351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #263

Credited Mission #256

 
DATE: 29 Jan. 1945
Target: R.R. Marshalling Yard, Cologne, Germany
 
BRIEFING OUTLINE
BRIEFING OFFICER: (IMPORTANT): READ SPECIAL BRIEFING POOP

    1. TARGETS: 
    2. Visual Primary and GH target for today is: M/Y [R.R. Marshalling Yard] - Cologne [Germany]
    3. PFF Primary: M/Y Cologne [Germany]
    4. Visual Secondary: M/Y Cologne [Germany]
    5. PFF Secondary: M/Y Cologne [Germany]
    6. Last Resort: Gutersloh [Germany] (Airfield)

  1. TIMINGS:
    Zero Hour: - 1000Stations: - 0750
    Start Engines: - 0800Taxi: - 0820
    Take Off: - 0835Last Take Off: - 1000
    Target Time: - 1145ETR [Estimated Time
       of Return]:

    - 1443
    Depart English Coast at: 1042at Felixstowe

  2. LOADINGS:
     Gasoline:2,600 Gallons
     Bombs:All A/C: 10 x 500 G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses]

  3. Intervalometer Settings: Primary - Visual or Gee-H – Salvo. Secondary - H2X Target - Salvo

  4. Chaff: Commence discharge of chaff at - start 14 minutes before target and continue for 18 minutes.

      Each A/C [Aircraft] will carry - 432 units.
      Carpet - Normal

  5. Disposition of Forces:

    3 Divisions will be dispatched. The 1st Air Division will depart England 1032 preceded by 2nd Division and followed by the 3rd Division.
    1st Division will dispatch 4 CBW's [Combat Bomb Wings] of 3 Groups each. (41st Dispatch 2 Groups)
    The order of attack in the 1st Division will be:
    Lead40AAttackingM/Y Cologne
    2nd40CAttackingM/Y Cologne
    3rd94BAttackingM/Y Cologne
    4th41AAttackingM/Y Cologne
    5th1AAttackingHohenzolern Bridge at Cologne
    2nd Division
    targets are
    Dortmund M/Y and Fuel
    3rd Division
    targets are
    Hohenbudberg M/Y

  6. Fighter Cover:  3 Gps. of P-51 Close Support for 1st Division. 351 Grp. will have 359 Grp (P-51) for Close Support.

  7. Assembly:
    Lead at16,000'feet on Kings Cliffe BuncherRed-GreenFlares
    High at17,000'feet onKings CliffeBuncherGreen-GreenFlares
    Low at15,000'feet onKings CliffeBuncherRed-RedFlares
    401st at16,000'feet onCottesmoreBuncherRed-YellowFlares
    457th at16,000'feet onGlattonBuncherRed-YellowFlares

    Combat Wing Assembly Line: Harwick - Felixstowe
    Division Assembly Line: Felixstowe to 02°30’E
    2 minutes interval between Groups.
    Reference altitude: 25,000

  8. CALL SIGNS:
    351stWoodcraft Charlie (Maj. Roper)
    401stWoodcraft Baker
    457thWoodcraft Able
    1st Div. Air CommanderCol. MacDonald (Foxhole Able)
    94th CBW Air CommanderMajor Doherty (Woodcraft Able) 457th

  9. Navigator - _____

  10. S-2 - _____

  11. Weather - _____

  12. Communications - _____

  13. Flying Control - _____

  14. Special Instructions:
     a. Type of Bombing Formation - Normal
     b. Bombardier and Navigator of the #3 A/C of each sqdn. report to Photo Lab.
     c. Camera A/C   K-252, A-428, Q-799
      return at  Continental Coast Out[bound]
     d. Spares to turn back at 03°00' East.
     e. PFF A/C fly as Lead of High and Low - Deputy of Leads
     f. GH A/C fly as Group Lead
     g. REMARKS: All A/C will open and close bomb-bay doors over the channel on penetration.
      Navigators notify Bombardiers or Toggliers when front lines are passed (Between IP and Target).

      BRIEFING OFFICER: HAVE YOU READ SPECIAL BRIEFING POOP??



Operational Narrative:
  1. Date of Mission - 28 January, 1945
    1. Target Attacked: The secondary target, the marshalling yards at Cologne, was attacked by the 94th “C” Group. PFF methods were used.
    2. Force: Thirty-nine aircraft, including a GH aircraft from the 303rd Group, three PFF ships, and three flying spares, were dispatched.
    3. Position: The 94th “C” Group flew in the fifth slot in the Division column. Due to the fact that the 94th “B” Group had dropped behind the 94th “A” and “C” Groups, permission was received from the Wing Air Commander to fly as second group in the Combat Wing.
    4. Lead Teams
      Group Lead
      Air Commander: Major Leonard B. Roper
      Pilot:Captain John T. Eickhoff
      Navigator:Major Nelson E. Matthews
      Bombardier:Captain William B. Lyttle

      High Squadron
      Group Leader: 1st Lt Harvey W. Powell
      Pilot:1st Lt James J. Cronin
      Navigator:1st Lt Harry U. Perry
      Bombardier:1st Lt Edward H. Andersen

      Low Squadron
      Group Leader: 1st Lt Benjamin F. Nay
      Pilot:1st Lt Joseph C. Robinson
      Navigator:1st Lt Albert W. Allen
      Bombardier:2nd Lt Raymond E. Hall
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Squadron and Group Assembly: The assembly was carried out satisfactorily at the Kings Cliffe buncher. The altitude at the time of departure was 15,400 feet, 600 feet below the briefed altitude. 15,400 feet was indicated by the navigator’s altimeter, and 16,000 feet by the pilot’s altimeter. The assembly area was departed on course and on time.
    2.  Route Over England: The briefed route was followed to Bourne. It was necessary shortly after departing from Bourne to deviate considerably from the briefed course in order to avoid the 94th “B” Group which approached from the right. The High Squadron of the 94th “C” encountered some difficulty in avoiding the approaching formation. The 94th “A” Group had also chosen a route similar to that taken by the 94th “C” Group in flying towards the departure Point. As a result, no difficulty was encountered in the deviation from course, and the 94th “C” Group was in position behind the 94th “A” Group.
    3.  Division Assembly Line: Departure from the English coast was made slightly to the north of Felixstowe, the briefed point. The departure was made at an altitude of 17,500 feet, 2,500 feet below the briefed height, at the briefed time. The formation stayed below the briefed altitude in order not to overrun the 94th “A” Group and to leave room for the 94th “B”, which had not yet appeared. Shortly after leaving the coast, permission was received from the 94th “A” Group to fly as the second group in the Combat Wing Formation. The 94th “B” Group had fallen behind the formation, and evidently was unable to catch up in order to take its proper place in the formation. The preceding formations were followed in crossing the channel. This took the formation to the right of the briefed course but caused no difficulty. Shortly before reaching the coast of Holland, it was apparent that the 94th “A” Group was pulling away from the 94th “C” Group. In order to catch up, the 94th “C” Group cut inside of the briefed route on the turn at the coast and contacted the briefed route shortly before the IP was reached. The coast was crossed at an altitude of 22,500 feet, 2,500 feet below the briefed altitude of 25,000 feet, because of sluggishness in the lead aircraft having made it impossible to climb to the briefed height. The briefed position in the Division Formation had not been flown, and the briefed Division Assembly Line had not been closely followed.
    4.  Flight to Target: After entering the coast, the 94th “C Group gradually closed into the briefed route and fell into position behind the 94th “A” Group. The briefed route was contacted shortly before the IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run] was reached. The point used as an IP was slightly to the left of the briefed point.  This was reached nine minutes late (1140) at an altitude of 25,000 feet, the briefed height.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run: The GH equipment in the lead aircraft had not been operative throughout the mission. It was decided to attack by PFF methods.  The Weather Scouting Force could not be contacted. The Low Squadron bombed on the Lead Squadron when its PFF equipment was found to be inoperative. No interference was encountered on the bomb run. The C-1 Pilot was not used. It was possible for the High Squadron to get a visual assist in bombing just before the bombs were released.
    6.  Flight From Target: The formation deviated from the briefed course on the withdrawal. The lead Navigator has reported that unexpected wind shifts at that altitude were responsible. The formation flew to the left of the briefed course on the north leg towards Osnabruck and later deviated to the right of the briefed course on the leg to the Dutch coast. The briefed departure point from the Dutch coast was reached at an altitude of 21,000 feet and eight minutes early (1317). The briefed route was closely followed in crossing the channel, and Cromer was reached at an altitude of 12,000 feet twenty-two minutes early (1352). The lead aircraft, the GH ship, left the formation at Cromer to land at the 303rd Group base. The Low and High Squadrons wert to their respective stand-off areas before landing. A normal let-down procedure had been followed.
    7.  Fighter Support: Effective.
    8.  Comments: No aircraft were lost. Flak encountered at the target was meager and accurate. No enemy aircraft were encountered. Weather up to the target was eight to ten-tenths, clearing just past the target. The Weather Scouting Force was not heard from. However, information was picked up from Cycle Relay that it had not taken off.
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking: There were no failures to attack. The three aircraft scheduled as flying spares returned as planned.

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


STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS:
351st Bombardmant Group
Lead BoxHigh BoxLow BoxTOTAL
No. of A/C Failing to Take Off0000
No. of A/C Airborne13*131339
No. of A/C Airborne Less Unused Spares12121236
No. of A/C Sorties12121236
No. of A/C Attacking12121236
No. of A/C Not Attacking0000
Name of Primary Target
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
Name of Secondary TargetCOLOGNE, GERMANY
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Secondary 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 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 Off083108340833
Time of Attack115711581157
Average Time of Flight5:466:195:33
Altitude of Release23,250’24,620’22,750’
Visual or PFFPFFPFF, Visual assistPFF
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyMEAGER AND ACCURATE
Enemy Resistance – Fighter0000
Enemy Resistance – Bombers0000
U.S. A/C Engaged by Enemy Aircraft0000
Degree of SuccessFAIR TO GOOD

* - Includes one (1) GH Aircraft from the 303rd Bomb Group.

A/C were borrowed from Groups as follows: GH A/C - 44-8439 From 303rd Group
A/C were loaned to Groups as follows:

PFF Aircraft
44-8079351st Group
44-8455351st Group
42-97701351st Group








Lead Bombardier’s Narrative:
Date - 28 Jan. 1945
Field Order # 615
Squadron or Group - Lead Sqdn., 94th "C" Group
Target - Marshalling Yards at Cologne, Germany
  1. Type of Bombing (Visual, PFF or Combined)?  PFF
  2. Did Squadron perform own sighting operation, bomb on smoke marker, or was bombing done in Group Formation? The Low bombed on the Lead on a Mag. [Magnetic Compass] heading of 111°
  3. Was turn made at briefed I.P.? Yes
  4. Cloud coverage and visibility. Haze and Broken 8-9/10
  5. If Visual, when was MPI identified? If not actually seen, how was it located? PFF
  6. Any Interference on Bomb Run? None
  7. Did C-1 [Autopilot] function satisfactory? Yes
  8. Any other factors affecting accuracy? None
  [Signed] William B. Lyttle, Captain, Air Corps, Lead Bombardier

Combat Bombing Flight Record:

I certify that this 12E Form is complete and accurate.
[Signed] Warren C. Steitz, Captain, Air Corps, Group Bombardier.

Lead Squadron, 94th "C" Group Bombardier - Lyttle, William B., Capt.
Pilot - Eickhoff, John T., Capt & Roper, Leonard B., Major
Navigator - Matthews, Nelson E., Major

Aircraft B-17G   Z-439  Take-off - 0832 Landed - 1439
Objective - Marshalling Yards at Cologne, Germany (PFF Secondary)
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - Center of Yards
Initial Point - As Briefed
Method of Attack - Squadron
No. of Attacking A/C in Group: - 24   Composite Group - ____
Number A/C Dropping Bombs by own Sighting Operation: ____
Deflection and Range Sighting, Group: One   Composite Group - ____
Range Sighting only, Group - __   Composite Group - ____
Bombs, Types and Sizes - 500# AN-M43 General Purpose, Plus 2 Smoke Markers
Number of Bombs Loaded - 12   Released - 12
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/40
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:

Altitude of Target - 165Magnetic Heading Ordered 97° Actual 103°
True Altitude Above Target - 23,250True Heading 97°
Indicated Altitude - 25,000Drift, Estimated 8° Right - Actual 5° Right
Pressure Altitude of Target +420True Track 102°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 14,860'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KBomb Sight Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 210KTime of Release 1157
Ground Speed Est. 273 Actual 273Length of Bombing Run - 65 S.Mi.
Wind Direction Metro - 300° Actual - 310°Intervalometer Setting - 80 Ft.
Wind Velocity Metro 50K Actual 50K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - Yes
D.S. - 132.2  Trail - 53   ATF - 40.10A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .64 Actual .61 Manual Pilot - ____

Type of Release - Train
Point of Impact If Seen - Unobserved
Mean Temp. Metro -25 Actual -25
Winds - Altitude - 25,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 300°  Actual 310°  Velocity - Metro 50  Actual 50
Temp C. - Metro -48° C. Actual -44° C.



Lead Bombardier’s Narrative:
Date - 28 Jan. 1945
Field Order # 615
Squadron or Group - High Sqdn., 94th "C" Group
Target - Marshalling Yards at Cologne, Germany
  1. Type of Bombing (Visual, PFF or Combined)?  PFF
  2. Did Squadron perform own sighting operation, bomb on smoke marker, or was bombing done in Group Formation? Own sighting
  3. Was turn made at briefed I.P.? Yes
  4. Cloud coverage and visibility. Haze and 10/10 clouds at Rel. Pt. [Release Point]
  5. If Visual, when was MPI identified? If not actually seen, how was it located? PFF
  6. Any Interference on Bomb Run? None
  7. Did C-1 [Autopilot] function satisfactory? No (Manual)
  8. Any other factors affecting accuracy? No
  [Signed] [No Signature]

Combat Bombing Flight Record:

I certify that this 12E Form is complete and accurate.
[Signed] Warren C. Steitz, Captain, Air Corps, Group Bombardier.

Lead Squadron, 94th "C" Group Bombardier - Anderson, Edward H., 1st lt.
Pilot - Powell, Harvey W., 1st Lt.
Navigator - Perry, Harry V., 1st Lt.

Aircraft B-17G   O-455  Take-off - 0839 Landed - 1420
Objective - Marshalling Yards at Cologne, Germany (PFF Secondary)
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - Center of Yards
Initial Point - As Briefed
Method of Attack - Squadron
No. of Attacking A/C in Group: - 12   Composite Group - ____
Number A/C Dropping Bombs by own Sighting Operation: ____
Deflection and Range Sighting, Group: One   Composite Group - ____
Range Sighting only, Group - __   Composite Group - ____
Bombs, Types and Sizes - 500# AN-M43 General Purpose, Plus 1 Smoke Markers
Number of Bombs Loaded - 11   Released - 11
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/40
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:

Altitude of Target - 165Magnetic Heading Ordered 097° Actual 116°
True Altitude Above Target - 24,620True Heading 110°
Indicated Altitude - 26,400Drift, Estimated 8° Right - Actual 7° Right
Pressure Altitude of Target +420True Track 117°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 15,112 Ft.
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KBomb Sight Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 210KTime of Release 1158
Ground Speed Est. 273 Actual 280Length of Bombing Run - 65 S.Mi.
Wind Direction Metro - 300° Actual - 015°Intervalometer Setting - 80 Ft.
Wind Velocity Metro 50K Actual 40K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - ____
D.S. - 130.4  Trail - 53   ATF - 40.81A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .63 Actual .59 Manual Pilot - Yes

Type of Release - Train
Point of Impact If Seen - PFF
Mean Temp. Metro -25 Actual -28
Winds - Altitude - 26,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 300°  Actual 015°  Velocity - Metro 50K  Actual 40K
Temp C. - Metro -48° C. Actual -44° C.



Preliminary Damage Assessment:
  1. The target for the three squadrons of this group flying as the “C” Group was the marshalling yard (Gremburg) at Cologne, Germany. Bombing was done by PFF. Photo coverage is complete for all squadrons, although snow and have make damage assessment difficult for the lead squadron.
  2. The probable pattern of the lead squadron is 5448 feet by 1581 feet and its center is 3373 feet from the secondary MPI [Mean Point of Impact]. One stick of bombs is seen bursting in the southbound reception sidings.
  3. The pattern of the low squadron which is 3710 feet by 2120 feet fell 2.2 miles West North West of the secondary MPI in an industrial area.
  4. Two sticks of bombs of the high squadron fell in the marshalling yard. The pattern is 4955 feet by 2782 feet and its center is 1670 feet from the briefed MPI.
  5. Both the Northbound and Southbound sorting sidings were full at time of attack. The bombs of the high squadron should do some damage to rolling stock.
  [Signed:] Howard L. Schnur, 1st Lt., Air Corps, Asst. Group PI [Photo Intelligence]


Narrative Teletype Report:
  1. No leaflets were carried on today's mission.
  2. The three squadrons of this Group bombed the Secondary target, the M/Y [R.R. Marshalling Yard] at Cologne, Germany. The Lead Squadron bombed by PFF methods and photographs show the pattern to be one mile NW of the MPI [Mean Point of Impact]. The Low Squadron dropped on the smoke markers of the Lead Squadron and the photographs show the pattern two miles NW of the MPI. The High Squadron made a PFF run with a visual assist at the last moment. The pattern was one half mile N of the MPI with two sticks cutting the northern half of the marshalling yard.
  3. Some doubtful reports were received that there were enemy fighters in the area just after bombs away. No claims [of enemy aircraft being shot down] are being submitted by this group.
  4. Flak encountered at the target was meager and accurate. Meager flak, fair for accuracy, was encountered from the Korbecke-Soest area.
  5. Weather up to the target was 8-10/10ths, clearing just past the target.
  6. At 1211 one B-17 was seen to be shot down at 51°17’N 07°46’E. Three chutes were observed to have landed in the vicinity of Ludenscheid. A concentration of motor transport tanks and other vehicles were observed all around the Zwolle-Almelo area. The marshalling yards at Soest and the secondary railroad lines in the Guterslohn area were observed to be very active.
  7. Pathfinder units were employed for both bombing the target and as a navigational aid. The equipment worked satisfactorily. Fighter support was effective.  Scouting Force was not heard from. However information was picked up from Cycle Relay [a radio relay station] that the Scouting Force had not taken off. None of our aircraft is missing.


Track Chart:
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Combat Crew Comments:

    509th Squadron:
A/C 556-F: At bombs away we were indicating 140 IAS [Indicated Air Speed]; entire mission very poor lead. Lt. Santrell
A/C 900-M: Poor Group Lead today. - Crew

  [Signed:] Robert P. Ramsey, Major, Air Corps, Group S-2 [Intelligence].


Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 43-37956, 508th Squadron, returned early as planned.
    2. Airplane No. 44-6108, 508th Squadron, returned early as planned.
    3. Airplane No. 42-97216, 511th Squadron, returned early as planned.
  [Signed:] John W. Freeman, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer


“J” Form:
  1. Last Four numbers and Call Letter of A/C in each Squadron:
    a. 94th Combat Wing "C" Group   Lead Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: (L–7956 Spare),
    Sqdn 509th A/C: None
    Sqdn 510th A/C: (V–8079 PFF), B–6610, F–7124, G–7862, K–7252, L–7515, M–9001, N–7665, P–8038, S–7512, T–8461
    Sqdn 511th A/C: None
    Sqdn 360th A/C: (Z–8439 GH) 303rd Group

    b. 94th Combat Wing "C" Group   Low Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: A–8410, G–8954
    Sqdn 509th A/C: (L–8045 PFF)
    Sqdn 510th A/C: None
    Sqdn 511th A/C: A–8428, C–8694, D–6082, F–7705, H–8435, J–6579, M–8650, N–8592, Q–8080, (U–7216 Spare)

    c. 94th Combat Wing "C" Group   High Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: C–8753, K–8130, M–7900, O–8277, P–7258, Q–8799, (Y–6108 Spare)
    Sqdn 509th A/C: C–8640, F–6566, N–7169, Q–8799, Z–7696
    Sqdn 510th A/C: None
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (O–8455 PFF)
  2. Target: GH-624
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T MYW R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T JKW R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T PRR R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T WBZ R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. Taxi – 0810; Take-Off – 0820; E.T.D. Field – 0835
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    104220,000 Ft Felixstowe
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    111125,000 Ft 51°34'N-03°41'E [Kamperland, Netherlands]
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    132520,000 Ft 52°37'N-04°37'E [Egmond aan Zee, Netherlands]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    14145,000 Ft Cromer
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1443 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "H"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" Lead Box
    Lead Squadron: 10 x 500 G.P. - 1/10 x 1/40
    Low Squadron: 10 x 500 G.P. - 1/10 x 1/40
    High Squadron: 10 x 500 G.P. - 1/10 x 1/40
    ___ Squadron:
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2600 Gallons
  13. Leaders:
    Lead Sqdn: Rank & Name: Major Roper A/C No & Sqdn. Z-8439-GH (509)
    Low Sqdn: Rank & Name: Lt. Nay A/C No & Sqdn. B-7701-PFF (509)
    High Sqdn: Rank & Name: Lt. Powell A/C No & Sqdn. O-8455-PFF (511)
  14. Passengers, if any: (Full Name, Rank, A/C and Squadron Passenger flying with)
    None

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



Formation Chart:
94th "C" Combat Bomb Group - Lead Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
510th Squadron
Roper–Eickhoff
A/C 44-8439 Z GH
Berger
A/C 42-107124 F
Redman
A/C 44-8079 V
Hickel
A/C 43-39001 M
Rossen
A/C 44-6610 B
Kirkland
A/C 43-37515 L
Gonske
A/C 43-37862 G
Rebo
A/C 42-38038 P
Wilcox
A/C 43-37512 S
Gottschalk
A/C 43-38461 T
Turner
A/C 43-37956 L Spare
Blaney
A/C 43-37665 N
Oakes
A/C 42-97252 K

Spare Aircraft returned as planned.

94th "C" Combat Bomb Group - High Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
509th Squadron
Powell–Cronin
A/C 44-8455 O PFF
Claggett
A/C 43-38640 C
Knight
A/C 43-38116 Q
Walker
A/C 44-6566 F
Mueller
A/C 43-37696 Z
Wefel
A/C 43-37978 J
Maddux
A/C 43-38753 C
Vergen
A/C 42-97258 P
Foreman
A/C 43-38130 K
Parker
A/C 43-37900 M
Quinn
A/C 44-6108 Y Spare
Hanson
A/C 43-38277 O
Potter
A/C 43-38799 Q

Spare Aircraft returned as planned.

94th "C" Combat Bomb Group - Low Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
511th Squadron
Robinson–Nay
A/C 42-97701 B PFF
Langdon
A/C 43-37705 F
Ashton
A/C 43-38080 Q
Kasper
A/C 43-38650 M
Johnson, H.C.
A/C 43-38694 C
Drought
A/C 44-8410 A
Fox
A/C 44-6579 J
Butler
A/C 44-6082 D
Rice
A/C 43-38954 G
Patterson
A/C 43-38435 H
Mahnke
A/C 42-97216 U Spare
Gattens
A/C 43-38592 N
Taylor
A/C 43-38428 A

Spare Aircraft returned as planned.

Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 1000 BST [British Standard Time]  Briefing: Enlisted Men 0515; Officers 0545 Stations: 0750 Start Engines: 0800 Taxi: 0820 Take-Off: 0835  Leave Base: 0835 [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0415; Officers 0445]

[Wounded On Mission: 0]
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