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 marshalling yards, bridges, gun enplacements, etc.
- Reference Maps Used:
- United States Army in World War II, The European Theater of Operations, The Last Offensive, Office of the Chief of Military History, by Charles B. MacDonald, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washigton DC, 1973.
- Map 1 from back cover titled "Germany" produced by the National Geographic Society, 1971 (scale: 1 inch equals 15 miles).
- Don Parks, 398th member and nephew of John Bornstedt, 601st pilot constructed the table below for 21 target cities.
- Volunteers are needed to do continue this table for additional cities.
- 398th Combat Missions List
|Mission Date||398th Website Spelling||US Army WW II Map Spelling||Cosmopolitan World Atlas Spelling 1992||Location and Comments|
|20 Feb 1945||Nurnburg||Nürnberg||Nürnberg||In Bavaria, 93 miles NNW of Munich|
|21 Feb 1945||Nurnburg||Nürnberg||Nürnberg||see above|
|22 Feb 1945||Stendal||Stendal||Stendal||65 miles west of Berlin|
|25 Feb 1945||Munich||Munich||Munich||Bavaria|
|02 Mar 1945||Chemnitz||Chemnitz||Chemnitz||38 miles SW of Dresden|
|04 Mar 1945||Ulm||Ulm||Ulm||75 miles WNW of Munich|
|05 Mar 1945||Chemnitz||Chemnitz||Chemnitz||see above|
|08 Mar 1945||Huls||Hüls||not found||In the Ruhr 22 miles SW of Essen|
|09 Mar 1945||Kassel||Kassel||Kassel||74 miles south of Hanover|
|11 Mar 1945||Bremen||Bremen||Bremen||60 miles SW of Hamburg on Wesser River|
|12 Mar 1945||Dillenberg||Dillenburg||Dillenburg||46 miles NW of Frankfort|
|15 Mar 1945||Oranienburg||Oranienburg||Oranienburg||18 miles north of Berlin|
|21 Mar 1945||Rheine||Rheine||Rheine||60 miles NNE of Essen|
|22 Mar 1945||Dorsten||Dorsten||Dorsten||14 miles north of Essen|
|24 Mar 1945||Achmer||Osnabrück||Osnabrück||72 miles NE of Essen|
|28 Mar 1945||Berlin||Berlin||Berlin|
|30 Mar 1945||Bremen||Bremen||Bremen||see above|
|05 Apr 1945||Grafenwohr||not found||not found||42 miles NE of Nuremberg in Bavaria|
|08 Apr 1945||Derben||63 miles west of Berlin|
|16 Apr 1945||Regensburg||Regensburg||Regensburg||65 miles NE of Munich|
|18 Apr 1945||Rosenheim||Rosenheim||Rosenheim||32 miles SE of Munich, near the Austrian border|
|25 Apr 1945||Pilsen||Pilsen||Plzen||93 miles south of Dresden, in Czechoslovakia|