398th Mission Names and Locations

A partial list of 398th mission target cities and locations has been constructed below to assist in the location of various locations, many now with different names and spellings than they were then.

The mission target city name commonly referred to the name of a city or nearby city encompassing or near the actual target. Actual targets were military targets such as marshaling yards, bridges, gun emplacements, etc.

Notes:

  1. Don Parks, 398th member and nephew of John Bornstedt, 601st pilot constructed the original table for 21 target cities.
  2. Sven Sünberg from the Cologne area of Germany has volunteered and is the process of completing this table. It's a huge task and we are extremely grateful for his help.
  3. Volunteers are needed to do continue this table for additional cities.
  4. 398th Combat Missions List

 

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398th Mission Names and Locations
Mission Date 398th
Mission
Number
(linked
to detail)
398th Website Spelling Country Local Spelling Location (Region) Linear Distance to Airfield in Miles
(one way)
GPS Coordinates
(linked to
Google Maps)
Wiki Link to City Info
MAY 1944
06 May
1944
1
Sottevast FRA Sottevast 76 mi W of Le Havre
(northern France)
190 mi 49°31'25"N
1°35'35"W
Wikipedia Sottevast
07 May
1944
2
Berlin GER Berlin Capital
(eastern Germany)
566 mi 52°31'N
13°23'E
Wikipedia Berlin
08 May
1944
3
Berlin GER Berlin Capital
(eastern Germany)
566 mi 52°31'N
13°23'E
Wikipedia Berlin
09 May
1944
4
St. Dizier FRA Saint-Dizier 67 mi SW of Metz
(eastern France)
318 mi 48°38'18"N
4°56'59"E
Wikipedia Saint-Dizier
11 May
1944
5
Sarreguemines FRA Sarreguemines 40 mi E of Metz
(eastern France)
367 mi 49°07'N
7°04'E
Wikipedia Sarreguemines
12 May
1944
6
Lutzkendorf GER Lützkendorf 107 mi SSW of Berlin
(eastern Germany)
509 mi 51°35'N
11°48'E
Wikipedia Wettin, Saxony-Anhalt
13 May
1944
7
Politz POL Police 86 mi NNE of Berlin
(northern Poland)
617 mi 53°32'N
14°34'E
Wikipedia Police, Poland
19 May
1944
8
Berlin GER Berlin Capital
(eastern Germany)
566 mi 52°31'N
13°23'E
Wikipedia Berlin
20 May
1944
9
Villacoublay FRA Vélizy-Villacoublay 9 mi SW of Paris
(northern France)
242 mi 48°47'00"N
2°11'00"E
Wikipedia Vélizy-Villacoublay
22 May
1944
10
Kiel GER Kiel 54 mi NNE of Hamburg
(northern Germany)
447 mi 54°20'N
10°8'E
Wikipedia Kiel
23 May
1944
11
Saarbrucken GER Saarbrücken 117 mi S of Cologne
(western Germany)
359 mi 49°14'N
7°0'E
Wikipedia Saarbrücken
24 May
1944
12
Berlin GER Berlin Capital
(eastern Germany)
566 mi 52°31'N
13°23'E
Wikipedia Berlin
25 May
1944
13
Nancy/Essey FRA Nancy-Essey 30 mi S of Metz
(eastern France)
355 mi 48°41'32"N
006°13'34"E
Wikipedia Nancy-Essey_Airport
27 May
1944
14
Ludwigshafen GER Ludwigshafen 121 mi SSE of Cologne
(western Germany)
407 mi 49°28'52"N
8°26'07"E
Wikipedia Ludwigshafen
28 May
1944
15
Ruhland GER Ruhland 74 mi SSE of Berlin (
eastern Germany)
593 mi 51°28'00"N
13°52'00"E
Wikipedia Ruhland
29 May
1944
16
Posen POL Poznań 150 mi E of Berlin
(western Poland)
715 mi 52°24'N
16°55'E
Wikipedia Poznań
30 May
1944
17
Dessau GER Dessau 68 mi SW of Berlin
(eastern Germany)
520 mi 51°50'N
12°15'E
