Mission # 305

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 6 April 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 305
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 930
Mission Comments Leipzig Railyard Bombed
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Bombardment Wing A Group. Due to 10/10ths cloud cover over the primary (visual) target aim point, bombs were released at the secondary (PFF) aim point.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (Visual Primary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Secondary (PFF)
Target: Railroad Marshalling Yards (PFF Secondary)
Type: Transportation
Location: Leipzig, Germany
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 31
Failed To Return - 2
Scrubbed - 2
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
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
42‑37788Martin, Gerald LScrubbedDid not take off; crew did not switch to a Spare Aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Shuff, Charles BernardCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Voiland, Eugene ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97824Gray, Harold ReginaldCompleted MissionAircraft suffered major damage from fighter attacks.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Welsh, James HCompleted MissionLow squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Kowats, Daniel FrankCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Carpenter, Dean ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Blagg, John AnthonyCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Carney, William RobertCompleted MissionLow squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles PershingCompleted MissionLow squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Martin, Byron LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38588Aitken, Robert PCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Ferrell, Oran DCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Jerome, Edwin AFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Dott, Donald SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John BCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Bowman, Harold HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Hastings, David ShoveFailed to ReturnCollided with 43‑39164 after target at 1018 hrs; aircraft had tail destroyed and a hole in the trailing edge of the right wing; he held control for a minute, then went into a steep dive; no chutes were observed; crashed near Leisnig, Germany.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Nicolai, Edwin GFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Barnett, Jack (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Murphy, William CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Wilson, Robert LCompleted MissionHigh squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Gray, Fred PriceFailed to ReturnCollided with 43‑38801 after target at 1018 hrs; aircraft peeled off to right; #3 engine fell off and #4 was on fire; aircraft went into a flat spin and fell apart; no chutes observed; crashed near Leisnig, Germany.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑39236Scherokman, EdwardCompleted MissionLanded away at A-84, Chievres, Belgium, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Knaur, John SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Drew, James LawrenceScrubbedDid not take off; crew did not switch to a Spare Aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Zakas, Joseph (NMI)Completed MissionLead squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Moorhead, Harris LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Grove, Alfred WCompleted MissionLanded away at A-84, Chievres, Belgium, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Meitzler, Roy ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Rush, Joseph HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923MacKellar, Donald AllenCrashed in Allied TerritoryCrashed near Broughton after takeoff; crew killed.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Smisek, William JosephCompleted MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Burroughs, Edwin CCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Jamison, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8665[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF ground spare.
44‑8668Pierce, Oscar WCompleted MissionHigh squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8789McKay, William MonroeCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT