Mission # 310

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 14 April 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 310
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 948
Mission Comments Primary Target Clobbered
Weather at target was clear with about 2/10ths scattered clouds. Lead squadron bombed on a second run; high and low squadrons bombed on their first runs, and returned to base without waiting for lead squadron.
Primary Target Target: Gun Battery
Type: Military
Location: Royan (Bordeaux), France
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Scrubbed - 3
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 2
Flight Completed - 1
Mission Personnel Mission Personnel Roster or Mission Loading Lists
Mission Documents Combat Mission Records and Plans obtained from the National Archives

44 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
42‑32106Enns, Harkless GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Pinson, William TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Barnett, Jack (NMI)Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102459Montgomery, Robert WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620MacDonald, Ranald HFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑37717. Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Nicolai, Edwin GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Carpenter, Dean ECompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102620.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Poulton, John WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Murphy, William CCompleted MissionHigh Squadron Deputy
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38548.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Hatch, William AlvaCompleted MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38501. Feathered one engine just before bombs away, but stayed with formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Seavey, Homer CCompleted MissionFive bombs failed to release, and were later jettisoned in the Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Jerome, Edwin ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Martin, Gerald LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Henry, Robert TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Cathey, George WarlickCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Kowats, Daniel FrankCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Porter, James LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Jamison, Joseph FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Donnell, Alonzo MCompleted MissionLow Squadron Deputy
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Neal, William TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39444Grove, Alfred WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Casagrande, James ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Bowman, Harold HCompleted MissionAppeared to release bombs somewhat late.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Ruckman, George FCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Wahlstrom, Harry LawrenceFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Knaur, John SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Eakin, Otho MCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Leavitt, Philip NeldonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Welsh, James HCompleted MissionCapt. Laboda, High Squadron Lead
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401Ostnes, Leif RobertCompleted MissionCol. Milton, Wing Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Sheahan, Robert ECompleted MissionAppeared to release bombs somewhat late.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8541Turner, Willard JeromeCompleted MissionDeputy Wing Lead. Originally assigned to 44‑8401, changed to this aircraft when displaced by Col Milton, due to his original aircraft becoming unservicable.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8580Bennett, Ralph JFlight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Moorhead, Harris LCompleted MissionThe 544th loading list indicates T/Sgt Otto W Gazaway as Engineer/Top Turret Gunner on this aircraft. However, the 546th loading list indicates S/Sgt Donald E White flew this mission in that position on aircraft 8608. Pending receipt of documents to resolve this ambiguity, both crewmen are listed as flying this mission.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8665Cook, Raymond DCompleted MissionLt. Walker, Low Squadron Lead
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8668[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
44‑8679DeGennaro, Carlo NicolaCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8789[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8401 (originally assigned to Turner Crew).
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8945Abare, William TebbsCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT