398th Mission Reports

Transcription Status

An undertaking is underway to transcribe Mission Narratives, Flight Logs, and Interrogation Reports to our 398th web site. The table below indicates the current status of this effort.

Data was transcribed from the official 398th Maxwell Records. These "Official WWII 8th AAF 398th Bomb Group Historical Data" are part of the 8th AAF Maxwell AFB Records and are available on Microfilmand recently on CD. These are referred commonly referred to as the Maxwell Records.

There were a number of volunteers in this effort and they are noted below and we thank them all for the major effort that they put in.

Volunteers Key:

  1. Brass: Mission Log transcriptions provided by Ted Brass, son of Ernest Brass Jr., Navigator from the 601st Squadron Joe Wierney crew.
  2. Collins: Mission Report transcriptions provided by Ann Collins, daughter of Phillip Collins, Ball Turret Gunner from the 601st Squadron Saul Marias Crew.
  3. Jordan: Mission Report transcriptions provided by Dave Jordan, son of Ed Jordan, pilot, 603rd Squadron.
  4. Linfors: Mission Log transcriptions provided by Eric Linfors, son-in-law of Clyde H. Welker, Co-Pilot from the 600th Howard Riley crew.
  5. Mansell: Mission Report transcriptions provided by Joe Mansell, Engineer, 602nd Squadron
  6. Taylor: Formation Chart provided by William P. Taylor, Bombardier from the 603rd Squadron.

See also 398th Mission Formation Charts - Transcription Status - a snapshot in a single page of the formation charts on-line for each 398th mission.

 

