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 HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Meitzler, Roy ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Knaur, John SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510Leavitt, Philip NeldonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97824[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102620Van Pelt, Charles ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Gray, Harold ReginaldAbortedLow squadron flying spare; could not locate formation, turned back at Control Point 2.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Seavey, Homer CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37843Cathey, George WarlickCrashed 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 ShoveAbortedTurned back after #4 prop sheared off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Moorhead, Harris LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hatch, William AlvaCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38647Bradford, James WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Drew, James LawrenceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Zakas, Joseph (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Grove, Alfred WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Kowats, Daniel FrankCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Carpenter, Dean ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Henry, Robert TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Wilson, Robert LCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Jamison, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Ostnes, Leif RobertCompleted MissionGroup deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Magleby, Calvin CharlesCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39236Scherokman, EdwardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Gray, Fred PriceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Martin, Gerald LFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George KCompleted MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Nicolai, Edwin GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Goble, Charles DCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Wahlstrom, Harry LawrenceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923Aitken, Robert PCompleted MissionHigh squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8430Lewis, Charles AllynLanded 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 MCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Patterson, Nelton DCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679Martin, Byron LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8789[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
44‑8853Wright, Edward SCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. PFF ship. Left formation over friendly territory and landed away at on Continent.
SORTIE REPORT