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 G Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑38208Pinson, William T Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97309Barnett, Jack (NMI) Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑102459Montgomery, Robert W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620MacDonald, Ranald H Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Ground Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑37717. Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102661Nicolai, Edwin G Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑107125Carpenter, Dean E Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 42‑102620.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Poulton, John W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Murphy, William C Completed MissionHigh Squadron Deputy
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 43‑38548.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Hatch, William Alva Completed MissionGround Spare Aircraft; replaced 43‑38501. Feathered one engine just before bombs away, but stayed with formation.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Seavey, Homer Carl Completed MissionFive bombs failed to release, and were later jettisoned in the Channel.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Jerome, Edwin Anthony Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Martin, Gerald L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Henry, Robert T Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38800Cathey, George Warlick Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Kowats, Daniel Frank Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot H Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Porter, James L Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Jamison, Joseph F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Donnell, Alonzo McWilliams Completed MissionLow Squadron Deputy
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Neal, William T Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39444Grove, Alfred W Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Casagrande, James A Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Bowman, Harold H Completed MissionAppeared to release bombs somewhat late.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6592Ruckman, George F Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Wahlstrom, Harry Lawrence Flying Spare,
Completed Mission
Flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Knaur, John S Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6898Eakin, Otho M Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Leavitt, Philip Neldon Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211Welsh, James H Completed MissionCapt. Laboda, High Squadron Lead
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8401Ostnes, Leif Robert Completed MissionCol. Milton, Wing Lead.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8408Sheahan, Robert E Completed MissionAppeared to release bombs somewhat late.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8541Turner, Willard Jerome Completed 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 J Flight CompletedWeather aircraft; remainder of crew (CP, N, RO, Eng) not identified
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Moorhead, Harris L Completed 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 D Completed MissionLt. Walker, Low Squadron Lead
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8668[N/A]Lead Ground Spare
Aircraft, Unused
 
44‑8679DeGennaro, Carlo Nicola Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8789[N/A]ScrubbedReplaced by Ground Spare Aircraft 44‑8401 (originally assigned to Turner Crew).
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8945Abare, William Tebbs Completed Mission SORTIE REPORT