398th Mission Reports - Transcription Status
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs from Maxwell Records Operation Officer's Reports from Maxwell Records Group Bombardier's Reports from Maxwell Records Interrogation Reports from Maxwell Records
May 1944
1 06 Sottevast, Fr. (1) Brass
2 07 Berlin Brass
3 08 Berlin Brass
4 09 St. Dizier, France Brass
5 11 Sarreguemines (5) Brass
6 12 Lutzkendorf Brass
7 13 Politz Brass
8 19 Berlin
9 20 Villacoublay, Fr.
10 22 Kiel (10)
11 23 Saarbrucken
12 24 Berlin
13 25 Nancy/Essey, Fr.
14 27 Ludwigshafen
15 28 Ruhland (15)
16 29 Posen [Poznan], Pol.
17 30 Dessau
18 31 Mulhouse, France
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
June 1944
19 02 Boulogne, France
20 02 Paliseau, France (20)
21 03 Maninen, France
22 03 Manihen, France
23 04 Hardelot, France
24 05 Trouville, France
25 06 Courseulles, France (25)
26 06 Caen, France
27 07 Kerlin-Bastard, France
28 08 Tours, France
29 10 Le Touquet, France
30 12 Lille-Nord, France (30)
31 13 Beauvais, France
32 15 Bordeaux, France
33 18 Hamburg
34 19 Cazaux, France
35 20 Hamburg (35)
36 21 Berlin
37 22 LaVaupaliere, France
38 23 Fiefs, France
39 24 Belloy-sur-Somme, France
40 25 Toulouse, France (40)
41 27 Biennais, France
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
July 1944
42 04 Tours, France
43 06 Cauchie D'Ecques, France
44 07 Leipzig
45 08 Humieres-Fresnoy, France (45)
46 09 Humieres, France
47 11 Munich
48 12 Munich
49 13 Munich
50 16 Munich (50)
51 18 Peenemunde
52 19 Lechfeld
53 20 Dessau
54 24 St. Lo, France
55 25 St. Lo, France (55) Brass
56 28 Merseburg Brass
57 29 Merseburg
58 31 Munich
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
August 1944
59 01 Villaroche, France
60 03 Saarbrucken (60)
61 04 Peenemunde
62 05 Doliberg
63 06 Brandenburg
64 08 Cauvicourt, France Hunter's Narrative Report via Mansell Doerr's via Mansell
65 09 Saarbrucken (65)
66 11 Brest, France
67 12 Versailles, France Mansell Doerr's via Mansell
68 13 Le Manoir, France
69 15 Ostheim Collins Collins (Lead Narrative complete)
70 16 Delitzsch (70) Collins Collins
71 24 Kolleda Collins Collins
72 25 Neubrandenburg
73 26 Gelsenkirchen Collins Collins
74 27 Schoenfeld
75 30 Kiel (75)
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
September 1944
76 03 Ludwigshafen Taylor (Operational Summary) Jordan's via Jordan
77 05 Ludwigshafen Collins Collins
78 08 Ludwigshafen
79 09 Mannheim
80 10 Stuttgart (80)
81 12 Brux, Czech Collins Collins
82 13 Lutzkendorf
83 17 Eindhoven, Holland
84 19 Hamm Linfors
85 22 Kassel (85)
86 25 Frankfurt
87 26 Osnabruck
88 27 Cologne
89 28 Magdeburg
90 30 Munster (90)
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
October 1944
91 02 Kassel
92 03 Nurnberg
93 05 Cologne
94 06 Neubrandenburg
95 07 Brux, Czech (95)
96 09 Schweinfurt
97 14 Cologne
98 15 Cologne
99 17 Cologne
100 22 Brunswick (100)
101 26 Munster
102 28 Munster
103 30 Hamm
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
November 1944
104 02 Merseburg
105 04 Harburg (105)
106 05 Frankfurt
107 08 Merseburg
108 09 Metz, France
109 10 Cologne
110 21 Merseburg (110)
111 25 Merseburg
112 26 Misburg
113 27 Offenburg
114 29 Misburg
115 30 Merseburg (115)
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
December 1944
116 04 Soest
117 05 Berlin
118 09 Stuttgart
119 11 Frankfurt
120 12 Merseburg (120)
121 15 Kassel
122 18 Cologne
123 24 Koblenz
124 28 Koblenz
125 29 Bingen (125)
126 30 Bischofsheim
127 31 Blumenthal
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
January 1945
128 01 Kassel
129 03 Cologne
130 05 Kall (130)
131 06 Cologne
132 08 Speyer
133 10 Ostheim
134 13 Germersheim
135 17 Paderborn (135)
136 20 Mannheim
137 21 Aschaffenburg
138 22 Sterkrade
139 23 Neuss
140 28 Cologne (140)
141 29 Niederlahnstein
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
February 1945
142 01 Mannheim
143 03 Berlin
144 06 Chemnitz
145 09 Altenbeken (145)
146 14 Prague, Czech
147 15 Dresden
148 16 Munster
149 19 Munster
150 20 Nurnburg (150)
151 21 Nurnburg
152 22 Stendal
153 23 Eger, Czech
154 25 Munich
155 27 Leipzig (155)
156 28 Schwerte
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
March 1945
157 01 Neckarsulm
158 02 Bohlen
159 03 Chemnitz
160 04 Ulm (160)
161 05 Chemnitz
162 07 Siegen
163 08 Huls
164 09 Kassel
165 10 Sinsen (165)
166 11 Bremen
167 12 Dillenberg
168 14 Osnabruck
169 15 Oranienburg
170 17 Bohlen (170)
171 18 Berlin
172 19 Plauen
173 21 Rheine
174 22 Dorsten
175 23 Coesfeld (175)
176 24 Achmer
177 24 Twente/Enschede, Holland
178 28 Berlin
179 30 Bremen
180 31 Halle (180)
Mission No. Mission Date and Place Flight Logs Operation Officer's Reports Group Bombardier's Reports Interrogation Reports
April 1945
181 04 Reinsehlen
182 05 Grafenwohr
183 07 Kohlenbissen
184 08 Derben
185 09 Oberpfaffenhofen (185)
186 10 Oranienburg
187 11 Kraiburg
188 13 Neumunster
189 15 Fort Royal, France
190 16 Regensburg (190)
191 17 Dresden
192 18 Rosenheim
193 19 Elsterwerda
194 21 Munich
195 25 Pilsen, Czech (195)