351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #180

Credited Mission #174

DATE: 31 July 1944
Target: BMW Engine Factory, Munich, Germany
Briefing Outline:
  1. Airplane and Crew Assignment Check.

  2. Time Schedule:
     94th "A" Box
    Stations   –0805
    Start Engines –0815
    Taxi     –0825
    Take Off   –0840
    Last Take Off –1000

  3. Targets:
    Plan "A"Plan "B"
    Primary: Allach (Visual) MunichLudwigshaven
    Secondary: Ludwigshaven (Visual)Same as Last Resort
    Last Resort:  Any Military Objective in Germany
    or in Occupied Countries, Any R.R.
    Bridge, Road Bridge, Marshalling
    Yard, Troop concentration, supply
    dump, or column of troops on road
    that can be positively identified and
    a visual sighting made.

  4. Loading:
    351 “A”: 10 x 500 G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 Nose x 1/100 Tail [Fuses] All A/C [Aircraft]
    351 “B”:
    Nickels [Propaganda Leaflets] in Ship # - None
    Chaff: All A/C will commence release of chaff at 2 minutes before I.P. [Initial Point of Bomb Run] and continue for 16 minutes. Each A/C will carry 384 units. CW [Combat Wing] Lead R.O. [Radio Operator] will not release chaff - remain at their radio.

  5. Gasoline Loading: 2700 gallons
    Remarks: Emergency Airdrome - Woodbridge 52°05'N-01°24'E

  6.  Wing Formation  94th (A) CBW  94th (B) CBW  94th (C) CBW  Comp. CBW 

  7. Division Formation:
    PositionCBW [Combat Wing]TargetDeparture Time at Coast
    Lead40 "A"
    2nd40 "B"
    3rd40 "C"
    4th1st "A"
    5th1st "B"
    6th1st "C"
    7th94th "A"Clacton Zero [Hour] +12
    8th94th "B"Clacton Zero +14
    9th94th "C"Clacton Zero +16
    2nd Division
    3rd Division
    RAF [Royal Air Force]

    Remarks: Base Reference 24,000'
    Interval between CBW [Combat Wings] 2 minutes.
    Division Assembly Line - Splasher 7 to Cloxon-on-Sea [sic].

  8. Fighter Cover:
    • [Force][Latitude & Longitude][Call Sign]
      P-51s 5030-0600E (Close) [Support]  Balance 1-1 
      P-47s 5030-0600E (Area)  Balance 1-7 
      P-51s 4918-0800E (Front)  Balance 1-2 
      P-51s 4918-0800E (Middle)  Balance 1-3 
      P-51s 4918-0800E (Rear)  Balance 1-4 
      P-47s 4918-0800E (Close)  Balance 1-6 
      P-47s 5030-0600E (Area)  Balance 1-7 
      P-51s Target Support (Sweep Nurnberg Area)  Balance 1-5 

  9. Group Assembly:
    351 Lead11,000'Kingscliffe Buncher
    351 Low10,000'Kingscliffe Buncher
    351 High12,000'Kingscliffe Buncher
    94 "B" 401 Lead12,000'Cottesmore Buncher
    94 "C" 457 Lead12,000'Glatton

  10. Navigator - _____
  11. S-2 - _____
  12. Weather - _____
  13. Special Instructions to Gunners, Bombardiers, and Radio Operators:
    A. Type of Bombing Formation -
    One A/C in each box loaded with long delays, A-238, N-169, L-920 (Don't bring these back.)
    IP [Initial Point] and method of bombing will be given in clear [language] on "A" Channel VHF by CBW [Combat Bomb Wing] Commander.
    Gunners reminded to stay in turrets and on look out for enemy aircraft. Report turrets not revolving.

  14. Squadron Leaders and Group Deputy report to Target Room. All but Pilots Dismissed.

  15. (A) Code Words –
    PFF Bombing –in the clear
    Visual Bombing –in the clear
    Authenticator –"Sweet Sue"
    Recall –"Knife and Fork"
    Weather Code –BATIV
    Release "CHAFF" –in clear

    (B) Call Signs:
    Call SignFlaresRemarks
    351st Lead____GY [Green Yellow]____
    351st LowRR [Red Red]
    351st HighGG
    1st C.B.W.
    40th C.B.W.
    41st C.B.W.
    Composite C.B.W.

    U.S. FightersBalance One
    R.A.F. Fighters
    BombersVinegrove One Seven
    U.S. Grnd. ControlColgate
    R.A.F. Grnd. Control

    Control Points:Fighter Reference Points:

    Remarks: ____

    Colors of the Day
    0200 – 0800RRPG
    0800 – 1400RGXV
    1400 – 2000GYIS

    (E) Ships To Monitor [Radio Channels A, B, C & D]
    1. - All A/C except:
    2. - L-7515, Z-696, A-702
    3. - Z-046, R-156, M-900
    4. - All Available

  16. Let-Down on Kingscliffe Buncher, if overcast.
    [Group][Buncher][Magnetic Compass Heading]
    94th "A"351st LeadKingscliffe030° Mag.
    351st LowKingscliffe015° Mag.
    351st HighKingscliffe045° Mag.
    94th "B"401st LeadCottersmore340° Mag.
    401st Low Cottersmore 355° Mag.
    401st HighCottersmore010° Mag.
    94th "C"457th LeadGlatton065° Mag.
    457th LowGlatton050° Mag.
    457th HighGlatton080° Mag.

  17. Flying Control. –
    1. Taxi Plan.
    2. Emergency Fields.
    3. Landing Aids.

  18. Special Instructions:
    Radio silence to be maintained except by CBW Leader where use is necessary for assembly.
    Spares turn back at Mid Channel.
    CBW Commanders will announce in the clear on "A" channel VHF when to start and stop discharge of chaff. R/O [Radio Operator] will be reminded of importance of discharging chaff properly.
    Announce IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run] and type of bombing in the clear.

Operations Narrative - Mission of 31 July, 1944:
  1. Mission Date - 31 July, 1944.
    1. Target – Munich, Germany.
    2. Force – 94th "A" Combat Wing. – Thirty-nine aircraft including three flying spares took off.
    3. Position – Briefed to be first in 94th Combat Wing and seventh in Division. Flew forth in Division.
    4. Lead Team CBW Air Commander: Major John B. Carraway.
      Pilot:Lt. John R. White.
      Navigator:Lt. J.R. Gulnac.
      Bombardier:Lt. Warren C. Steitz.
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Group & Wing Assembly - The three group formations of the 351st Group took off as planned and assembled group and combat wing formations over the King's Cliff buncher at 13,000 feet. No difficulty was encountered in the assembly.
    2.  Route Over England – Flown as briefed with the exception of a slight divergency between the assembly point and March. Due to the presence of unanticipated cross winds, it was necessary to make a curve to the north in order to be on course from March to Splasher 7. This was completed easily, March was reached at the briefed altitude at 1019, one minute early.
    3.  Division Assembly – The Division Assembly was flown as briefed. Departure from Splasher 7 was made on time and on course. The English coast was crossed at 15,000 feet at 1042 (as briefed). The 94th "A" Combat Wing found itself fourth in the Division Formation, due to the tardiness of preceding wings.
    4.  Flight to Target – The flight to the target was made with only minor variances from the briefed route. The enemy coast was crossed as briefed in respect to coordinates, time, and altitude. Variances between briefed and actual times at control points seldom varied by more than one minute. The target was reached at 1303 - two minutes early.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run – Munich was attacked by dropping on the smoke bombs on the preceding combat wing when the PFF equipment in the lead aircraft became inoperative. Cloud cover would not permit a visual sighting. The target area was covered by ten-tenths cloud. A normal turn was made at the IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run]. "Bombs Away" took place at 1303 hours on a heading of 161°.
    6.  Flight From Target – The return route was flown as briefed in respect to route and altitude. Control points were reached early on the return, starting with the target two minutes early and base eighteen minutes early. The enemy coast was crossed at the briefed point at the briefed altitude of 20,000 feet. The formation was twenty-two minutes early at the enemy coast. A normal let-down proceedure [sic] was followed. As the formation was almost under the cloud cover, a 360° turn was made. Let down through the cloud cover followed. The return to base was made without incident.
    7.  Fighter Support – Fighter support is reported as having appeared as briefed and as having been very good.
    8.  Comments – No aircraft were lost on the Mission of 31 July, 1944.
        Flak at the target was moderate and inaccurate, being widely scattered over the area. There was moderate and fairly accurate flak over Kaiserslautern, and flak was also observed at Antwerp, Brussels, Karlsruhe, Ludwigshaven, Speyer, Mannheim, and Saarbrucken.
        No enemy aircraft were seen.
        Eight to ten-tenths cloud cover was encountered along most of the route.
        Upon the failure of the lead aircraft, 42-97701, to take off, the combat wing air commander transferred to Aircraft 42-102951, the deputy lead ship. The rest of the crew of the scheduled lead ship flew in Aircraft 42-97955, after taking the co-pilot from the scheduled deputy lead aircraft.
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking – Lead Box: Aircraft 44-6082, pilot Lt Boyd, returned from the assembly area because of internal failure of the #3 engine. Flying spare replaced this abortive.
        High and Low Boxes: The flying spares returned as planned.
    10.  PFF Aircraft – Two PFF aircraft were scheduled to be used by this group. One failed to take off and was replaced by the aircraft scheduled as deputy lead. The deputy lead aircraft was replaced by another ship without PFF equipment.
      PFF Aircraft 42-97600 and 42-97649 flew with the 457th Group.
      PFF Aircraft 42-97636 and 42-97965 flew with the 401st Group. These four aircraft attacked the target.

