Mission # 314

MISSION SUMMARY

Mission Date 19 April 1945
384th Mission
Mission Number 314
8th Air Force Mission Mission Number 961
Mission Comments Critical Railway Junction
The 384th Bombardment Group (H) flew as the 41st Combat Wing B Group on today's mission. Visual bombing conditions enabled accurate aiming, although many of the bombs landed beyond the planned MPI, or 'long'. A traffic conflict caused the high squadron to hold its bombs on the first run and make a second run by itself, tacking on to another formation for the return flight.
Primary Target Target: Railroad Station & Marshalling Yards
Type: Transportation
Location: Elsterwerda, Germany
Target Attacked (Mode) Primary (Visual)
Sortie/Aircraft Summary Completed Mission, not including spares - 36
Flying Spare, Completed Mission - 2
Ground Spare Aircraft, Unused - 4
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
42‑38208[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97309Poulton, John WFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
High Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑97510[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑97824Montgomery, Robert WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑98027Turner, Willard JeromeCompleted MissionLead Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102459Gray, Harold ReginaldCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
42‑102518Carlson, Russell ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
42‑102620[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
 
42‑107125Murray, John PhillipCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37717MacDonald, Ranald HCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37917Dott, Donald ShropshireCompleted MissionHigh Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑37971Carpenter, Dean ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38016Kowats, Daniel FrankCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38501Hatch, William AlvaCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38548Lovett, Andrew GordonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38588Humphries, Richard SterlingCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38673Jerome, Edwin AnthonyCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38747Festersen, John CarlCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38752Ruckman, George FCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38757Meitzler, Roy ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38766Henry, Robert TCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38839Blagg, John AnthonyCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑38974Nicolai, Edwin GCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑38994Smith, Eliot HCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39131Leavitt, Philip NeldonCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39138Knaur, John SCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
43‑39197Magleby, Calvin CharlesCompleted MissionLow Squadron deputy and hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39203Neal, William TCompleted MissionLow Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT
43‑39444Shotto, Francis RCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6476Hartley, Henry ACompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6514Eakin, Otho MCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑6882Wahlstrom, Harry LawrenceCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6892Moorhead, Harris LCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑6909Porter, James LFlying Spare,
Completed Mission
Low Squadron flying spare; joined formation.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8211[N/A]Ground Spare Aircraft,
Unused
Lead PFF & Gee-H ground spare.
44‑8408Sheahan, Robert ECompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8541Boyette, Irving HCompleted MissionHigh Squadron lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8608Grove, Alfred WCompleted Mission SORTIE REPORT
44‑8649Smith, Jack MCompleted MissionGroup lead. PFF & Gee-H ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8665Ramsay, Walter ECompleted MissionLow Squadron lead. PFF ship.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8679DeGennaro, Carlo NicolaCompleted MissionHigh Squadron.
SORTIE REPORT
44‑8945Abare, William TebbsCompleted MissionLead Squadron hot camera ship.
SORTIE REPORT