398th Missions

195 Combat Missions

Here is Where We Found Our Targets


May 1944

06 Sottevast, Fr. (1)
07 Berlin
08 Berlin
09 St. Dizier, France
11 Sarreguemines (5)
12 Lutzkendorf
13 Politz
19 Berlin
20 Villacoublay, Fr.
22 Kiel (10)
23 Saarbrucken
24 Berlin
25 Nancy/Essey, Fr.
27 Ludwigshafen
28 Ruhland (15)
29 Posen [Poznan], Pol.
30 Dessau
31 Mulhouse, France

 

Practice:
04 Spaulding, England

Scrubbed:
10 Nurnburg

June 1944

02 Boulogne, France
02 Palaiseau, France (20)
03 Maninen, France (am)
03 Manihen, France (pm)
04 Hardelot, France
05 Trouville, France
06 Courseulles, France (1st) (25)
06 Caen, France (2nd)
07 Kerlin-Bastard, France
08 Tours, France
10 Le Touquet, France
12 Lille-Nord, France (30)
13 Beauvais, France
15 Bordeaux, France
18 Hamburg
19 Cazeaux, France
20 Hamburg (35)
21 Berlin
22 La Vaupaliere, France
23 Fiefs, France
24 Belloy-sur-Somme, France
25 Toulouse, France (40)
27 Biennais, France

 

Scrubbed:
06 Possibly Caen, France
13 Bremen
17 Amiens, France
19 Unknown Target in pm
26 Munich, Germany
29 Leipzig, Germany

July 1944

04 Tours, France
06 Cauchie D'Ecques, France
07 Leipzig
08 Humieres-Fresnoy, France (45)
09 Humieres, France
11 Munich
12 Munich
13 Munich
16 Munich (50)
18 Peenemunde
19 Lechfeld
20 Dessau
24 St. Lo, France
25 St. Lo, France (55)
28 Merseburg
29 Merseburg
31 Munich

 

Scrubbed:
06 Munich
10 Unknown Target in France
27 Munich

Non-Operational
26 Newman Crash

August 1944

01 Villaroche, France
03 Saarbrucken (60)
04 Peenemunde
05 Doliberg
06 Brandenburg
08 Couvincourt, France
09 Saarbrucken (65)
11 Brest, France
12 Versailles, France
13 Le Manoir, France
15 Ostheim
16 Delitzsch (70)
24 Kolleda
25 Neubrandenburg
26 Gelsenkirchen
27 Schoenfeld
30 Kiel (75)

 

Scrubbed:
02 Lens, France

September 1944

03 Ludwigshafen
05 Ludwigshafen
08 Ludwigshafen
09 Mannheim
10 Stuttgart (80)
12 Brux, Czech
13 Lutzkendorf
17 Eindhoven, Holland
19 Hamm
22 Kassel (85)
25 Frankfurt
26 Osnabruck
27 Cologne
28 Magdeburg
30 Munster (90)

 

Scrubbed:
01 Ludwigshafen
06 Berlin
06 Bremen
07 Berlin
14 Berlin
16 Eindhoven, Holland
20 Location in "Happy Valley"

October 1944

02 Kassel
03 Nurnberg
05 Cologne
06 Neubrandenburg
07 Brux, Czech (95)
09 Schweinfurt
14 Cologne
15 Cologne
17 Cologne
22 Brunswick (100)
26 Munster
28 Munster
30 Hamm

 

Scrubbed:
04 Cologne
25 Hamburg, Germany
27 Mannheim, Germany

Non-Operational:
21 October 1944

November 1944

02 Merseburg
04 Harburg (105)
05 Frankfurt
08 Merseburg
09 Metz, France
10 Cologne
21 Merseburg (110)
25 Merseburg
26 Misburg
27 Offenburg
29 Misburg
30 Merseburg (115)

December 1944

04 Soest
05 Berlin
09 Stuttgart
11 Frankfurt
12 Merseburg (120)
15 Kassel
18 Cologne
24 Koblenz
28 Koblenz
29 Bingen (125)
30 Bischofsheim
31 Blumenthal

 

Scrubbed:
29 Liepzig

January 1945

01 Kassel
03 Cologne
05 Kall (130)
06 Cologne
08 Speyer
10 Ostheim
13 Germersheim
17 Paderborn (135)
20 Mannheim
21 Aschaffenburg
22 Sterkrade
23 Neuss
28 Cologne (140)
29 Niederlahnstein

 

Scrubbed:
15 Neuburg
16 Berlin
18 Cologne
27 Bremen
31 Berlin

Non-Operational:
2 January 1945

February 1945

01 Mannheim
03 Berlin
06 Chemnitz
09 Altenbeken (145)
14 Prague, Czech
15 Dresden
16 Munster
19 Munster
20 Nurnburg (150)
21 Nurnburg
22 Stendal
23 Eger, Czech
25 Munich
27 Leipzig (155)
28 Schwerte

 

Scrubbed:
02 Berlin
02 Dresden
05 Munich

March 1945

01 Neckarsulm
02 Bohlen
03 Chemnitz
04 Ulm (160)
05 Chemnitz
07 Siegen
08 Huls
09 Kassel
10 Sinsen (165)
11 Bremen
12 Dillenberg
14 Osnabruck
15 Oranienburg
17 Bohlen (170)
18 Berlin
19 Plauen
21 Rheine
22 Dorsten
23 Coesfeld (175)
24 Achmer (am)
24 Twente/Enschede, Holland (pm)
28 Berlin
30 Bremen
31 Halle (180)

April 1945

04 Reinsehlen
05 Grafenwohr
07 Kohlenbissen
08 Derben
09 Oberpfaffenhofen (185)
10 Oranienburg
11 Kraiburg
13 Neumunster
15 Fort Royal, France
16 Regensburg (190)
17 Dresden
18 Rosenheim
19 Elsterwerda
21 Munich
25 Pilsen, Czech (195)

 

Scrubbed:
02 Tislund, Denmark

398th Mission List Notes
  1. The "Official" 398th Mission List above was obtained from the 398th Bomb Group Memorial Association Publication: 398th Bomb Group Remembrances by Allen Ostrom circa 1989. Spellings of towns are as they are in that publication. It should be noted that on some days there were multiple missions and sometimes part of the formation went to alternate targets because of weather, heavy flak, or other conditions. Thus data for individual squadrons and/or crews may be different than the above list.
  2. The 398th was based at Station 131 in Nuthampstead, England from April 1944 until May 1945. All missions left from Nuthampstead and were to Germany unless otherwise specified. Non-Germany missions included locations in France, Holland, and Czechoslovakia.
  3. Clicking the links above will take you to all the information that has been put on the 398th Web Page for that mission.
  4. The 398th Mission Names and Locations page can be helpful in locating our target locations.
  5. The 398th Mission Formation Charts - Transcription Status page provides a snapshot in a single page of the formation charts on-line for each 398th mission.
  6. The 398th Mission Info Index provides additional links related to 398th Combat Missions.
  7. Volunteers are needed to transcribe various mission reports to add to the growing collection of information about each of the 398th Missions.