the #2 spot in the wing formation, but due to the failure 'to get properly briefed prior to takeoff' arrived at Control Point #2 ahead of time, and ended up leading the entire bomber force. Good weather prevailed in the target area, enabling accurate bombing.
Primary Target Target: Ordnance Depot
Type: Military
Location: Ingolstadt, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 33
Aborted - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Landed In Allied Territory - 1
Crashed - 1
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
42‑37788Bowman, Harold H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Meitzler, Roy A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Knaur, John S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Leavitt, Philip Neldon Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102620Van Pelt, Charles A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Gray, Harold Reginald AbortedLow Squadron flying spare; could not locate formation, turned back at Control Point 2.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Seavey, Homer Carl Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Cathey, George Warlick Crashed in Allied TerritoryDamage to wing from collision with 44‑8430 in bad weather. Crew bailed out; aircraft crashed in Belgium.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38016Hastings, David Shove AbortedTurned back after #4 prop sheared off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Moorhead, Harris L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hatch, William Alva Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38647Bradford, James W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Drew, James Lawrence Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John Carl Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Zakas, Joseph (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Grove, Alfred W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Kowats, Daniel Frank Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Carpenter, Dean E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Henry, Robert T Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Wilson, Robert L Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Jamison, Joseph F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Ostnes, Leif Robert Completed MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Magleby, Calvin Charles Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, Edward Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Gray, Fred Price Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Martin, Gerald L Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George Knox Completed MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Nicolai, Edwin G Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Goble, Charles D Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Wahlstrom, Harry Lawrence Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923Aitken, Robert P Completed MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Lewis, Charles Allyn Landed in Allied TerritoryCollided with 43‑37843 in bad weather on return. Landed at Airfield A-87 (Charleroi, Belgium) after 3 crewmembers bailed out.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8541Smith, Jack M Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Patterson, Nelton D Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Martin, Byron L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8789[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
44‑8853Wright, Edward S Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship. Left formation over friendly territory and landed away at on Continent.
SORTIE REPORT