  [Signed] Carl C. Hinkle, Jr., Major, Air Corps, Operations Officer

Statistical Summary:
Lead BoxHigh BoxLow BoxTOTAL
No. of A/C Failing to Take Off0000
No. of A/C Airborne13131339
No. of A/C Airborne Less Unused Spares13121237
No. of A/C Sorties12121236
No. of A/C Attacking12121236
No. of A/C Not Attacking1001
Name of Primary TargetMunich, Germany
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target12121236
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 120 x 500# GP  120 x 500# GP  120 x 500# GP  360 x 500# GP 
Name of Secondary Target
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Secondary Target
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
Name of Last Resort Target (LRT)
(A) No. of A/C Attacking LRT
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
Name of Target of Opportunity (T.O.)
(A) No. of A/C Attacking T.O.
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
No. of A/C Lost - Total0000
No. of A/C Lost - Flak
No. of A/C Lost - Flak and E/A
No. of A/C Lost - Enemy Aircraft
No. of A/C Lost - Accident
No. of A/C Lost - Unknown
Time of Take Off084608420847
Time of Attack130313031303
Average Time of Flight7:408:168:38
Altitude of Release24,000’24,600’23,400’
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyModerate and Inaccurate
Enemy Resistance – Fighter0000
Enemy Resistance – Bombers0000
U.S. A/C Engaged by Enemy Aircraft0000

PFF A/C were borrowed from Groups as follows:
42-97600 & 42-97649 were loaned to the 457th Group. 42-97636 & 42-97965 were loaned to the 401st Group.
42-97951 was used by the 351st Group. Other scheduled PFF aircraft did not take off and was replaced by a non-PFF ship.

Bombardier’s Narrative – Lead Box 94th “A” Wing:
  1. Munich, Germany was bombed in Wing Formation by PFF method.
  2. This group furnished the High, Low, and Lead box for the 94th "A" Wing.
  3. Due to a malfunction of the PFF equipment, the lead A/C in the lead box dropped on the smoke bomb of the preceding wing.
  4. Target area was covered by 10/10 cloud.
  5. Clouds prevented visual bombing, being 10/10ths over the target area.
  6. A normal turn was made at the I.P.
  7. "Bombs Away" took place at 1303 hours on a magnetic heading of 161°.
  [Signed] Warren C. Steitz, 2nd Lt., Air Corps, Lead Bombardier

Combat Bombing Flight Record:

Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Steitz, Warren C.  Pilot - 1st Lt. White, John R. Navigator - 2nd Lt. Gulnac, J.R. & Lt. Hoeldfke, D.J.
Aircraft B-17G   P-955  Take-off - 0935 Landed - 1705
Objective - Munich, Germany
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - P.F.F.
Initial Point - As Briefed
Method of Attack - Wing
No. of Attacking A/C in Group: - 12   Composite Group - ____
Number A/C Dropping Bombs by own Sighting Operation: 0
Deflection and Range Sighting, Group: None   Composite Group - ____
Range Sighting only, Group - ____    Composite Group - ____
Bombs, Types and Sizes - 500 Lb. An-M43 G.P.[General Purpose] and Smoke Bomb
Number of Bombs Loaded - 9 x 500 Lb. & 1 Marker   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/100
Synchronization - P.F.F. On
Information at Release Point: Dropped on Preceding Wing's PFF A/C

Altitude of Target - ___Magnetic Heading Ordered 149° Actual 161°
True Altitude Above Target - 24,000True Heading 151°
Indicated Altitude - 25,000Drift, Estimated 7° Left - Actual 5° Right
Pressure Altitude of Target - +1564True Track 156°
Altimeter Setting - 29.92Actual Range 15,217.2'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KB.S. Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 222KTime of Release 1303
Ground Speed Est. - 279 Actual 228KLength of Bombing Run - 9 min.
Wind Direction Metro - 280° Actual - 300°Intervalometer Setting - 175'
Wind Velocity Metro 40K Actual 32K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - X [Used]
D.S. - 129.9  Trail - 63   ATF - 40.79A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. 40.79 Actual P.F.F. Manual Pilot - ____

Type of Release - Train
Point of Impact If Seen - 10/10 Clouds
Mean Temp. Metro -4.4 Actual -4.4
Winds - Altitude - 24,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 280°  Actual 300°  Velocity - Metro 40  Actual 32
Temp C. - Metro -28° C. Actual -31° C.

Preliminary Damage Assessment:
  1. The target for the three boxes of this group was the industrial area of Munich, Germany. Photo cover was incomplete for the lead and high boxes due to 10/10 clouds. The photos for the low box show ground detail at bombs away but no bursts are seen because of clouds and haze.
  2. Bombs away for the low box can be plotted approximately three and a half miles NW of the B.M.W. plant at Allach. Using information of the Lead Bombardier it is estimated that the bombs will fall approximately 1¼ miles WNW of the plant at Allach. Actual range of bombs - 14643 feet; true course 172 degrees.
  [Signed:] Thomas L. Cooper, Captain, Air Corps, Group P.I. [Photo Intelligence]

Intelligence S-2 Reports:
  1. No leaflets were carried by this Group.
  2. Bombing results were unobserved. Pictures show bombs falling three and three-quarter miles from Allach on a track of 165.
  3. No enemy A/C [Aircraft] were observed. There are no claims [of enemy aircraft destroyed].
  4. Flak at the target was moderate and inaccurate, being widely scattered over the area. There was moderate fairly accurate flak over Kaiserslautern, and flak was also observed at Antwerp, Brussels, Karlsruhe, Ludwigshaven, Speyer, Mannheim, and Saarbrucken.
  5. Weather was 8/10 in the target area. Weather did not interfere with the formation.
  6. Just East of Ellwangen at 4857N-1011E, an Airfield with a single strip, four hangars, and several smaller buildings appeared to be non operational. A B-17 was seen to turn back to the enemy coast from mid-channel; it was losing altitude at the time of observation and was too far away for markings to be seen.
  7. PFF units were employed. Fighter support was seen as briefed and was reported to have been very good. This group suffered no losses.

Track Chart:
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A.A. Gunfire (Flak) Report:

1. Target: Assigned - Allach, Germany Bombed - Allach, Germany [Suburb of Munich]
2. Route as Flown. - As briefed
3. Weather Conditions - A. at Target. - 8/10 cloud  B. En route - 10/10 cloud
4. Were our A/C "Seen" or "Unseen" targets? (a) At Target - unseen (b) Enroute - unseen
 Any Condensation Trails? - Dense persistent above 25,000 feet.
5. Description of Flak, including type of Fire Control: Moderate and inaccurate; probably a barrage, although continuous following may have been used during the short time that visual sighting was possible due to a break in the clouds.
6. Flak encountered or observed en route. (In the order experienced) -
 Antwerp, 1130, 20,000 - Observed.
 Brussels, 1142, 20,000 - Observed.
 Karlsruhe, 1237, 20,000 - Moderate, observed.
 Ludwigshaven, 1402, 21,000 - Meager, observed.
 Speyer, 1403, 21,000 - Meager, height good, deflection poor.
 Mannheim, 1402, 21,000 - Moderate, height good, deflection poor.
 Keiserslautern, 1410, 20,000 - moderate, height and deflection fair.
 Saarbrucken, 1425, 20,000 - moderate, observed.
7. Was Chaff carried? - Yes How discharged? As briefed.
8. Position of Group - Lead, Low, High - 94th "A" CBW [Combat Bomb Wing]

GroupA/C over
A/C DamagedA/C Lost
To Flak
Time over
Time of
Bombs Away
HeightAxis of
Bomb Run
Lead1101303130326,000161° Mag.9 min.
Low1201303130325,100170° Mag.9 min.
High1201303130325,900149° Mag.9 min.
10. Comments - Phenomena: None

Combat Crew Comments:

    508th Squadron
A/C 920-L We should have 18 ship formations when we go into Germany. - All Officers.
A/C 192-R Rough Lead! - Lt. Poston.

    509th Squadron
A/C 576-C For greater efficiency in the Waist with a 9 men crew there should be at least two feet of additional hose attached to the oxygen mask. - T/Sgt. Hoffman.
Throat mike should be much longer or have one Jack Box between the two guns to avoid constant changing at the Jack Box when working two guns. - T/Sgt. Hoffman.
Rubber grommets should be installed on each Waist Gun to prevent cutting deep grooves in the windows. A small tool kit should be kept in the ship for an emergency and clamps available just in case control cables are shot away. - T/Sgt. Hoffman.
Trucks still keep us waiting for over an hour after landing - Lt. Trombley.
A/C 169-N Very good escort. - All Officers
A/C 108-Y Defective flares from lead ship caused difficulty in forming. - Lt. Tompkins
A/C 862-G This was a very good mission in every respect. - Lt. Whitaker.
A/C 156-R High squadron formation was very poor - we were completely crowded out. - Lt. Guthery and Lt. Seidell.

    511th Squadron
A/C 492-B P-51's should not come in at the formation head-on. - All gunners.
a/C 515-L Group Leaders should check C-1 trim to prevent wandering. - Lt. Strange.

  [Signed:] Charles A. Hillway, 1st Lt., Air Corps, Ass't. S-2 [Intelligence] Officer

Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 42-31711, 508th Squadron, returned early as planned. (Reason: Flying Spare)
    2. Airplane No. 42-31509, 510th Squadron, returned early as planned. (Reason: Flying Spare)
    3. Airplane No. 44-6082, returned early because of internal failure of #4 engine. (Reason: Mechanical Failure)
  2. Battle Damage:
    1. Airplane No. 42-31702, 508th Squadron. Flak skin damage top of left wing inner panel practically at fairing. Flak hole leading edge left wing between #1 and #2 nacelles, damaging vacuum line.
    2. Airplane No. 42-97349, 508th Squadron. Flak hole through right wing tip, skin damage only.
    3. Airplane No. 42-31384, 509th Squadron. One flak hole bottom of left stabilizer. One flak hole left bomb bay door. Two small flak holes through right wing. One flak hole leading edge left wing tip.
    4. Airplane No. 44-6108, 509th Squadron. Flak hole through rudder. Two flak holes under side of right elevator. Two flak holes left wing, damaging #4 fuel tank. Flak hole right side vertical stabilizer. Flak damage to #2 nacelle, damaging #3 cylinder.
    5. Airplane No. 42-102576, 510th Squadron. Flak hole through fuselage, between wing and waist window. One flak hole left side of dorsal fin. Two flak holes left side of fuselage damaging longerons, skin, elevator controls and wiring. Flak hole underside #2 nacelle, damaging skin and bulkhead. Four flak holes underside left wing damaging skin, corrugation, tokio [sic] tank, one hole clear through. Two flak skin holes left elevator
    6. Airplane No. 42-97492, 511th Squadron. Two flak holes underside left wing, skin and corrugation damaged.
    7. Airplane No. 43-37524, 511th Squadron. Two flak holes underside right wing, skin and corrugation damage.
    8. Airplane No. 42-107216, 511th Squadron. Flak skin hole leading edge of right wing, outboard panel.
    9. Airplane No. 43-37533, 511th Squadron. Small flak hole entered trailing edge of right elevator and emerged through leading edge of stabilizer.
    10. Airplane No. 43-37571, 511th Squadron. Flak hole bottom of left outboard wing panel, skin damage only.

  [Signed:] Carl A. Ekblad, Captain, Air Corps, Engineering Officer.

Armament Report:
  1. The following malfunction was reported on the Mission of 31 July, 1944.
    1. A/C 42-38038 - The ball turret motor burned out.
  [Signed:] Michael Steele, CWO, USA, Group Armament Officer

Aircraft Returning Early:

Aircraft No. 6082 Squadron - 511 Pilot - Boyd - Lawsen
Time of Abortive - 0950  Location when Aborted - Kingscliffe
Reason For Abortive - Engine Failure #4.
Disposition of Bombs: Returned
Altitude At Time of Aborting: 9,500
Enemy Opposition Encountered - ____
[Signed] William M Boyd Jr, 2nd Lt. A.C. [Air Corps]

Aircraft No.31509 (510) Squadron - 509  Pilot - Secrest
Time of Abortive - ____ Location when Aborted - ____
Reason For Abortive - ____
Disposition of Bombs: ____
Altitude At Time of Aborting: ____
Enemy Opposition Encountered - ____
Remarks: Flying Spare Returned as Briefed
[Signed] Wendell Secrest

Aircraft No. 31711 Squadron - 508  Pilot - Muffett
Time of Abortive - 1102  Location when Aborted - 51°48'-03°00' [39.5 miles West of Ouddorp, Netherlands]
Reason For Abortive - F/S [Flying Spare] Returned as briefed
Disposition of Bombs: Brought Back
Altitude At Time of Aborting: 16,000
Enemy Opposition Encountered - None
Remarks: F/S [Flying Spare]
[Signed] Winfield F. Muffett

“J” Form:
  1. Last Four numbers and Call Letter of A/C in each Squadron:
    a. 94th "A" Combat Wing   Lead Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: None
    Sqdn 509th A/C: B–7701 [PFF]
    Sqdn 510th A/C: L–7515, R–8038, B–6082, (S–7512 Spare)
    Sqdn 511th A/C: D–7524, X–7571, Z–7046, A–1238*, G–7533, Y–7216, B–7492, C–7951 [PFF]
    P.F.F. Sqdn ___ A/C: ____

    b. 94th "A" Combat Wing   High Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: None
    Sqdn 509th A/C: Z–7696, O–7595, Y–6108, N–7169*, L–7676, R–6156, T–1384, V–7854
    Sqdn 510th A/C: D–7957, C–2576, K–7252, G–7862, (V–1509 Spare)
    Sqdn 511th A/C: None

    b. 94th "A" Combat Wing   Low Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: Q–1879, M–7900, B–7349, G–7850, N–7727, L–7920*, A–1702, H–8004, K–7557, J–2971, R–1192, P–7258, (F–1711 Spare)
    Sqdn 509th A/C: None
    Sqdn 510th A/C: None
    Sqdn 511th A/C: None

    [* - Delayed Action Bombs]
  2. Target: GY-4662
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T ULX R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T MSP R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T LHO R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T SCF R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. a. High Box: Taxi – 0825; Take-Off – 0840; E.T.D. Field – At Take Off
    b. ____ Box: Taxi – ____; Take-Off – ____; E.T.D. Field – ____
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    104215,000 Ft Clacton
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    111520,000 Ft 51°48'N-04°00'E [Stellendam, Netherlands]
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    155920,000 Ft 51°48'N-04°00'E [Stellendam, Netherlands]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    16375,000 Ft Clacton
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1708 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "H"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: Lead Box
    508 Squadron: None
    509 Squadron: 10 x 500 [lb.] G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses]
    510 Squadron: 10 x 500 [lb.] G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses]
    511 Squadron: 10 x 500 [lb.] G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses] ([Aircraft] A-1238 Delay Action 2 - 1 Hr., 4 - 6 Hr., 2 - 12 Hr., 2 - 24 Hr.)

    Bomb load of Each A/C: High Box
    508 Squadron: None
    509 Squadron: 10 x 500 [lb.] G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses]
    510 Squadron: 10 x 500 [lb.] G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses] ([Aircraft] N-7169 Delay Action 2 - 1 Hr., 4 - 6 Hr., 2 - 12 Hr., 2 - 24 Hr.)
    511 Squadron: None

    Bomb load of Each A/C: Low Box
    508 Squadron: 10 x 500 [lb.] G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses] ([Aircraft] N-7920 Delay Action 2 - 1 Hr., 4 - 6 Hr., 2 - 12 Hr., 2 - 24 Hr.)
    509 Squadron: None
    510 Squadron: None
    511 Squadron: None
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2700 Gallons
  13. Group Leader:
    a. Lead Box: Name: J.B. Carraway Rank: Major A/C: B-7701  Sqdn. 509
    b. High Box: Name: Richard Garcia Rank: 1st Lt. A/C: D-7957 Sqdn. 510
    c. Low Box: Name: K.W. Davey Rank: Capt A/C: Q-1879 Sqdn. 508
  14. Passengers, if any: (Full Name, Rank, A/C and Squadron Passenger flying with)
    Williams, R.P. Colonel D-7957 509th Sqdn.
  15. PFF A/C: Y-7600 - 508th, J-7649 - 511th, Flying with 457th Group.
    PFF A/C: L-7636 - 511th, Z-7965 - 508th, Flying with 401th Group.

Report Compiled By I.C. Muesing, S/Sgt.

Formation Chart:
94th "A" CBW Lead Box Formation at Take–Off
511th Squadron
A/C 42-97951 C
A/C 42-37515 L
A/C 42-102955 P
Smith, D.W.
A/C 42-37524 D
A/C 43-37571 X
A/C 42-107046 Z
A/C 42-31238 A
A/C 42-38038 R
A/C 43-37533 G
A/C 42-107216 Y
A/C 43-37512 S Spare
A/C 44-6082 B
A/C 42-97492 B

94th "A" CBW Lead Box Over–Target
511th Squadron
A/C 42-97951 C
A/C 42-37515 L
A/C 42-102955 P
Smith, D.W.
A/C 42-37524 D
A/C 43-37571 X
A/C 42-107046 Z
A/C 42-31238 A
A/C 42-38038 R
A/C 43-37533 G
A/C 42-107216 Y
A/C 43-37512 S Spare
A/C 42-97492 B

94th "A" CBW High Box Formation at Take–Off and Over–Target
509th Squadron
A/C 43-37957 D
A/C 43-37696 Z
A/C 42-102576 C
A/C 43-37595 O
A/C 44-6108 Y
A/C 42-97169 N
A/C 43-37676 L
A/C 44-6156 R
A/C 43-31384 T
A/C 43-37854 V
A/C 42-31509 V Spare
A/C 42-97252 K
A/C 43-37862 G

Spare aircraft returned as planned.

94th "A" CBW Low Box Formation at Take–Off and Over–Target
508th Squadron
A/C 42-31879 Q
A/C 43-37900 M
A/C 42-97349 B
A/C 43-37850 G
A/C 43-37727 N
Van Sandt
A/C 43-37920 L
A/C 42-31702 A
A/C 42-98004 H
A/C 43-37557 K
A/C 42-102971 J
A/C 42-31711 F Spare
A/C 42-31192 R
A/C 42-97258 P

Spare aircraft returned as planned.

Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 1030 DBST [Double British Standard Time]  Briefing: 0530  Stations: 0805  Start Engines: 0815  Taxi: 0825
Take-Off: 0840 Leave Base: 0840 [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0410, Officers 0440]

 [Wounded On Mission - 0]
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