351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #284

Credited Mission #277

 
DATE: 1 Mar. 1945
Target: R.R. Marshalling Yard at Heilbronn, Germany
 
BRIEFING OUTLINE

  1. Ask 508th, 509th and 510th Operations representatives if their crews are all present.

  2. Read Special briefing poop.

  3. TARGETS:
    1. The Visual Primary for today is: RyTr [Rail Yard Traffic] Center, Goppingen [Germany]
    2. PFF Primary: ____
    3. Visual Secondary: Heilbronn [Germany] M/Y [RR Marshalling Yard]
    4. PFF Secondary: Heilbronn [Germany] M/Y [RR Marshalling Yard]
    5. Last Resort Target: (PFF or Visual) Pforzheim RyTr [Rail Yard Traffic] Center

  4. S-2 [Intelligence] Information: Primary - Road over Rail Yard
    Our targets, individually, are not among the big marshalling yards of Germany, but collectively they form a very important series of choke points on the enemy's Southwestern front. Good bombing on these targets will at least partially cancel his recovery from the results of our bombing in the area just to the East on the 23 of February.
    (Show Pictures)

  5. Weather:

  6. Time Schedule:
    Zero Hour: - 1330Stations: - 0910
    Start Engines: - 0920Taxi: - 0940
    Take Off: - 0955Last Take Off: - 1115
    Intercept Group atBeachy Headat6,000 ft.
    Target Time: - 1425ETR [Estimated Time
       of Return]:

    - 1845
    Depart English Coast at: 1205at Beachy Head

    Time on oxygen: 4 hours

    TIME TICK [Set your watches.]

  7. Loadings:
     Gasoline: 2,700 Gallons
     Bombs: 8 x 500 G.P. 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses] Plus 4 - M-17 IB [Incendiary Bomb]

  8. Intervalometer Settings: 80 feet

  9. Chaff: Commence discharge of chaff at - 9 mins before Target - Continue for 12 minutes.
      Each A/C [Aircraft] will carry - 288 units.

  10. Disposition of Forces:

    3 Divisions will be dispatched. The 1st Air Division will depart England 1205 preceded by 2nd Division and also by the 3rd Division.
    1st Division will dispatch 4 CBW's of 3 Groups each.
    The order of attack in the 1st Division will be:
    Lead41st A,B,CAttacking[RR] Marshalling Yard at Bruchsal
    2nd40th A,BAttackingRail Yard Traffic Center - Reutlingen
    3rd40th C, 1st A,BAttackingA/C Comp. Neckarsulm
    4th1st C, 94th AAttackingM/Y Heilbronn
    5th94th B,CAttackingRail Yard Traffic Center - Goppingen
    2nd Division targets areA/F [Air Field] Neubert, Baumenheim - Ingolstadt
    3rd Division targets areUlm - M/Y

  11. Fighter Cover: 1 Gps. of P-51's - Call Sign Balance 3-6 Close Support for 94 B & 94 C
      (Bomber call sign - Vinegrove 3-11)

  12. Assembly:
    Lead at6,000'feet on Kings Cliffe BuncherRed-GreenFlares
    High at7,000'feet onKings CliffeBuncherGreen-GreenFlares
    Low at5,000'feet onKings CliffeBuncherRed-RedFlares
    401st at6,000'feet onCottesmoreBuncherRed-YellowFlares
    457th at6,000'feet onGlattonBuncherRed-YellowFlares
    Combat Wing Assembly Line: Bury St. Edwards - Brentwood - Beachy Head
    Division Assembly Line: Beachy Head to 50°32’N-01°35’E [Le Touquet, France]
    2 minutes interval between Groups.
    Reference altitude: 25,000'
    Bombing altitude: 15,000' Visual - 20,000' GH
    Point for instrument let-down Kings Cliffe magnetic heading of 30 degrees.

  13. Call Signs:
    351stWoodcraft Baker
    401stWoodcraft Able
    457thWoodcraft Charlie
    1st Div. Air CommanderLt. Col. Mason
    94th CBW Air CommanderLt. Col. Voorhees

  14. All A/C monitor [Radio Channel] "A" except the following
    The following ships will monitor [Radio Channels]- "B" - X-579, U-591, U-216; "C" - 8th A.F. - D-082; "C" - 67th Fighter Wing - K-130.
    Other Communications information will be found on the flimsy.

  15. FLYING CONTROL: _____

  16. SPECIAL ISTRUCTIONS:
     a. Type of Bombing Formation - Normal
     b. Bombardier and Navigator of the #3 A/C of each sqdn. report to Photo Lab.
      The A/C are: Lead - U-813, Low - O-920, High - P-038
     c. Ball Turret Gunners of the following A/C report to Photo Lab: B-349, C-952, C-640, T-666, B-610, C-020
     d. Camera A/C: Lead - H-412, Low L-955, High K-252
      return at  Continental Coast Out
     e. Spares to turn back at 05° East.
     f. PFF A/C fly as Group Deputy, High & Low Sqdn. Leads
     g. PFF & GH A/C fly as Group Lead
     h. REMARKS: 
      Molesworth (303rd BG) Markings
      Approach 06°00'E at 18,000' and be prepared upon the advice of Buckeye Red to let down to 15,000' for visual bombing or climb to 20,000' if Gee-H bombing is necessary.

  17. You are reminded not to discuss the target. EXERCISE ALL SECURITY MEASURES.

  BRIEFING OFFICER: HAVE YOU READ SPECIAL BRIEFING POOP??

Use every possible precaution against dropping bombs on neutral territory.


Operational Narrative.
  1. Date of Mission - 1st March, 1945.
    1. Target Attacked: The secondary target at Heilbronn, Germany, was attacked by PFF methods.
    2. Force: 94th “B” Group. Thirty-nine aircraft, including one GH ship, three PFF ships, and three flying spares were dispatched.
    3. Position: The 94th "B" Group flew in its briefed position as the eleventh group in the First Bomb Division Formation.
    4. Lead Teams
      Group Leads
      Air Commander: Captain
      Pilot:Captain Duane S. Anderson
      Navigator:1st Lt. Milton L. Morrisette
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Gerald E. Traczewitz

      High Squadron
      Leader: 1st Lt. Raleigh G. Knight
      Pilot:2nd Lt. Paschel M. Huff
      Navigator:1st Lt. Howard S. Love
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Leonard L. Schuler

      Low Squadron
      Leader: Captain Harvey W. Powell
      Pilot:2nd Lt. Joseph E. Parker
      Navigator:1st Lt. Harry U. Perry
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Edward H. Anderson
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Squadron and Group Assembly: The assembly was carried out satisfactorily at the Kings Cliffe buncher. Due to weather, it was necessary to assemble at 9,000 feet, 3,000 feet above the briefed altitude.
    2.  Route Over England: The 94th “B” soon got into position behind the 94th “A”. Some essing was done by that group, apparently in an attempt to lose time. The briefed route was followed with little divergency. Departure from the English coast was made at Beachy Head at an altitude of 9,000 feet. The departure was slightly to the left of the briefed point, but no difficulty was caused. Departure from Control Point #1 was made one minute early (1209).
    3.  Division Assembly Line: Some difficulty was encountered after leaving the English coast when the formation found it necessary to follow the preceding formations through the clouds. The formation was somewhat scattered as a result, but soon reformed when it broke out of the clouds. The flight across the channel was made almost as briefed. The 94th “B” Group is believed to have been in its briefed position as the eleventh group in the Division Column. A slow climb was made, and Control Point #2 was reached at the briefed point at an altitude of 12,000 feet, 2,000 feet above the briefed height. The increase in altitude had been necessary in order to keep above the cloud cover and to keep in the Division Column.
    4.  Flight to Target: The briefed route was followed with little variance to the IP. Such variations from the briefed route that were made were necessary in order to stay in the proper position in the Division Column or to avoid prop wash. Shortly before reaching the IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run], it was found that the GH equipment in the lead aircraft was inoperative and that the mickey set was very weak. The briefed IP was reached one minute late (1412) at the briefed altitude of 20,000 feet.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run: The Weather Scouting Force had indicated that there might be enough breaks in the cloud cover at the primary target to permit a visual run. As a result, the run on the primary target was made in hopes of being able to attack it visually. However, it was found to be nearly entirely overcast, thus eliminating the possibility of a visual attack.

      The formation passed over the primary target and proceeded to the secondary target at Heilbronn. The deputy aircraft replaced the lead ship in order to make a PFF run on this target. Bombing was done in group formation. It had been necessary to select an IP for the run on the secondary. The target was found to be nine-tenths covered. No interference was encountered on the bomb run. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] is reported as having functioned satisfactorily.
    6.  Flight From Target: After attacking the secondary target, the formation quickly returned to the briefed course, and followed the Division Column on the withdrawal. There was little variance from the briefed course. The departure from the French coast was made at an altitude of 8,500 feet. The English coast was crossed at 7,000 feet and the formation followed the briefed route in the flight to base. The High and Low Squadrons went to their respective stand-off areas before landing. A normal let-down procedure had been followed.
    7.  Fighter Support: Good.
    8.  Comments: No aircraft were lost. No enemy aircraft were encountered. Flak was observed in the vicinity of Freiburg, but none was encountered.

      Weather was ten-tenths to seven degrees east, and five to seven-tenths en route to the target, with a large cloud over the target.

      The weather Scouting Force was contacted and furnished effective information.
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking: There were no failures to attack. Two flying spares returned as planned.

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


STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS
DIVISION FIELD ORDER NUMBER 644
351st Bombardment Group
Lead SquadronHigh SquadronLow SquadronTOTALS
Borrowed Aircraft0000
No. of Aircraft Failing to Take Off0000
No. of Aircraft Sorties13131339
No. of Aircraft Airborne Less Unused Spares13121237
No. of Aircraft Credit Sorties13121237
No. of Effective Sorties13121237
No. of Non-Effective Sorties0000
Name of Primary TargetGOPPINGEN, GERMANY
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
Name of Secondary TargetHEILBRONN, GERMANY
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Secondary Target13121237
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 101 x 500# GP 
52 x 500 IB
 95 x 500# GP 
48 x 500 IB
 95 x 500# GP 
48 x 500 IB
 291 x 500# GP 
148 x 500 IB
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 MIA - Total0000
No. of A/C MIA - Flak
No. of A/C MIA - Flak and E/A
No. of A/C MIA - Enemy Aircraft
No. of A/C MIA - Accident over Enemy Terr.
No. of A/C MIA - Other and Unknown
Time of Take Off095509560958
Time of Attack143714371437½
Total Time for Mission111:44110:53106:27329:04
Altitude of Release (Indicated)20,000’20,300’19,200’
Visual, H2X, Gee-H, M-H, Eagle, or CombinationH2XH2XH2X
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyNONE ENCOUNTERED
Enemy Resistance – Fighter0000
Enemy Resistance – Bombers0000
U.S. A/C Engaged by Enemy Aircraft0000
Number of Passes made by Enemy Aircraft0000
Degree of SuccessRESULTS UNOBSERVED

1 A/C borrowed as follows: GH Aircraft 44-8568 Borrowed from 303rd Group. This Group (351st) furnished crew.
0 A/C loaned as follows: ____




Lead Bombardier’s Narrative:
Date - 1 March, 1945
Field Order # 644
Squadron or Group - Lead Sqdn., 94th CBW "B" Group
Target - M/Y [RR Marshalling Yard] at Heilbronn, Germany (Secondary)
  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? Bombing was in Group Formation on the Lead Sqdn; High's M.H. [Magnetic Compass Heading] was 341°, Low's M.H. was 335° and time of release was 1437 hours.
  3. Was turn made at briefed I.P.? No (48°36' 09°31')
  4. Cloud coverage and visibility. 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] John J. Schadegg, Captain, Air Corps, Lead Bombardier

Combat Bombing Flight Record:

Lead Squadron, 94th "B" Group Bombardier - Capt. Schadegg, John J.
Pilot - Capt. Pryor, Clifford T.
Navigator - 1st Lt. Gootee, Norman L.

Aircraft B-17G   X-664  Take-off - 0955 Landed - 1845
Objective - M/Y at Heilbronn, Germany (Secondary - PFF)
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - PFF
Initial Point - 48°36'N 09°31'E
Method of Attack - Bombing was in Group Formation on the Lead Sqdn.
No. of Attacking A/C in Group: - 36   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 - 7 x 500 Lb. G.P.[General Purpose] & 4 x M17 I.B's [Incendiary Bomb] & Markers
Number of Bombs Loaded - As Above   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/40
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:  High's M.H. was 341°, Low's was 335°

Altitude of Target - 525Magnetic Heading Ordered 018° Actual 339°
True Altitude Above Target - 19,994True Heading 333°
Indicated Altitude - 20,000Drift, Estimated 9° Right - Actual 6° Right
Pressure Altitude of Target +745True Track 339°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 7,004.4'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KBomb Sight Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 208KTime of Release 1437
Ground Speed Est. 158 Actual 150Length of Bombing Run - 28 miles
Wind Direction Metro - 25° Actual - 320°Intervalometer Setting - 80'
Wind Velocity Metro 40 Actual 50 C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - X [Used]
D.S. - 146.0  Trail - 50   ATF - 36.30A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .50 Actual .52 Manual Pilot - ____

Type of Release - Train 80'
Point of Impact If Seen - Unobserved
Mean Temp. Metro -4 Actual -3.5
Winds - Altitude - 20,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 250°  Actual 320°  Velocity - Metro 40  Actual 50
Temp C. - Metro -24° C. Actual -22° C.



Preliminary Damage Assessment:
  1. The three squadrons of this Group attacked as a secondary target the Railway traffic center at Heilbronn, Germany. Bombing was by PFF methods through 9/10ths clouds.
  2. Clouds obscured the target area and no bursts are seen on the ground. Ground detail is visible at bombs away for all three squadrons and using information furnished by the group bombardier an approximate point of impact can be plotted. This places the patterns of all three squadrons approximately one mile south of the edge of the city, one and three quarter miles SSE of the briefed MPI [Mean Point of Impact]. This is mainly in open fields and little damage will be done.
  [Signed:] Thomas L. Cooper, Captain, Air Corps, Group P.I. [Photo Intelligence]


Narrative Teletype Report:
  1. No leaflets were carried on today's mission.
  2. The primary target, Goppingen, could not be attacked because the Gee H went out and the Mickey [Radar] was exceedingly weak on the bomb run to this target. It was necessary for the deputy to take over and make the run on the secondary, Heilbronn. Both the primary and secondary were under 9/10ths cloud cover. The deputy lead Mickey Operator believes his bombs fell in the SW section of Heilbronn and Mickey fixes by other operators confirm this. The photos at bombs away indicate that bombs will drop in the south edge of the city. Clouds prevented bursts from being seen on the ground.
  3. No E/A [Enemy Aircraft] were encountered and no claims [of enemy aircraft being shot down] are being submitted.
  4. The only flak seen throughout the mission was in the Freiburg area, where a few bursts were observed about 10 miles South of our formation.
  5. Weather was 10/10ths to 7° E and 5-7/10ths en route to the target, with a large cloud over target.
  6. At 1450 hours and at approximately 4900 0830 a V-2 bomb was seen to be launched. The A/F [Airfield] at Sindelfingen, 4900 0942 had several planes around the hangar.
  7. PFF was used for bombing and as navigational aid. After an unsuccessful Gee H run by the lead on the primary, the Deputy lead took over 27 miles from the secondary target to make an H2X [bomb run] on Heilbronn. Fighter support was good. The Scouting Force was effective and useful. None of our a/c [Aircraft] is missing.


Track Chart:
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Combat Crew Comments:

    508th Squadron:
A/C 956-L: Poor formation. – Capt. Meadows.
A/C 412-H: Poor formation – flew in prop wash 4 times. – Lt. Hart.

    509th Squadron:
A/C 920-O: Low leader dragged low squadron through lead about 4 times. – Lt. Nowskowski.

    510th Squadron:
A/C 862-G: Why weren’t the winds given over VHF? – Lt. Ciraulo.
A/C 156-T: Engineer in 610 kept pointing guns at this a/c; this is second mission this has occurred. – Lt. Ullom.
A/C 216-U: Suggest 510th use 511th method for getting men to ships before take-off. – Lt. Mahnke.
A/C 610-B: Squadron lead was poor. – Lt. Oakes.

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


Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 44-8410, 508th Squadron, returned early as planned.
    2. Airplane No. 43-38872, 511th Squadron, returned early as planned.
  [Signed:] John W. Freeman, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer


Abortive Report
Aircraft No. A-410 (508) Squadron - 509 Date - 1 Mar. 1945
  1. PILOT'S STATEMENT:
    1. Reason for abortive Scheduled flying spare
    2. Place and altitude 4904-0500 17,000'
    3. Time 1312
    4. Position in formation 7
    5. Disposition of bombs landed [with bombs]
    6. Remarks ____
    7. Time & Date dispatched ____
      (Pilot's Signature) R.F. Brennan


Abortive Report
Aircraft No. G-872 Squadron - 510th Date - 1 March 1945
  1. PILOT'S STATEMENT:
    1. Reason for abortive Flying Spare
    2. Place and altitude 49°12' N - 05° E   18,000 ft.
    3. Time 13:14
    4. Position in formation ____
    5. Disposition of bombs Brought back
    6. Remarks ____
    7. Time & Date dispatched ____
      (Pilot's Signature) R.L. Williams


“J” Form:
  1. Last Four numbers and Call Letter of A/C in each Squadron:
    a. 94th Combat Wing "B" Group   Lead Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: B–7349, C–8753, D–6082, G–8954, H–8412, K–8130, L–7956, X–6579, (M–7900 Spare)
    Sqdn 509th A/C: None
    Sqdn 510th A/C: V–7705
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (D–8664 PFF), C–6952, U–7381
    Sqdn 358th A/C: X–8568 GH (From 303rd Group)

    b. 94th Combat Wing "B" Group   Low Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: (A–8410 Spare)
    Sqdn 509th A/C: C–8640, F–6566, G–8617, L–2955, M–7964, O–8920, P–6907, Q–8116, T–8666, U–8591
    Sqdn 510th A/C: N–7665
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (M–8455 PFF)

    c. 94th Combat Wing "B" Group   High Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C:
    Sqdn 509th A/C: R–6156
    Sqdn 510th A/C: A–8465, B–6610, C–9020, G–7862, K–7252, M–9001, P–8038, T–9156, U–7216
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (L–8045 PFF), Q–6565, (G–8872 Spare)
  2. Target: GS-4416/W4 (M/Y at 4113)
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T KJX R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T UDW R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T SAJ R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T LPJ R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. Taxi – 0925; Take-Off – 0940; E.T.D. Field – 0940
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    12056,000 Ft Beachy Head
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    122410,000 Ft 50°32'N-01°35'E [Le Touquet, France]
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    171810,000 Ft 50°32'N-01°35'E [Le Touquet, France]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    17437,000 Ft Beachy Head
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1845 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "N"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" Lead Box
    Lead Squadron: 8 x 500 G.P. - 1/10 x 1/40 Plus 4 x M17 IB
    Low Squadron: 8 x 500 G.P. - 1/10 x 1/40 Plus 4 x M17 IB
    High Squadron: 8 x 500 G.P. - 1/10 x 1/40 Plus 4 x M17 IB
    ___ Squadron:
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2700 Gallons
  13. Leaders:
    Lead Sqdn: Rank & Name: Capt. Dennis A/C No & Sqdn. X-8568 GH (358) (From 303rd Group)
    Low Sqdn: Rank & Name: Capt. Powell A/C No & Sqdn. M-8455 PFF (511)
    High Sqdn: Rank & Name: lt. Knight A/C No & Sqdn. L-8045 PFF (511)
  14. Passengers, if any: (Full Name, Rank, A/C and Squadron Passenger flying with)
    None

Report Compiled By Grasmehr, S/Sgt.



Formation Chart:
94th "A" Combat Bomb Group - Lead Squadron Formation at Take–Off
508th Squadron
Dennis–Anderson, D.S.
A/C 44-8568 X GH (303rd Group)
Wisdom
A/C 43-37705 V
Pryor
A/C 44-8664 D PFF
Hansen
A/C 43-38954 G
Beringer
A/C 42-97349 B
James
A/C 43-38130 K
Drought
A/C 44-6082 D
Russell
A/C 44-6952 H
Dunn
A/C 44-6579 X
Murray
A/C 43-38753 C
Ryan
A/C 43-37900 M Spare
Meadows
A/C 43-37956 L
Hart
A/C 44-8412 H

[Lt Ryan, the flying spare, filled in Lt Haft's position in High Squadron.]

94th "A" Combat Bomb Group - Lead Squadron Formation Over Target
508th Squadron
Dennis–Anderson, D.S.
A/C 44-8568 X GH (303rd Group)
Wisdom
A/C 43-37705 V
Pryor
A/C 44-8664 D PFF
Hansen
A/C 43-38954 G
Beringer
A/C 42-97349 B
James
A/C 43-38130 K
Drought
A/C 44-6082 D
Russell
A/C 44-6952 H
Dunn
A/C 44-6579 X
Murray
A/C 43-38753 C
Meadows
A/C 43-37956 L
Hart
A/C 44-8412 H
Haft
A/C 44-6565 Q

[Lt Haft, flew with Lead Squadron. Lt. Ryan, the flying spare, filled in Lt Haft's position in High Squadron.]

94th "A" Combat Bomb Group - High Squadron Formation at Take–Off
510th Squadron
Knight–Huff
A/C 44-8045 L PFF
Haskins
A/C 42-38038 P
Gonske
A/C 43-38465 A
Oakes
A/C 44-6610 B
Brooks–Peterson
A/C 43-39001 M
Bone
A/C 43-39156 T
Haft
A/C 44-6565 Q
Adams
A/C 44-6156 R
Mahnke
A/C 42-97216 U
Rebo
A/C 43-37862 G
Williams
A/C 43-38872 G Spare
Smith
A/C 43-39020 C
Dahlborg
A/C 42-97252 K

[Lt Williams, the flying spare, returned as planned.]

94th "A" Combat Bomb Group - High Squadron Formation Over Target
510th Squadron
Knight–Huff
A/C 44-8045 L PFF
Haskins
A/C 42-38038 P
Gonske
A/C 43-38465 A
Oakes
A/C 44-6610 B
Brooks–Peterson
A/C 43-39001 M
Bone
A/C 43-39156 T
Ryan
A/C 43-37900 M
Adams
A/C 44-6156 R
Mahnke
A/C 42-97216 U
Rebo
A/C 43-37862 G
Smith
A/C 43-39020 C
Dahlborg
A/C 42-97252 K

[Lt Haft flew with the Lead Squadron. Lt Ryan, the flying spare in Lead Squadron, flew in Lt Haft's position.]

94th "A" Combat Bomb Group - Low Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
509th Squadron
Powell–Parker
A/C 44-8455 O PFF
Nowakowski
A/C 43-38920 O
Maddux
A/C 44-8617 G
Potter
A/C 44-6907 P
Quinn
A/C 43-38116 Q
Wefel
A/C 43-38640 C
Whitaker
A/C 43-38591 U
Thomson
A/C 43-37665 N
Mueller
A/C 44-6566 F
Gattens
A/C 43-38666 T
Brennan
A/C 44-8410 A Spare
Hampton
A/C 42-102955 L
Sexton
A/C 43-37964 M

[Lt Brennan, the flying spare, returned as planned.]

Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 1330 BST [British Standard Time]  Briefing: Enlisted Men 0615; Officers 0645 Stations: 0910 Start Engines: 0920 Taxi: 0940 Take-Off: 0955  Leave Base: 0955 [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0515; Officers 0545]

[Wounded On Mission: 1]
The above records were obtained at the National Archives Records Administration and have been declassified by authority NND 745005
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