Wikipedia Dessau
31 May
1944
18
Mulhouse FRA Mulhouse 109 mi SSE of Metz
(eastern France)
437 mi 47°45'N
7°20'E
Wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulhouse
JUNE 1944
02 June
1944
19
Boulogne FRA (1st) Boulogne-sur-Mer 19 mi SSW of Calais
(northern France)
110 mi 50°43'35"N
1°36'53"E
Wikipedia Boulogne-sur-Mer
02 June
1944
20
Palaiseau FRA (2nd) Palaiseau 11 mi SWW of Paris
(central France)
246 mi 48°42'52"N
2°14'45"E
Wikipedia Palaiseau
03 June
1944
21
Manihen FRA (am) Manihen 20 mi SSW of Calais
(northern France)
112 mi 50°41'25"N
1°36'13"E
No link to Wikipedia
03 June
1944
22
Manihen FRA (pm) Manihen 20 mi SSW of Calais
(northern France)
112 mi 50°41'25"N
1°36'13"E
No link to Wikipedia
04 June
1944
23
Hardelot FRA Neufchâtel-Hardelot 25 mi SSW of Calais
(northern France)
114 mi 50°37'N
1°38'E
Wikipedia Neufchâtel-Hardelot
05 June
1944
24
Trouville FRA Trouville-sur-Mer 108 mi WWN of Paris
(northern France)
182 mi 49°22'06"N
0°04'57"E
Wikipedia Trouville-sur-Mer
06 June
1944
25
Courseulles FRA (1st) Courseulles-sur-Mer 132 mi WWN of Paris
(northern France)
185 mi 49°20'01"N
0°27'23"W
Wikipedia Courseulles-sur-Mer
06 June
1944
26
Caen FRA (2nd) Caen 126 mi WWN of Paris
(northern France)
195 mi 49°11'N
0°22'W
Wikipedia Caen
07 June
1944
27
Kerlin-Bastard FRA Kerlin-Bastard 66 mi SE of Brest
(western France)
331 mi 47°45'37"N
3°26'28"W
No link to Wikipedia
08 June
1944
28
Tours FRA Tours 125 mi SW of Paris
(central France)
319 mi 47°23'37"N
0°41'21"E
Wikipedia Tours
10 June
1944
29
Le Touquet FRA Le Touquet 32 mi SSW of Calais
(northern France)
122 mi 50°31'07"N
1°35'42"E
Wikipedia Le_Touquet
12 June
1944
30
Lille-Nord FRA Lille 57 mi EES of Calais
(northern France)
160 mi 50°37'40"N
3°03'30"E
Wikipedia Lille
13 June
1944
31
Beauvais FRA Beauvais 41 mi NWW of Paris
(central France)
198 mi 49°25'49"N
2°05'43"E
Wikipedia Beauvais
15 June
1944
32
Bordeaux FRA Bordeaux 116 mi to Spanish border
(western France)
496 mi 44°50'N
0°35'W
Wikipedia Bordeaux
18 June
1944
33
Hamburg GER Hamburg 47 mi to North Sea
(northern Germany)
430 mi 53°33'55"N
10°00'05"E
Wikipedia Hamburg
19 June
1944
34
Cazaux FRA Cazaux 35 mi SW of Bordeaux
(southern France)
518 mi 44°31'56"N
001°07'43"W
Wikipedia Cazaux Air Base
20 June
1944
35
Hamburg GER Hamburg 47 mi to North Sea
(northern Germany)
430 mi 53°33'55"N
10°00'05"E
Wikipedia Hamburg
21 June
1944
36
Berlin GER Berlin Capital
(eastern Germany)
566 mi 52°31'N
13°23'E
Wikipedia Berlin
22 June
1944
37
Rouen
(La Vaupaliere)
FRA Rouen 70 mi NWW of Paris
(northern France)
182 mi 49°26'N
1°06'E
Wikipedia Rouen
23 June
1944
38
Fiefs FRA Fiefs 37 mi SE of Calais
(northern France)
142 mi 50°30'16"N
2°19'38"E
Wikipedia Fiefs, Pas-de-Calais
24 June
1944
39
Belloy-sur-Somme FRA Belloy-sur-Somme 77 mi NNW of Paris
(northern France)
167 mi 49°57'59"N
2°08'02"E
Wikipedia Belloy-sur-Somme
25 June
1944
40
Toulouse FRA Toulouse 132 mi SE of Bordeaux
(southern France)
583 mi 43°36'16"N
1°26'38"E
Wikipedia Toulouse
27 June
1944
41
Biennais FRA Biennais 76 mi NW of Paris
(northern France)
221 mi 49°38'48"N
1°08'41"E
Wikipedia Biennais
JULY 1944
04 July
1944
42
Tours FRA Tours 25 mi SW of Paris
(central France)
319 mi 47°23'37"N
0°41'21"E
Wikipedia Tours
06 July
1944
43
Cauchie D’Ecques FRA Cauchie d’Ecques 28 mi SE of Calais
(northern France)
134 mi 50°39'38"N
2°17'45"E
No link to Wikipedia
07 July
1944
44
Leipzig GER Leipzig 92 mi SSW of Berlin
(eastern Germany)
530 mi 51°20'N
12°23'E
Wikipedia Leipzig
08 July
1944
45
Humieres-Fresnoy FRA Humières Fresnoy 42 mi S of Calais
(northern France)
143 mi 50°36'04”N
2°07'52”E
No link to Wikipedia
09 July
1944
46
Humieres FRA Humières 42 mi S of Calais
(northern France)
144 mi 50°23'20”N
2°12'29”E
Wikipedia Humières
11 July
1944
47
Munich GER München 38 mi N of Austrian border
(southern Germany)
577 mi 48°08'N
11°34'E
Wikipedia Munich
12 July
1944
48
Munich GER München 38 mi N of Austrian border
(southern Germany)
577 mi 48°08'N
11°34'E
Wikipedia Munich
13 July
1944
49
Munich GER München 38 mi N of Austrian border
(southern Germany)
577 mi 48°08'N
11°34'E
Wikipedia Munich
16 July
1944
50
Munich GER München 38 mi N of Austrian border
(southern Germany)
577 mi 48°08'N
11°34'E
Wikipedia Munich
18 July
1944
51
Peenemunde GER Peenmünde 113 mi N of Berlin
(northern Germany)
589 mi 54.143°N
13.794°E
Wikipedia Peenemunde
19 July
1944
52
Lechfeld GER Lagerlechfeld 33 mi W of Munich
(southern Germany)
547 mi 48°11'10”N
010°51'42”E
Wikipedia Lechfeld
20 July
1944
53
Dessau GER Dessau 68 mi SW of Berlin
(eastern Germany)
520 mi 51°50'N
12°15'E
Wikipedia Dessau
24 July
1944
54
St. Lo FRA Saint-Lô 60 mi SSW of Le Havre
(northern France)
205 mi 49°07'N
1°05'W
Wikipedia Saint-Lô
25 July
1944
55
St. Lo FRA Saint-Lô 60 mi SSW of Le Havre
(northern France)
205 mi 49°07'N
1°05'W
Wikipedia Saint-Lô
28 July
1944
56
Merseburg GER Merseburg 100 mi SW of Berlin
(eastern Germany)
514 mi 51°22'0”N
12°00'0”E
Wikipedia Merseburg
29 July
1944
57
Merseburg (Leuna) GER Merseburg 100 mi SW of Berlin
(eastern Germany)
514 mi 51°22'0”N
12°00'0”E
Wikipedia Merseburg
31 July
1944
58
Munich GER München 38 mi N of Austrian border
(southern Germany)
577 mi 48°08'N
11°34'E
Wikipedia Munich
AUGUST 1944
FEBRUARY 1945
20 Feb 1945 Nurnburg Nürnberg In Bavaria, 93 miles NNW of Munich
21 Feb 1945 Nurnburg Nürnberg see above
22 Feb 1945 Stendal Stendal 65 miles west of Berlin
25 Feb 1945 Munich Munich Bavaria
MARCH 1945
02 Mar 1945 Chemnitz Chemnitz 38 miles SW of Dresden
04 Mar 1945 Ulm Ulm 75 miles WNW of Munich
05 Mar 1945 Chemnitz Chemnitz see above
08 Mar 1945 Huls Hüls In the Ruhr 22 miles SW of Essen
09 Mar 1945 Kassel Kassel 74 miles south of Hanover
11 Mar 1945 Bremen Bremen 60 miles SW of Hamburg on Wesser River
12 Mar 1945 Dillenberg Dillenburg 46 miles NW of Frankfort
15 Mar 1945 Oranienburg Oranienburg 18 miles north of Berlin
21 Mar 1945 Rheine Rheine 60 miles NNE of Essen
22 Mar 1945 Dorsten Dorsten 14 miles north of Essen
24 Mar 1945 Achmer Osnabrück 72 miles NE of Essen
28 Mar 1945 Berlin Berlin
30 Mar 1945 Bremen Bremen see above
APRIL 1945
05 Apr 1945 Grafenwohr 42 miles NE of Nuremberg in Bavaria
08 Apr 1945 Derben 63 miles west of Berlin
16 Apr 1945 Regensburg Regensburg 65 miles NE of Munich
18 Apr 1945 Rosenheim Rosenheim 32 miles SE of Munich, near the Austrian border
25 Apr 1945 Pilsen Pilsen 93 miles south of Dresden, in Czechoslovakia