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Mission # 304

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 5 April 1945
Eighth Air Force Operations Operations description not yet available.
384th Bomb Group Mission
384th BG Mission Number 304, Eighth AF Force Mission Number 928
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
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 1
Landed In Allied Territory - 1
Crashed - 1
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
Aborted - 2
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives
Other Mission Documents Group Lead, PFF & GEE-H Ship, E. Ulrey, J. Smith

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 HoraceCompleted 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 ReginaldAborted Mission After Taking Off.Low Squadron flying spare; could not locate formation, turned back at Control Point 2.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Seavey, Homer CarlCompleted 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 ShoveAborted Mission After Taking Off.Turned back after #4 prop sheared off.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Moorhead, Harris LeroyCompleted 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 CarlCompleted 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 EdwardCompleted 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, Edward (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Gray, Fred PriceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Martin, Gerald LSpare, Completed MissionHigh Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Spangler, George KnoxCompleted 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 PartingtonCompleted 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