351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #289

Credited Mission #282

 
DATE: 9 Mar. 1945
Target: Locomotive Works, Kassel, 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: Kassel [Germany] Locomotive Works
    2. PFF Primary: ____
    3. Visual Secondary: ____
    4. PFF Secondary: ____
    5. Last Resort Target: ____

  4. S-2 [Intelligence] Information: ____

  5. Weather:

  6. Time Schedule:

    Zero Hour: - 0800Stations: - 0530
    Start Engines: - 0540Taxi: - 0600
    Take Off: - 0615Last Take Off: - 0732
    Intercept Group atSouthwoldat11,500 ft.
    Target Time: - 1006ETR [Estimated Time
       of Return]:

    - ____
    Depart English Coast at: 0812at Southwold

    Time on oxygen: 3:45 hours

    TIME TICK [Set your watches.]

  7. Loadings:
     Gasoline: 2,500 Gallons
     Bombs: 18 x 100# G.P. Plus 8 M-17 IB'S

  8. Intervalometer Settings: Minimum

  9. Chaff: Commence discharge of chaff at - 10 mins before Target for 12 minutes.
      Each A/C [Aircraft] will carry - 360 units.

  10. Disposition of Forces:

    2 Divisions will be dispatched. The 1st Air Division will depart England preceded by 3rd Division and followed by the 2nd Division.
    1st Division will dispatch 4 CBW's of 9 Groups each.
    The order of attack in the 1st Division will be:
    Lead94th A,BAttacking____
    2nd41st A.BAttacking____
    3rd1st A,B,CAttacking____
    4th40th A,BAttacking____
    2nd Division targets are____
    3rd Division targets are____

  11. Fighter Cover: 5 Gps. of P-51's + 1 Group MEW Control

  12. Assembly:
    Lead at9,000feet on Kings Cliffe BuncherRed-GreenFlares
    High at10,000feet onKings CliffeBuncherGreen-GreenFlares
    Low at8,000feet onKings CliffeBuncherRed-RedFlares
    401st at____feet on____Buncher____Flares
    457th at9,500feet onGlattonBuncherRed-YellowFlares
    Combat Wing Assembly Line: Norwich - Southwold
    Division Assembly Line: Southwold on out
    2 minutes interval between Groups.
    Reference altitude: 25,000'
    Bombing altitude: 26,500'
    Point for instrument let-down Kings Cliffe magnetic heading of 30 degrees.

  13. Call Signs:
    351stWoodcraft Baker
    401stWoodcraft ____
    457thWoodcraft Able
    1st Div. Air CommanderCol. Rogner
    94th CBW Air CommanderCol. Rogner

  14. The following ships will monitor [Radio Channels] - ____
    Other Communications information will be found on the flimsy.

  15. FLYING CONTROL: _____

  16. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     a. Type of Bombing Formation - ____
     b. Bombardier and Navigator of the #3 A/C of each sqdn. report to Photo Lab.
      The A/C are: P-038, U-813, O-920
     c. Ball Turret Gunners of the following A/C report to Photo Lab: B-592, C-020, B-610, B-349, M-900, A-428
     d. Camera A/C: O-435, D-082, A-428
      return at  Enemy Coast Out [Bound]
     e. Spares to turn back at Coast In [Bound]
     f. PFF A/C fly as Deputy, Hi lead, Low Lead
     g. GH A/C fly as Lead, High Deputy
     h. REMARKS: 
       Under no circumstances will targets other than those assigned be attacked.
       Return bombs to base or salvo in channel if assigned targets cannot be attacked !!!
       G is coded in hours of darkness - on flimsy
       Pickup all maps, charts, plans in coffee room.
       No more navigator's briefing.
       THIS TARGET is where the repair and maintenance of locomotives is carried out. It is reported to be equipped with 34    locomotive pits. In view of the damage inflicted upon the German transportation system the target is of number one priority.
  17. You are reminded not to discuss the target. EXERCISE ALL SECURITY MEASURES.


  BRIEFING OFFICER: HAVE YOU READ SPECIAL BRIEFING POOP??


Operational Narrative.
  1. Date of Mission - 9 March, 1945
    1. Target Attacked: The primary target at Kassel, Germany was attacked visually.
    2. Force: 94th “B” Group. Thirty-nine aircraft, including two GH aircraft borrowed from the 384th and 381st Groups, three PFF ships, and three flying spares, were dispatched.
    3. Position: The 94th “B” Group flew in its briefed position as the second group in the First Division Formation.
    4. Lead Teams
      Group Lead
      Air Commander: Lt Col John B. Carraway
      Pilot:Captain Duane S. Anderson
      Navigator:1st Lt Milton J. Morrisette
      Bombardier:1st Lt Gerald E. Tracezwitz

      Low Squadron
      Leader: 1st Lt Joseph C. Robinson
      Pilot:2nd Lt Gustave A. Bochert
      Navigator:1st Lt. Albert W. Allen
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Raymond E. Hall

      High Squadron
      Leader: Captain Frank H. Wilcox
      Pilot:Captain Frederick R. Glazier
      Navigator:2nd Lt. Rolland X. Madsen
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Jack P. Austin
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Squadron and Group Assembly: The assembly of the formation was carried out without difficulty at the Kings Cliffe buncher at the briefed altitude of 9,000 feet.
    2.  Route Over England: Departure from the assembly area was made one minute late (0734). The briefed route was closely followed, and the formation soon got into the proper position behind the 94th “A” Group. Check points over England were reached with no more than one minutes variance from the briefed times. The formation deviated from the planned route between Point C and Control Point #1 in flying to the left of the briefed course and in trail of the Division Lead Group. Departure from the English coast was made to the left of the briefed point (Southwold) at the briefed height of 11,500 feet and three minutes late (0815).
    3.  Division Assembly Line: The 94th “B” flew to the left of the briefed route in crossing the channel. No difficulty was encountered in doing so, but it was necessary in order to stay in the proper position behind the Division Lead Group. The formation closed into the briefed point of entry at the coast of Holland and crossed the briefed point at an altitude of 18,500 feet, 3,000 feet below the briefed altitude, and one minute late (0858). As previously mentioned, the 94th “B” was in its proper position as the second group in the Division Column.
    4.  Flight to Target: The briefed route was closely followed in the flight to the target. The variances made from the briefed route were slight and were made in order to adjust the interval between the Division Lead Group and the 94th “B”. The briefed IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run] was reached one minute late (0958) at the briefed altitude of 26,500 feet.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run: The formation attacked the primary target at Kassel, Germany. It was possible to attack visually by squadrons.

      The three squadrons performed their own sighting operations. The briefed turn was made at the IP. In all cases the MPI [Mean Point of Impact] was identified in sufficient time. Some difficulty was encountered by smoke of previous bombing and a ground haze. A flak hit on the lead aircraft while on the bomb run nearly tumbled the gyro, but it was possible for it to release its bombs satisfactorily. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] was used satisfactorily in each case.
    6.  Flight From Target: After bombing, the formation rallied without difficulty and followed the lead Group on the withdrawal. Flak damage in the lead aircraft made it necessary to feather one engine. It was, however, possible for it to maintain the SOP [Standard Operating Procedure] speed. One grop passed the 94th “B” on the withdrawal, and so it flew as the third group in the Division Column for the majority of the withdrawal flight. In following the Division Column, it was necessary to fly to the right of the briefed route. The French coast was crossed at an altitude of 8,000 feet to the right of the briefed point. The lead aircraft of the High Squadron suffered flak damage in the target area and so left the formation before the coast was reached and landed on the continent. The formation crossed the English coast to the right of the briefed route, still in Division Column, at an altitude of 6,000 feet. It was not possible to immediately contact the briefed route because of interference encountered from the RAF [Royal Air Force]. The briefed route was contacted east of London. Shortly thereafter, the two GH ships departed from the formation to land at their respective bases. The deputy leader took over and led the formation to base without difficulty. The High and Low Squadrons went to their respective stand-off areas before landing.
    7.  Fighter Support: Adequate. Appeared as briefed.
    8.  Comments: No aircraft were lost. One aircraft landed on the continent because of battle damage. The crew is safe. No enemy aircraft were encountered. Moderate to intense flak, accurate for both height and deflection was encountered for about five minutes at the target. One to two-tenths cloud coverage was encountered over the target below the bombing altitude. The Weather Scouting Force was heard and the information furnished was helpful.
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking: One aircraft returned to base early. Three flying spares returned as planned.

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


STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS
DIVISION FIELD ORDER NUMBER 652
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 Spares12121236
No. of Aircraft Credit Sorties12121136
No. of Effective Sorties12121136
No. of Non-Effective Sorties0011
Name of Primary TargetKASSEL, GERMANY
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target13121237
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 200 x 100# GP 
91 x 500# IB
 209 x 100# GP 
93 x 500# IB
 192 x 100# GP 
88 x 500# IB
 601 x 100# GP 
272 x 500# IB
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 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 Off061206140615
Time of Attack10071007½1007½
Total Time for Mission84:2482:4385:33252:40
Altitude of Release (Indicated)26,300’26,920’25,500’
Visual, H2X, Gee-H, M-H, Eagle, or CombinationVISUAL
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyMODERATE TO INTENSE AND ACCURATE
Enemy Resistance – Fighter0000
Enemy Resistance – Bombers0000
U.S. A/C Engaged by Enemy Aircraft0000
Number of Passes made by Enemy Aircraft0000
Degree of SuccessFAIR RESULTS
Non-Effective Sorties0011
(A) Weather
(B) Personnel
(C) Enemy Action
(D) Other Non-Mechanical
(E) Mechanical and Equipment11
Incidents of Mechanical & Equipment Failure:
(A) Engine 43-3769611
(B) Oil System
(C) Fuel System
(D) Supercharger
(E) Propeller and Governor
(F) Communication System
(G) Guns and Turrets
(H) Bomb Release
(I) Bombay Doors
(J) Electric System
(K) Instruments
(L) Oxygen Equipment
(M) Bomb Sights
(N) A/C in General
Comments

2 A/C borrowed as follows: Two GH aircraft borrowed from the 391st and 384th Groups. Both attacked. Flown by 351st B.G. crews.
__ A/C loaned as follows: None




Lead Bombardier’s Narrative:
Date - 9 March 1945
Field Order # 652
Squadron or Group - Lead Sqdn., 94th CBW "B" Group
Target - Henschel and Sohn (Works II) at Kassel, Germany
  1. Type of Bombing (Visual, PFF or Combined)?  Visual
  2. Did Squadron perform own sighting operation, bomb on smoke marker, or was bombing done in Group Formation? Squadron performed own sighting operation.
  3. Was turn made at briefed I.P.? Yes
  4. Cloud coverage and visibility. Smoke and Haze
  5. If Visual, when was MPI identified? If not actually seen, how was it located? MPI was identified about 12 miles before reaching target.
  6. Any Interference on Bomb Run? Flak hit nearly tumbled Gyro.
  7. Did C-1 [Autopilot] function satisfactory? Yes
  8. Any other factors affecting accuracy? Haze on ground cut visibility for pin pointing to 12 - 15 miles
  [Signed] Gerald E. Tracezwitz, 1st Lt., Air Corps, Lead Bombardier

Combat Bombing Flight Record:

Lead Squadron, 94th CBW "B" Group
Bombardier - 1st Lt. Tracezwitz, Gerald E.
Pilot - Lt. Col. Carraway, J.B. & Capt. Anderson, D.S.
Navigator - 1st Lt. Morrisette, Milton J.

Aircraft B-17G   N-175  Take-off - 0615 Landed - 1250
Objective - Henschel & Sohn (Works II) at Kassel, Germany
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - As Briefed
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 - 18 x 100 Lb. G.P.[General Purpose] & 8 x 500 Lb. I.B.'s
Number of Bombs Loaded - As Above   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose -    Tail - 1/100
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:  

Altitude of Target - 640Magnetic Heading Ordered 185° Actual 157°
True Altitude Above Target - 26,012True Heading 152°
Indicated Altitude - 26,500Drift, Estimated 0° - Actual 5° Right
Pressure Altitude of Target +70True Track 157°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 17,352'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KBomb Sight Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 225KTime of Release 1007
Ground Speed Est. 272K Actual 236KLength of Bombing Run - 40 N.M. [Nautical Miles]
Wind Direction Metro - 360° Actual - 002°Intervalometer Setting - Minimum
Wind Velocity Metro 70 Actual 44 C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - X [Used]
D.S. - 118  Trail - 117   ATF - 44.80A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .671 Actual .67 Manual Pilot - ____

Type of Release - Train
Point of Impact If Seen - As Briefed
Mean Temp. Metro -15.5 Actual -10
Winds - Altitude - 26,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 360°  Actual 002°  Velocity - Metro 70  Actual 44
Temp C. - Metro -41° C. Actual -41° C.



Preliminary Damage Assessment:
  1. The three squadrons of this Group attacked the Henschel and Sohn (Works II) at Kassel, Germany. Bombing was done visually. Photo cover is poor due to haze and smoke.
  2. The bombs of the lead squadron landed slightly right (west) of the briefed MPI, with some hits in the target area. There are approximately a dozen hits in the Rothenditmold M/Y. The main pattern is 2,340 feet by 1,404 feet, with the center of the concentration 1,497 feet right of the MPI. Approximately 15% of the bombs are within 1,000 feet and 98% within 2,000 feet of the Aiming Point.
  3. The bombs of the low squadron fell in a fairly tight concentration 7,250 feet right (west) of the briefed MPI. The main concentration fell on and across the important railroad tracks that lead out of the city to the west and south.
  4. Photo cover is incomplete for the high squadron. The bombs of the high squadron can be seen hitting slightly short of the MPI, with some hits in the target area. The fully developed pattern cannot be seen, and an accurate estimate of percentage cannot be made.
  [Signed:] Thomas L. Cooper, Captain, Air Corps, Asst. Group S-2, P.I. [Photo Intelligence]


Narrative Teletype Report:
  1. No leaflets were carried by this Group.
  2. The three squadrons of this Group, bombed the primary target, Henschel & Sohn Works, at Kassel, Germany. Bombing was visual by squadron with poor to good results. The bombs of the Lead squadron fell slightly west of the MPI [Mean Point of Impact] with hits in the target area and scattered hits on the Rothenditmold M/Y [R.R. Marshalling Yard]. The Low squadron bombs fell approximately 1½ miles WSW of the MPI with some damage to the R.R. Junction leading out of the city westward. The High squadron photos did not show the full squadron pattern but some bursts can be seen just short of the MPI with some bursts on or near the MPI building.
  3. No E/A [Enemy Aircraft] were encountered and no claims [of enemy aircraft being shot down] are being submitted.
  4. Moderate to intense Flak, accurate for both height and deflection, was encountered for about five minutes at the target. No other Flak was encountered or observed throughout the mission.
  5. 1/10 to 2/10ths cloud coverage was encountered over the target below the bombing altitude.
  6. A dense and effective smoke screen was observed in the area around Bielefeld at approximately 1000 hours.
  7. PFF equipment was used as a navigational aid. Mickey sets worked well but there was a great deal of interference. Our A/C 455-M, left the formation near Merville, France, on the return trip, due to flak damage. Up to this time A/C 455-M has not returned to this base; it is thought to be on the continent. Scouting force was heard and information given was helpful.


Track Chart:
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Combat Crew Comments:

    508th Squadron:
A/C 130-K:  Gee box is difficult to see when wearing a flak suit; suggest it be tilted up. - Lt. Beucler.
A/C 277-O:  Out ship was not in proper condition for this mission; we had two runaway proops and two runaway turbos. -
      Lt. Barnard.

    509th Squadron:
A/C 955-L:  Had to overboost to keep up with the formation on the bomb run. - Lt. Drake.
A/C 592-B:  Suggest interphone on tail position be wired of safetied there.

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


Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 42-97258, 508th Squadron, returned early as planned.
    2. Airplane No. 42-97169, 509th Squadron, returned early as planned.
    3. Airplane No. 43-37696, 509th Squadron, returned early. Pilot stated #2 engine was out. Investigation revealed internal ring failure of the #2 engine.
    4. Airplane No. 43-37515, 510th Squadron, returned early as planned.
  [Signed:] John W. Freeman, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer


Abortive Report
Aircraft No. Z-7696 Squadron - 509 - High  Date - 9 Mar. 1945
  1. PILOT'S STATEMENT:
    1. Reason for abortive #2 Eng Vibrater [sic] & started to throw oil.
    2. Place and altitude 52°42'N 06°03'E 21,900'
    3. Time 0920
    4. Position in formation Lead Low Low - High Sqd.
    5. Disposition of bombs Dropped at Briefed Point B.
    6. Remarks We drop M.P. [Manifold Pressure] & R.P.M. to stop failure. Engine continued to Vibrate. We feathered. (Continued on Back)
    7. Time & Date dispatched 2/14/45
      (Pilot's Signature) Walther J Wefel

[Cont.]
We had approximately a hour to the target & 5,500 feet to climb. We thought that too much on 3 engines for this ship as we had to pull 41" 2400 [RPM] to stick with the formation on four.
[Signed] Pilot - Walther J Wefel.



Abortive Report
Aircraft No. L-37515 Squadron - 510 - Lead  Date - 9 March 1945
  1. PILOT'S STATEMENT:
    1. Reason for abortive Flying Spare
    2. Place and altitude 52°49'N 04°06'E 16,000
    3. Time 0852
    4. Position in formation  -
    5. Disposition of bombs brought them back
    6. Remarks Formation Full - formation pretty good. Squadrons good position in group.
    7. Time & Date dispatched ____
      (Pilot's Signature) Maurice E. Bone


Abortive Report
Aircraft No. P-258 Squadron - 508  Date - 8 Mar.[sic] 1945
  1. PILOT'S STATEMENT:
    1. Reason for abortive Flying Spare
    2. Place and altitude Dutch Coast - 17,000'
    3. Time 0853
    4. Position in formation Diamond - High Element - Low Sqdn.
    5. Disposition of bombs BB [Brought Back]
    6. Remarks Formation Full - Good
    7. Time & Date dispatched ____
      (Pilot's Signature) C.J. Harkins


“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: None
    Sqdn 509th A/C:
    Sqdn 510th A/C: A–8465, B–6610, C–9020, D–8694, H–8280, K–7252, N–7665, O–8435, P–8038, T–9156, (L–7515 Spare)
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (V–8079 PFF), (B–7701 PFF),
    Sqdn 533th A/C: (N–8175 GH) From 381st Group

    b. 94th Combat Wing "B" Group   Low Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: A–8410, B–7349, C–8753, D–6082, G–8954, H–8412, K–8130, L–7956, M–7900, O–8277, U–8813, P–7258 Spare
    Sqdn 509th A/C: None
    Sqdn 510th A/C: None
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (L–8045 PFF)

    c. 94th Combat Wing "B" Group   High Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: None
    Sqdn 509th A/C: A–8428, B–8592, G–8617, L–2955, M–7964, O–8920, P–6907, T–8666, V–8070, Z–7696, (N–7169 Spare)
    Sqdn 510th A/C: None
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (M–8455 PFF)
    Sqdn 544th A/C: (R–8016 GH) From 384th Group
  2. Target: GH-637
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T __ R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T __ R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T __ R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T __ R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. Taxi – 0600; Take-Off – 0615; E.T.D. Field – 0733
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    081211,500 Ft Southwolde
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    085721,500 Ft 52°44'N-04°38'E [Camperduin, Netherlands]
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    115411,500 Ft 50°31'N-01°36'E [Le Touquet, France]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    12149,500 Ft Beyhill, England
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1310 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "G" on way out - "N" on Return
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" Lead Box
    Lead Squadron: 18 x 100 G.P. - No Nose x 1/40 [Fuses] Plus 8 x M-17 IB's [Incendiary Bomb]
    Low Squadron: 18 x 100 G.P. - No Nose x 1/40 [Fuses] Plus 8 x M-17 IB's [Incendiary Bomb]
    High Squadron: 18 x 100 G.P. - No Nose x 1/40 [Fuses] Plus 8 x M-17 IB's [Incendiary Bomb]
    ___ Squadron:
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2500 Gallons
  13. Leaders:
    Lead Sqdn: Rank & Name: Lt. Col. Carraway A/C No & Sqdn. N-8175 GH (533)
    Low Sqdn: Rank & Name: Lt. Robinson A/C No & Sqdn. L-8045 PFF (511)
    High Sqdn: Rank & Name: Capt. Wilcox A/C No & Sqdn. M-8455 PFF (511)
  14. Passengers, if any: (Full Name, Rank, A/C and Squadron Passenger flying with)
    None

Report Compiled By Shepard, M/Sgt.



Formation Chart:
94th "B" Combat Bomb Group - Lead Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
510th Squadron
Carraway–Anderson, D.S.
A/C 44-8175 N GH
Gottschalk
A/C 42-38038 P
Daugherty
A/C 44-8079 V PFF
Rebo
A/C 43-39020 C
Peterson
A/C 44-6610 B
Dahlborg
A/C 44-8280 H
Mahnke
A/C 43-38465 A
Haskins
A/C 42-97252 D
Stamps
A/C 43-38694 D
Haft
A/C 43-39156 T
Bone
A/C 43-37515 L Spare
Kirkland
A/C 43-38435 O
Oen
A/C 43-37665 N

[Lt Bone, the Flying Spare, returned as planned.]

94th "B" Combat Bomb Group - High Squadron Formation at Take–Off
509th Squadron
Wilcox–Glazier
A/C 44-8455 M PFF
Quinn
A/C 43-38920 O
Patterson
A/C 44-8016 R GH
Potter
A/C 44-6907 P
Whittaker
A/C 44-8617 G
Sexton
A/C 43-38666 T
Smith
A/C 43-37964 M
Brennan
A/C 43-38592 B
Drake
A/C 42-102955 L
Wefel
A/C 43-37696 Z
Thomson
A/C 42-97169 N Spare
Day
A/C 43-38428 A
Cole
A/C 43-38070 V


94th "B" Combat Bomb Group - High Squadron Formation Over Target
509th Squadron
Wilcox–Glazier
A/C 44-8455 M PFF
Quinn
A/C 43-38920 O
Patterson
A/C 44-8016 R GH
Potter
A/C 44-6907 P
Whittaker
A/C 44-8617 G
Sexton
A/C 43-38666 T
Smith
A/C 43-37964 M
Brennan
A/C 43-38592 B
Drake
A/C 42-102955 L
Day
A/C 43-38428 A
Cole
A/C 43-38070 V

[Lt Wefel aborted. Lt Thomson, the Flying Spare, returned as planned.]

94th "B" Combat Bomb Group - Low Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
508th Squadron
Robinson–Bochert
A/C 44-8045 L PFF
Drought
A/C 43-38813 U
Russell
A/C 43-37956 L
Meadows
A/C 44-8410 A
Beringer
A/C 42-97349 B
Westercamp
A/C 43-38130 K
Murray
A/C 43-38954 G
Mordecai
A/C 44-8412 H
Barnard
A/C 43-38277 O
Dunn
A/C 43-38753 C
Harkins
A/C 42-97258 P Spare
Sprecher
A/C 43-37900 M
James
A/C 44-6082 D

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

Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 0800 BST [British Standard Time]  Briefing: Enlisted Men 0245; Officers 0315 Stations: 0530 Start Engines: 0540 Taxi: 0600 Take-Off: 0615  Leave Base: ___ [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0145; Officers 0215]

[Wounded On Mission: 0]

The above records were obtained at the National Archives Records Administration and have been declassified by authority NND 745005
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