351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #297

Credited Mission #290

 
DATE: 19 Mar. 1945
Target: Industrial Area of Plauen, 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: Vis - 1 - Molbis [Germany] - Power Station
    2. PFF Primary: Vis - 2 - Plauen [Germany] Chem. & Explo.
    3. Visual Secondary: H2X - 3 - Plauen [Germany] Chem. & Explo.
    4. PFF Secondary: Vis - 4 - Saalfeld [Germany] M/Y [R.R. Marshalling Yard]
    5. Last Resort Target: any target in unrestricted area

  4. S-2 [Intelligence] Information:

  5. Weather:

  6. Time Schedule:
    Zero Hour: - 0900Stations: - 0640
    Start Engines: - 0650Taxi: - 0710
    Take Off: - 0725Last Take Off: - 0800
    Intercept Group atA-39at8,000 ft.
    Target Time: - 1344ETR [Estimated Time
       of Return]:

    - 1814
    Depart English Coast at: ____at _____

    Time on oxygen: 5½ hours (Length of Mission 10½ hours)

    TIME TICK [Set your watches.]

  7. Loadings:
     Gasoline: 2,780 Gallons
     Bombs: 10 x 500 Lb. G.P. 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses]

  8. Intervalometer Settings: #1 & #2 Salvo - #3 & #4 Minimum

  9. Chaff: Commence discharge of chaff at - 6 mins after IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run]
        Each A/C [Aircraft] will carry - 432 units.

  10. Disposition of Forces:

    3 Divisions will be dispatched. The 1st Air Division will depart England 2nd preceded by 3rd Division and followed by the 2nd Division.
    1st Division will dispatch 4 CBW's of 3 Groups each.
    The order of attack in the 1st Division will be:
    Lead1st CBW [Combat Bomb Wing]Attacking1. Bohlen - Fuel - Power 2. Plauen
    2nd41st CBWAttacking1. Bohlen - Fuel - Power 2. Plauen
    3rd94th CBWAttacking1. Molbis - Power Station 2. Plauen
    4th40th CBWAttacking1. Molbis - Power Station 2. Plauen
    2nd Division targets areLeigheim A/F [Airfield] - Baumenheim, Neuberg A/C (In vicinity of Augsburg)
    3rd Division targets areRuhland, Fuel - Lutzkendorf, Fuel

  11. Fighter Cover: 8 Groups. of P-51's - Close Support; 2 Groups of P-51's - Area Support

  12. Assembly:
    Lead at8,000feet on A-39 BuncherRed-GreenFlares
    High at9,000feet onA-39BuncherGreen-GreenFlares
    Low at7,000feet onA-39BuncherRed-RedFlares
    401st at14,000feet onA-39BuncherRed-YellowFlares
    457th at11,000feet onA-39BuncherRed-YellowFlares
    Combat Wing Assembly Line: Assembly Buncher to Buncher C1
    Division Assembly Line: C1 to C4 to 5008 - 0740
    1 minutes interval between Groups.
    Reference altitude: 23,000'
    Bombing altitude: 24,500'
    Point for instrument let-down Kings Cliffe magnetic heading of 30 degrees.

  13. Call Signs:
    351stWoodcraft C
    401stWoodcraft B
    457thWoodcraft A
    1st Div. Air CommanderCapt. Watson
    94th CBW Air CommanderMaj. Stann

  14. The following ships will monitor [Radio Channels]- "B" - Z-696, D-082, V-705; "C" - 8th A.F. - C-640; "C" - 67th Fighter Wing - B-592.
    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: O-920, L-515, L-956
     c. Ball Turret Gunners of the following A/C report to Photo Lab: ____
     d. Camera A/C: F-566, K-252, Q-799
      return at  ____
     e. Spares to turn back at ____
     f. PFF A/C fly as Group Lead, Group Deputy Lead, High & Low Sqdn. Lead
     g. GH A/C fly as ____
     h. REMARKS: 
       Rations and Blankets will be carried because of the expected diversion. Each man will bring two of his own GI [Government Issue] blankets. Ten-in-One rations will be in the Aircrafts.
       Navigators make sure you have Gee maps covering buncher (30 miles south east of Paris.)
       Navigators report to navigation room at Headquarters.

  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 - 19 March, 1945.
    1. Target Attacked:  The secondary target (No. 2 - Visual, No. 3 - H2X) at Plauen, Germany, was attacked by H2X methods.
    2. Force: 94th “C” Group. Thirty-eight aircraft, including four H2X aircraft and two flying spares, were dispatched.
    3. Position: 
    4. The 94th “C” Group flew in its briefed position as the ninth group in the Division Column for the majority of the route to the target. Interference from another group, however, is believed to have put it out of its proper position shortly before reaching the target area.
    5. Lead Teams
      Group Lead
      Air Commander: Captain Lewis J. Maginn
      Pilot:Captain Norman A. Trapp
      Navigator:1st Lt John C. Talbott
      Bombardier:1st Lt Clarence L. Hunter

      Low Squadron
      Leader: Captain Frank H. Wilcox
      Pilot:2nd Lt Arthur R. Leibrock
      Navigator:2nd Lt Rolland X. Madsen
      Bombardier:1st Lt Jack P. Austin

      High Squadron
      Leader: 1st Lt Morris G. Turner
      Pilot:2nd Lt Boleslau Lipski
      Navigator:F/O John H. Brandon
      Bombardier:2nd Lt Patrick J. Finnegan
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Squadron and Group Assembly: The take-off was delayed forty-five (45) minutes. The lead aircraft took off and flew inside of the briefed route over England in order to ensure arriving at the assembly point, A-39 [Châteaudun, France], in plenty of time to assemble the group. The flight to the assembly area was made individually. No difficulties were encountered.
    2.  Route Over England: The deputy lead aircraft had arrived at the assembly area ahead of the lead aircraft, and the Lead Squadron had started forming on the deputy ship. The lead aircraft took its proper position in the formation and completed the assembly without difficulty. The briefed arrival time at the buncher was set for 1040. The lead aircraft reached that point at 1018 at the briefed height of 8,000 feet. Departure from the assembly area was made at 1120, two minutes early, at the briefed altitude.
    3.  Division Assembly Line: The Division Assembly Line was flown with little variance. Other groups were seen approaching from the south and it is believed that all groups were in position before the end of the assembly line was reached. The climb was made faster than briefed in order to have good altitude when the front lines were crossed. The 94th “C” Group Leader desired sufficient altitude to permit him to stay above the 94th “B” Group. Control Point #1 was passed to the right of course in Division Column at an altitude of 21,000 feet, 5,000 feet above the briefed height, and in position behind the 94th “B”. Some difficulty was encountered from contrails, and the increase in altitude was necessary in order to avoid them as much as possible.
    4.  Flight to Target: The 94th “C” Group flew echeloned to the right on the 94th “B” Group. When the formation reached the portion of the route which took it to the north of Frankfurt, the 94th “C” found that it was being crowded toward the Frankfurt flak by the 94th “B”. In order to avoid this, it crossed to the left of the 94th “B” north of Frankfurt without interfering with any other formation. After getting into position on the left of the 94th “B”, the 94th “C” paralleled the briefed route. No further difficulty was encountered until the 40th “A” Group started to fly on the left of the 94th “C”, thus sandwiching it between two groups. VHF [Very High Frequency (Radio)] conversation resulted in the 40th “A” Group falling back into its proper slot behind the 94th “C” Group. In the vicinity of 50°22’N - 10°49’E, the formation flew to the right of the briefed course in following the Division Column. On this leg, the contrails became increasingly wore and hindered formation flying. Further difficulty was encountered when a composite group of the 41st Combat Wing approached from the north and cut across the route of the 94th “C” Group. This necessitated taking up a southerly heading temporarily and is believed to have put the 94th “C” Group out of its proper position in the Division Column. After regaining its previous heading, the 94th “C” did not see or contact the 94th “B” for the remainder of the mission. Sword fish Able and Buckeye Red reported that the No. 1 target could not be attacked because of the dense haze and persistant [sic] contrails. The Group Leader then made the decision to attack the No. 2 target at Plauen, Germany. In order to do this, the group stayed to the right of the briefed course and established an IP [Initial Point of the Bomb Run] at 50°30’N - 13°00’E. This point was reached at an altitude of 27,000 feet, 2,500 feet above the altitude planned for the briefed IP. Such an increase was necessary in order to avoid contrails, which, even at that altitude, caused the formation a great deal of trouble. The mickey [radar] sets in the lead aircraft of each of the three squadrons were found to be inoperative for bombing. The lead aircraft, after establishing the IP and taking up the proper heading for the target, allowed the deputy lead aircraft to take over the lead position.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run: The No. 3 target was attacked. Bombing was done in group formation, all aircraft dropping on the deputy lead (then lead) aircraft, which used its H2X equipment. The briefed turn was not made at the IP, but an alternate IP was selected, as previously indicated. The target was completely overcast. High cirrus clouds and contrails prohibited flying a good formation. The Low Squadron, particularly, was strung out. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] is reported as having functioned satisfactorily.
    6.  Flight From Target: After bombing, the formation started a let-down to 22,000 feet. The briefed route into the target was paralleled until the briefed withdrawal route was contacted at 50°28’N - 09°51’E. Other groups approached the briefed route from the right and were followed on the withdrawal. In staying in column, the formation flew to the right of the briefed course. The front lines were crossed at an altitude of 20,000 feet. Shortly afterwards, the lead aircraft took over the lead position from the deputy, and gradually led the formation towards the briefed route to the left. Cycle Relay [a radio relay station] was contacted and advised letting down to 5,000 feet at the French coast and proceeding to base between the cloud layers. As the entire formation was low on gas, the Group Leader informed those aircraft which could not reach base to land on the continent at B-53 [AAF-182 Merville, France]. Before departing from the French coast, the Squadron Leaders were told to lead their respective formation to base. Departure from the French coast was made at an altitude of 5,000 feet. A let-down to 4,500 feet was made at mid-channel, but it was necessary to climb again in an unsuccessful attempt to get over a squall encountered off the English coast. This succeeded in dispersing those aircraft left in the formation. The English coast was crossed to the left of the briefed point and at an altitude of 5,000 feet. The aircraft did not follow the briefed route due to lack of gasoline. Let-down from 5,000 feet was made individually and landings were made at base.
    7.  Fighter Support: Good. Appeared as briefed.
    8.  Comments: No enemy aircraft were encountered. The only flak encountered was at Bingen, where there were four to six bursts, good for height and fair for deflection. Seven to eight tenths clouds with heavy persistent contrails were encountered en route and over the target area. The Weather Scouting Force was contacted and it accurately transmitted weather conditions prevailing in the target area. Two aircraft from other groups (91st and 306th) bombed with the 94th “C”.
    9.  Aircraft Landing Elsewhere: Five aircraft refueled and remained over night at B-53 [AAF-182 Merville, France], two at Matching, and one each at Manston and Stanstead. All have since returned to base.
    10.  Aircraft Not Attacking: There were two failures to attack. The two flying spares returned to base as planned.

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


STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS
DIVISION FIELD ORDER NUMBER 661
351st Bombardment Group
Lead SquadronLow SquadronHigh SquadronTOTALS
Borrowed Aircraft0000
No. of Aircraft Failing to Take Off0000
No. of Aircraft Sorties13121338
No. of Aircraft Airborne Less Unused Spares12121236
No. of Aircraft Credit Sorties12121236
No. of Effective Sorties10121234
No. of Non-Effective Sorties2002
Name of Primary TargetMOLBIS, GERMANY
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
Name of Secondary TargetPLAUEN, GERMANY (No. 2, Vis) - (No. 3, H2X)
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Secondary Target10121234
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 100 x 500# GP  120 x 500# GP  120 x 500# GP  340 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.)Includes
two B-17G SH
Includes
one B-17G SH
Includes
one B-17G SH
(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 Off080508070808
Time of Attack141714171417
Total Time for Mission126:39117:32123:42367:44
Altitude of Release (Indicated)27,000’25,200’27,200’
Visual, H2X, Gee-H, M-H, Eagle, or CombinationH2XH2XH2X
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyMeager and Fairly Accurate
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
Non-Effective Sorties2002
(A) Weather22
(B) Personnel
(C) Enemy Action
(D) Other Non-Mechanical
(E) Mechanical and Equipment
Incidents of Mechanical & Equipment Failure:
(A) Engine
(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 Two Aircraft became separated from the formation in dense contrails at the selected IP
Both jettisoned their bombs in the general target area and later withdrew with the Third Division Formation.

0 A/C borrowed as follows: None
0 A/C loaned as follows: None




Lead Bombardier’s Narrative:
Date - 19 March, 1945
Field Order # 661
Squadron or Group - Lead Sqdn., 94th CBW "C" Group
Target - Plauen, 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? Bombing was in Group Formation onthe Lead Sqdn., Low's M.H. [Magnetic Compass Heading] was 279° @ 1417 hours, and High's was 273° @ 1417 hours.
  3. Was turn made at briefed I.P.? No (50°12'N 13°00'E)
  4. Cloud coverage and visibility. 10/10
  5. If Visual, when was MPI identified? If not actually seen, how was it located? PFF
  6. Any Interference on Bomb Run? High Cirrus Clouds
  7. Did C-1 [Autopilot] function satisfactory? Yes
  8. Any other factors affecting accuracy? None
  [Signed] Leonard L. Schuler, Jr., 1st Lt., Air Corps, Lead Bombardier

Combat Bombing Flight Record:

I certify that this 12E form is complete and correct.
Warren C. Steitz, Captain, Air Corps, Group Bombardier.
Lead Squadron, 94th CBW "C" Group
Bombardier - 1st Lt. Schuler, Leonard L., Jr.
Pilot - 1st Lt. Cronin, James J.
Navigator - 1st Lt. Love, Howard S.

Aircraft B-17G   V-079  Take-off - 0805 Landed - 1805
Objective - Plauen, Germany
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - H2X
Initial Point - 5012 1300
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 - 10 x 500 Lb. G.P.[General Purpose] AN-M43
Number of Bombs Loaded - As Above   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/40
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:  Low's M.H. [Magnetic Compass Heading] was 279°, High's 273° @ 1417 hours.

Altitude of Target - 360Magnetic Heading Ordered 309° Actual 278°
True Altitude Above Target - 25,637True Heading 275°
Indicated Altitude - 26,500Drift, Estimated 8° Left - Actual 5° Left
Pressure Altitude of Target +861True Track 270°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 11,457'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 147KBomb Sight Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 200KTime of Release 1417
Ground Speed Est. 169 Actual 208Length of Bombing Run - 10 min.
Wind Direction Metro - 350° Actual - 230°Intervalometer Setting - Minimum
Wind Velocity Metro 50 Actual 28K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - X [Used]
D.S. - 125.3  Trail - 58   ATF - 42.3A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .365 Actual .43 Manual Pilot ____

Type of Release - Train - Minimum
Point of Impact If Seen - Unobserved
Mean Temp. Metro -11.5 Actual -11.5
Winds - Altitude - 26,500 Ft.  Direction - Metro 350°  Actual 230°  Velocity - Metro 50  Actual 28K
Temp C. - Metro -37° C. Actual -39° C.



Narrative Teletype Report:
  1. No leaflets were carried by this Group.
  2. The three squadrons of this group formed the 94th “C” CBW and bombed by PFF methods off the smoke markers of the Deputy Lead A/C, lead squadron, when a temporary failure of mickey [radar] equipment occurred in the lead A/C [Aircraft], lead squadron as well as total black-out of returns on the scopes of the lead A/C in the high and low squadrons. Our target was the center of the industrial area in Plauen, Germany. The Mickey operator estimates bomb impact to be a little SE of the briefed MPI [Mean Point of Impact].
  3. No E/A [Enemy Aircraft] were encountered and no claims [of enemy aircraft being shot down] are being submitted.
  4. The only flak encountered was at Bingen, where there were from four to six bursts good for height and fair for deflection.
  5. 7 to 8/10 clouds with heavy persistent con-trails were encountered en route and over the target area. These weather conditions exclude any chance for photo coverage of bombing results.
  6. There are no observations of military importance.
  7. The PFF units in the lead A/C of the High and Low squadrons went out before the target; the mickey equipment in the lead A/C, lead squadron, temporarily failed and bombing was done on the set of thee deputy lead A/C, lead squadron, which worked well. Fighter support was good and appeared as briefed. The Scouting Force was contacted by this group and it accurately transmitted weather conditions prevailing in the target area. An A/C from the 91st and the 306th Bomb Groups bombed with this group. Our A/C L-955, X-579, U-813, and H-280 are unaccounted for but are believed to have landed on the Continent. Our A/C T-666 and F-566 have landed at Matching, England. Our A/C G-954 has landed at Manston, England. Our A/C O-435 has landed at Standstead, England. A/C A-410 landed at B-53 [AAF-182 Merville, France] on the Continent.


Track Chart:
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Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 43-37900, 508th Squadron, returned early as planned.
    2. Airplane No. 43-38428, 509th Squadron, returned early as planned.
  [Signed:] John W. Freeman, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer


Abortive Report
Aircraft No. A-428 Squadron - ___  Date - 19 Mar. 1945
  1. PILOT'S STATEMENT:
    1. Reason for abortive Flying Spare
    2. Place and altitude 49°15'N 05°18'E 16,000'
    3. Time 1219
    4. Position in formation ____
    5. Disposition of bombs B.B. [Brought Back]
    6. Remarks Formation full, good
    7. Time & Date dispatched ____
      (Pilot's Signature) John F. Bird


“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: None
    Sqdn 509th A/C: B–8592, C–8640, D–7193, F–6566, G–8617, L–2955, O–8920, P–6907, T–8666, Z–7696, (A–8428 Spare)
    Sqdn 510th A/C: None
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (Z–8774 PFF), (V–8079 PFF),

    b. 94th Combat Wing "C" Group   Low Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: None
    Sqdn 509th A/C: None
    Sqdn 510th A/C: A–8465, C–9020, H–8280, K–7252, L–7515, M–9001, N–7665, O–8435, T–9156, U–7216, V–7705
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (H–8780 PFF)

    c. 94th Combat Wing "C" Group   High Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: A–8410, B–7349, D–6082, G–8954, J–7978, K–8130, L–7956, Q–8799, U–8813, X–6579, Y–6108, (M–7900 Spare)
    Sqdn 509th A/C: None
    Sqdn 510th A/C: None
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (Y–7651 PFF)
  2. Target: GO-1870
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T UKA R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T SVV R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T TBU R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T LFL R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. Taxi – 0710; Take-Off – 0725; E.T.D. Field – 1037
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    Not Applicable
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    Not Applicable
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    164410,000 Ft 50°52'N-01°35'E [Le Sodit, France]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    165810,000 Ft Dungeness
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1814 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: 2780 Gallons
  13. Leaders:
    Lead Sqdn: Rank & Name: Capt. Maginn A/C No & Sqdn. Z-87741 PFF (511)
    Low Sqdn: Rank & Name: Capt. Wilcox A/C No & Sqdn. H-8780 PFF (511)
    High Sqdn: Rank & Name: 1st Lt. Turner A/C No & Sqdn. Y-7651 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 "C" Combat Bomb Group - Lead Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
509th Squadron
Maginn–Trapp
A/C 44-8774 Z PFF
Smith
A/C 43-38920 O
Cronin
A/C 44-8079 V PFF
Taylor
A/C 44-6907 P
Workman–Harward
A/C 44-8617 G
Brennan
A/C 42-102955 L
Hampton
A/C 43-38640 C
Sexton
A/C 43-37696 Z
Quinn
A/C 43-38592 B
Wefel
A/C 43-38666 T
Bird
A/C 43-38428 A Spare
Grigsby
A/C 44-6566 F
Cole
A/C 42-97193 D

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

94th "C" Combat Bomb Group - High Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
508th Squadron
Turner–Lipski
A/C 42-97651 Y PFF
Bennett
A/C 43-37956 L
Drought
A/C 44-6579 X
Meadows
A/C 44-8410 A
Hart
A/C 42-97349 B
Westercamp
A/C 43-38813 U
Sandel
A/C 44-6082 D
Harkins
A/C 44-6108 Y
Mordecai
A/C 43-38954 G
Dunn
A/C 43-37978 J
Sprecher
A/C 43-37900 M Spare
Marschak
A/C 43-38130 K
Barnard
A/C 43-38799 Q

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

94th "C" Combat Bomb Group - Low Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
510th Squadron
Wilcox–Leibrock
A/C 44-8780 H PFF
Hollister
A/C 43-37515 L
Bone
A/C 43-37665 N
Rebo
A/C 43-39020 C
Brooks
A/C 43-39001 M
Kirkland
A/C 43-38435 O
Mahnke
A/C 43-37705 V
Williams
A/C 43-38465 A
Bromley
A/C 44-8280 H
Haft–Adams
A/C 43-39156 T
Peterson
A/C 42-97216 U
Stamps
A/C 42-97252 K


Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 0900 BST [British Standard Time]  Briefing: Enlisted Men 0400; Officers 0430 Stations: 0640 Start Engines: 0650 Taxi: 0710 Take-Off: 0725  Leave Base: 0725 [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0300; Officers 0330]

[Wounded On Mission: 0]
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