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 L ScrubbedDid not take off; crew did not switch to a Spare Aircraft.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Shuff, Charles Bernard Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Voiland, Eugene E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97824Gray, Harold Reginald Completed MissionAircraft suffered major damage from fighter attacks.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Welsh, James H Completed MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Kowats, Daniel Frank Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Carpenter, Dean E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717Blagg, John Anthony Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Carney, William Robert Completed MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Hewes, Charles Pershing Completed MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38062Martin, Byron L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
43‑38588Aitken, Robert P Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38647Ferrell, Oran D Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Jerome, Edwin Anthony Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38678Dott, Donald Shropshire Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Whitesides, John B Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Bowman, Harold H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38801Hastings, David Shove Failed 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 G Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Barnett, Jack (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39019Murphy, William C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Wilson, Robert L Completed MissionHigh Squadron deputy.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39164Gray, Fred Price Failed 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, Edward Completed MissionLanded away at A-84, Chievres, Belgium, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Knaur, John S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Drew, James Lawrence ScrubbedDid 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 L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Grove, Alfred W Completed MissionLanded away at A-84, Chievres, Belgium, due to low fuel.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Meitzler, Roy A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Rush, Joseph H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6923MacKellar, Donald Allen Crashed in Allied TerritoryCrashed near Broughton after takeoff; crew killed.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Smisek, William Joseph Completed MissionGroup deputy. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Burroughs, Edwin C Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Jamison, Joseph F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8665[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF ground spare.
44‑8668Pierce, Oscar W Completed MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8789McKay, William Monroe Completed MissionGroup lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT