351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #309

Credited Mission #301

 
DATE: 5 Apr. 1945
Target: Ordnance Depot at Ingolstadt, 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: #1 Ingolstadt [Germany] (Ordnance Depot)
    2. PFF Primary: #2 Ingolstadt [Germany] Industrial Area
    3. Visual Secondary: #3 Regensburg - Industrial Area - Visual
    4. PFF Secondary: #4 Regensburg
    5. Last Resort Target: #5 Straubing - Visual & H2X

  4. S-2 [Intelligence] Information:

  5. Weather:

  6. Time Schedule:

    Zero Hour: - 0800Stations: - 0505
    Start Engines: - 0515Taxi: - 0530
    Take Off: - 0545Last Take Off: - 0700
    Intercept Group atDungenessat 10,000 ft.
    Target Time: - ____ETR [Estimated Time
       of Return]:

    - 1515
    Depart English Coast at: ____at _____

    Time on oxygen: 3½ hours

    TIME TICK [Set your watches.]

  7. Loadings:
     Gasoline: 2,780 Gallons
     Bombs:34 x 100 G.P.'s [General Purpose] 1/10 Nose [Fuse] Plus 2 M-17 IB's [Incendiary Bomb]

  8. Intervalometer Settings: Minimum

  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 ___ preceded by ___ Division and followed by the ___ Division.
    1st Division will dispatch 4 CBW's of 3 Groups each.
    The order of attack in the 1st Division will be:
    Lead41stAttacking____
    2nd94thAttacking____
    3rd40thAttacking____
    4th1stAttacking____
    2nd Division targets are____
    3rd Division targets are____

  11. Fighter Cover: 6 Gps. of P-51's
    1 Group scouting the route ahead
    10 P-51's scouting the weather along route & in Target Area

  12. Assembly:
    Lead at7,000feet on Kings Cliffe BuncherRed-GreenFlares
    High at8,000feet onKings CliffeBuncherGreen-GreenFlares
    Low at6,000feet onKings CliffeBuncherRed-RedFlares
    401st at7,000feet onCottesmoreBuncherRed-YellowFlares
    457th at7,000feet onGlattonBuncherRed-YellowFlares
    Combat Wing Assembly Line: Laken Heath to Sudbury
    Division Assembly Line: Dungeness to 50°53’N-01°35’E [Wissant, France] to 05°00'E
    2 minutes interval between Groups.
    Reference altitude: 21,000'
    Bombing altitude: 15,000'
    Point for instrument let-down Kings Cliffe magnetic heading of 30 degrees.

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

  14. The following ships will monitor [Radio Channels]- "B" - A-465, G-954, O-193; "C" - 8th A.F. - K-252; "C" - 67th Fighter Wing - V-705.
    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: S-512, L-956, G-617
     c. Ball Turret Gunners of the following A/C report to Photo Lab: C-020, B-349, G-954, B-592
     d. Camera A/C: H-280, Y-108, R-156
      return at  ____
     e. Spares to turn back at ____
     f. PFF A/C fly as Lead & Deputy of Lead Sqdn. & Lead of High & Low Sqdn.
     g. GH A/C fly as ____
     h. REMARKS: 
       GAF [German Air Force] is using Jets consistently to attack heavy bombers. Weather will not prevent their assembling
        and attacking today
       Russian recognition signals - Dip left wing 3 to 5 times. - Dip right wing 3 to 5 times.

  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 - 5 April, 1945.
    1. Target Attacked:  The No. 1 Target, an Ordnance Depot at Ingolstadt, Germany, was attacked visually.
    2. Force: 94th “C” Group. Thirty-eight aircraft, including three H2X aircraft, one combination H2X-GH ship, and two flying spares, were dispatched.
    3. Position: The 94th "C" Group was briefed to fly as the fifth group in the Division Formation. However, due to general assembly difficulties, it is believed that this group may have been the fourth, rather than the fifth group.
    4. Lead Teams
      Group Lead
      Air Commander: Major John D. Gorham, Jr
      Pilot:Captain James M. Purcell
      Navigator:1st Lt. John W. Bury
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Eldon L. Stear

      Low Squadron
      Leader: 1st Lt. Joseph E. Parker
      Pilot:2nd Lt. Raymond J. Works
      Navigator:1st Lt. Edward J. LeFevre
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Edward H. Dengel

      High Squadron
      Leader: 1st Lt. Henry R. Rossen
      Pilot:2nd Lt. Autrey L. Lowe
      Navigator:F/O Paul A. Walker
      Bombardier:2nd Lt. Allen G. McDonald
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Squadron and Group Assembly: The take-off was made satisfactorily after having been delayed for thirty minutes. The aircraft flew individually to the assembly area over the continent (Buncher C-10). Some difficulty was encountered from weather on this flight.
    2.  Route Over England: The assembly was made over the briefed assembly area at the planned altitude of 8,000 feet without difficulty. Departure from that point was made one minute late (0904) at the briefed height.
    3.  Division Assembly Line: The briefed Combat Wing Assembly Line was flown without difficulty. However, the 94th “A” and “B” Groups were not positively identified. Due to the Fact that the formation was behind time at the end of the Combat Wing Assembly Line, and that the 401st Group was heard reporting itself ten minutes ahead of the briefed time on the route ahead, the 94th “C” flew to the left of the briefed course. As a result, the briefed Division Assembly Line was not flown. A division column was not evident on this flight, but other groups were observed in the area. The briefed route was contacted at a point northeast of the end of the Division Assembly area.
    4.  Flight to Target: The 94th “C” fell in behind preceding groups after having contacted the briefed route. Due to the difficulties encountered from weather, it was not possible to determine whether or not the 94th “C” was in its briefed slot in the Division column. It is believed, however, that it flew as the fourth or fifth group in the column. The briefed route was followed with little divergency for the remainder of the flight to the target. Because of the difficulties offered by the weather, however, it was necessary for the formation to fly at 16,000 feet for most of the flight from Control Point #2 to the IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run]. Shortly before reaching the IP, the formation found it necessary to decrease its altitude to 14,000 feet, 1,000 feet below the briefed altitude, in order to be able to attack the target visually. It was further necessary to make a minor deviation to the left of course before reaching the IP in order to avoid briefed flak installations. The formation started its bomb run four miles north of the briefed IP at an altitude of 14,000 feet, 1,000 feet below the planned bombing altitude.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run: The No. 1 Target was attacked visually. Each squadron made its own sighting operation. The Lead and Low squadrons were able to see the MPI [Mean Point of Impact] and make a sighting on it. The High Squadron bombardier found it necessary to triangulate. In each case, smoke from previous bombing made sighting difficult. No other interference was encountered on the bomb run. In each case, the C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] was used and functioned satisfactorily.
    6.  Flight From Target: As the group preceding the 94th “C” on the bomb run was ten minutes ahead of it, the formation cut off the turn after the target and contacted the briefed route at ten degrees East. The briefed route was closely followed from that point to eight degrees East behind the preceding group. It was necessary for the formation to climb to 17,500 feet in order to get above the clouds and later, to comply with the suggestion of the Weather Scouting Force, a gradual let-down to 1,000 feet was made. The 94th “C” Group flew to the left of another group on the withdrawal and found it necessary to zigzag along the briefed course in order to avoid any difficulties from the other formation. The French coast was crossed at the briefed point at an altitude of 1100 feet. The flight from the French coast across the channel and up to London was flown to the left of the aforementioned group. From London the formation flew directly to base, as gas was low in all aircraft. The High and Low Squadrons were sent to their respective stand-off areas before landing. A normal let-down procedure had been followed.
    7.  Fighter Support: As briefed.
    8.  Comments: No aircraft were lost. No enemy aircraft were encountered. No flak was encountered. The Weather Scouting Force furnished adequate weather information. One of our aircraft bombed with the 41st “A” Group. Three aircraft of the 94th “B” Group bombed with the 94th “C” Group. The weather encountered made formation flying difficult.
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking: One aircraft returned to base early. The two flying spares remained with the formation.

  [Signed] Robert B. Stratton, Captain, Air Corps, Statistical Officer


STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS
DIVISION FIELD ORDER NUMBER 678
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 Spares13121338
No. of Aircraft Credit Sorties13111337
No. of Effective Sorties13111337
No. of Non-Effective Sorties0101
Name of Primary TargetIngolstadt, Germany
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target13111337
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 429 x 100# GP 
26 x 500 IB
 370 x 100# GP 
22 x 500 IB
 438 x 100# GP 
26 x 500 IB
 1237 x 100# GP 
74 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)One Aircraft attacked with 41st "A" Group
(A) No. of A/C Attacking LRT
(B) No., Size & Type Of BombsPathfinder Aircraft flew and attacked as follows:
Name of Target of Opportunity (T.O.)2 B-17G SH1 B-17G RO1 B-17G SH3 B-17G SH
1 B-17G RO
(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 Off061006130612
Time of Attack114011411142
Total Time for Mission119:23109:53129:26358:42
Altitude of Release (Indicated)14,000’13,100’14,600’
Visual, H2X, Gee-H, M-H, Eagle, or CombinationVisualVisualVisual
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyNone
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 Sorties
(A) Weather
(B) Personnel
(C) Enemy Action
(D) Other Non-Mechanical
(E) Mechanical and Equipment11
Incidents of Mechanical & Equipment Failure:
(A) Engine
(B) Oil System43-387991
(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

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




Lead Bombardier’s Narrative:
Date - 5 April. 1945
Field Order # 678
Squadron or Group - Lead Sqdn., 94th CBW "C" Group
Target - Priority Target #1, Ordnance Depot at Ingolstadt, 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. CAVU [Ceiling And Visibility Unlimited]
  5. If Visual, when was MPI [Mean Point of Impact] identified? If not actually seen, how was it located? Five seconds before bombs away
  6. Any Interference on Bomb Run? Smoke from previous bombing.
  7. Did C-1 [Autopilot] function satisfactory? Yes
  8. Any other factors affecting accuracy? None
  [Signed] Eldon L. Stear, 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. Stear, Eldon L.
Pilot - Major Gorham, J.D., Jr. & Capt. Purcell, J.M.
Navigator - 1st Lt. Bury, John W.

Aircraft B-17G   825-Q  Take-off - 06:10 Landed - 16:12
Objective - Priority Target #1, Ordnance Depot at Ingolstadt, 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 - 34 x 150 G.P.[General Purpose] & 2 x M17 I.B.'s [Incendiary Bombs]
Number of Bombs Loaded - As Above   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - None
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:  

Altitude of Target - 12,40Magnetic Heading Ordered 298° Actual 294°
True Altitude Above Target - 12,840True Heading 290°
Indicated Altitude - 14,000Drift, Estimated 1° Right - Actual 3° Right
Pressure Altitude of Target 1090True Track 293°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 5,431.8'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KBomb Sight Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 186Time of Release 11:40
Ground Speed Est. 143 Actual 151Length of Bombing Run - 33 N.M. [Nautical Mile]
Wind Direction Metro - 290° Actual - 254°Intervalometer Setting - Minimum
Wind Velocity Metro 40 Actual 38 C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - X [Used]
D.S. - 177.7  Trail - 85   ATF - 30.12A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. 39.2 Actual 40.2 Manual Pilot ____


Preliminary Damage Assessment:
  1. The three squadrons of this Group attacked as a priority 1 target the Ordnance Depot at Ingolstadt, Germany. The target area is partially obscured by smoke of previous bombing and photo cover for the low and high squadrons is incomplete.
  2. The bombs of the lead squadron fell at the NW end of the target area with a small percentage of bombs hitting within the ordnance depot. There is a direct hit on one building, and later pictures show another building burning. There will be light damage to the railroad track. The entire pattern cannot be plotted and percentages cannot be estimated. The center of the pattern is 1,812 feet over the assigned MPI [Mean Point of Impact].
  3. The bombs of the low squadron fell into the smoke, and no bursts can be seen. The smoke markers indicate that the pattern will fall on and around the assigned MPI.
  4. The bombs of the high squadron fell into the smoke, and no bursts are seen. The smoke markers indicate that the pattern will fall 3,200 feet short of the target area, and 6,080 feet short of the assigned MPI. This area is mostly open fields and small residences.
  [Signed:] Thomas L. Cooper, Captain, Air Corps, Group S-2 [Intelligence] P.I. [Photo Intelligence]


Narrative Teletype Report:
  1. No leaflets were carried by this Group.
  2. The three squadrons of this group formed the 94th Combat Wing “C” Group and attacked by visual methods the No. 1 target, an Ordnance Depot at Ingolstadt, Germany. The 94th “C” formation was the fourth group into the target, due to 94th “B” making a 360 degree turn in the vicinity of the I.P. [Initial Point of Bomb Run], then attacking after our group. Photos show the target area to be partially obscured by smoke of previous bombing. The bombs of the lead squadron fell at the extreme NW end of the target area, approximately 2,000 feet over the assigned MPI [Mean Point of Impact]. Damage will be slight. The bombs of the low squadron fell into the smoke and no bursts are seen. However, smoke markers indicate that these bombs will fall into the target area on and around the assigned MPI. The bombs of the high squadron fell at the SE edge of the target area approximately 4,500 feet short of the assigned MPI.
  3. No E/A [Enemy Aircraft] were encountered and no claims [of enemy aircraft being shot down] are being submitted.
  4. No flak was observed or encountered throughout the mission.
  5. Weather conditions did not cause any change in the flight to the target, although it did hinder the identification of Woodcraft Able and Woodcraft Baker at the Wing assembly point. Unlimited visibility prevailed at the target, with 5-7/10ths clouds, base at 14,500 feet.
  6. Newburg airdrome, 4843-1113, approximately 20 to 25 twin-engine fighters, half of which were lined up and the other half dispersed, at 1144 hours; airfield at Manching, 4844-1130, with 13-15 A/C on ramp before hangars; M/Y [R.R. Marshalling Yard] at Ingolstadt well loaded; airfield at 4902-1037, with approx. 20 A/C at 1156 hours, were observed.
  7. Four PFF ships were employed and their equipment worked satisfactorily. They were employed as navigational aids only. Fighter support was as briefed. Information received from Scouting Force proved adequate. None of our A/C [Aircraft] is missing. Our A/C Y-108 bombed with the 41st “A” Combat Wing. A/C Q-855, Q-240, and X-108 of the 94th “B” CBW bombed with this Group. A/C N-916 of the 40th B” CBW bombed with this Group.
  8. Group assembly at Continental buncher was formed between low and middle cloud at 11,000 ft. Identification of groups in CBW was not established due to cloud conditions in area of wing assembly. This Group joined the Division bomber stream at Control Point 2 on course, one minute late. The route to the IP and target was flown as briefed, and our formation attacked visually in squadron formation the Ordnance Depot at Ingolstadt, Germany. The return flight was as briefed, except that this Group cut out the short dog leg after the target, and started the descent after reaching Control Point 3 on course three minutes late. At 4937-0725 this Group encountered a front, flying at an altitude of 3500 ft. and let down to 1500 feet and emerged at approx. 5019-0403. Return to the base was as per SOP [Standard Operating Procedure]. (Bombing was done at an altitude of 14,000 feet).


Track Chart:
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Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 43-38799, 508th Squadron, returned early. Pilot stated that #4 engine blew a cylinder at 5000 feet. Investigation revealed #8 cylinder head had blown off of #4 engine.
  [Signed:] John W. Freeman, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer


Abortive Report
Aircraft No. Q-8799 Squadron - 508  Date - 5 April, 1945
  1. PILOT'S STATEMENT:
    1. Reason for abortive Blew #8 cylinder on #4 engine
    2. Place and altitude 52°20'N - 0°W - 5000'
    3. Time 0652
    4. Position in formation Not in Formation
    5. Disposition of bombs Returned to Base
    6. Remarks ____
    7. Time & Date dispatched ____
      (Pilot's Signature) Morris L. Bernard


“J” Form:
  1. Last Four numbers and Call Letter of A/C in each Squadron:
    94th Combat Wing "C" Group
    1A - LEAD Squadron - 351st Group
     (A) Sqdn 508th A/C: None
     (B) Sqdn 509th A/C: None
     (C) Sqdn 510th A/C: A–8465, C–9020, D–8694, G–7862, K–7252, M–9001, Q–6565, S–7512, T–9156, V–7705, (H–8280 Spare)
     (D) Sqdn 511th A/C: (J–8468 PFF), (L–8045 PFF)

    1B - LOW Squadron - 351st Group
     (A) Sqdn 508th A/C: A–8410, B–7349, C–8753, D–6082, G–8954, H–8412, K–8130, L–7956, Q–8799, U–8813, Y–6108
     (B) Sqdn 509th A/C: None
     (C) Sqdn 510th A/C: None
     (D) Sqdn 511th A/C: (U–8374 PFF)

    1C - HIGH Squadron - 351st Group
     (A) Sqdn 508th A/C: None
     (B) Sqdn 509th A/C: A–8428, B–8592, D–7193, F–6566, G–8617, M–7964, O–8920, R–6156, T–8666, U–8591, V–8070, Z–7696, (Y–6108 Spare)
     (C) Sqdn 510th A/C: None
     (D) Sqdn 511th A/C: (v–8079 PFF)
  2. Target: GN-5814
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T MST R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T MLC R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T TDA R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T NRT R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. Taxi – 0545; Take-Off – 00600; E.T.D. Field – ___
  5. Time:Height:Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    Not Appliable____ ft____
  6. Time:Height:Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    Not Appliable____ ft____
  7. Time:Height:Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    144010,000 Ft50°53'N-01°35'E [Wissant, France]
  8. Time:Height:Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    14508,000 FtDungeness
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1545 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "N"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" Lead Box
    Lead Squadron: 13 A/C - 34 x 150 G.P. 1/10 x No Tail[Fuses] Plus 2 M-17 I.B.'s [Incendiary Bombs]
    Low Squadron: 12 A/C - 34 x 150 G.P. 1/10 x No Tail[Fuses] Plus 2 M-17 I.B.'s [Incendiary Bombs]
    High Squadron: 13 A/C - 34 x 150 G.P. 1/10 x No Tail[Fuses] Plus 2 M-17 I.B.'s [Incendiary Bombs]
    ___ Squadron:
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2780 Gallons
  13. Leaders:
    Lead Sqdn: Rank & Name: Major Gorham A/C No & Sqdn. J-8468 PFF (511)
    Low Sqdn: Rank & Name: Lt Parker A/C No & Sqdn. U-8374 PFF (511)
    High Sqdn: Rank & Name: Lt Rossen A/C No & Sqdn. V-8079 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
Gorham–Purcell
A/C 44-8468 J PFF
Bacon–Edwards
A/C 43-37512 S
Peterson
A/C 44-8045 L PFF
Brooks–Stamps
A/C 43-39020 C
Blaney
A/C 43-39001 M
Mahnke
A/C 43-37705 V
Dahlborg
A/C 43-38465 A
Oen
A/C 44-6610 B
Kirkland
A/C 44-6565 Q
Bone
A/C 43-39156 T
Morasca
A/C 43-37862 G Spare
Northrup
A/C 43-38694 D
Brown
A/C 44-8280 H

[Lt Morasca, the flying spare, stayed with the formation.]

94th "C" Combat Bomb Group - High Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
509th Squadron
Rossen
A/C 44-8079 V PFF
Quinn
A/C 44-8617 G
Gattens
A/C 43-38592 B
Sexton
A/C 43-37696 Z
Hampton
A/C 43-38591 U
Day
A/C 43-38666 T
Workman
A/C 43-37964 M
Ware
A/C 44-6566 F
Cole
A/C 42-97193 D
Bird
A/C 43-38428 A
Brereton
A/C 43-38070 V Spare
Weber
A/C 43-38920 O
Thomson
A/C 44-6156 R

[Lt Brereton, the flying spare, stayed with the formation.]

94th "C" Group Low Squadron Formation at Take–Off
508th Squadron
Parker
A/C 44-8374 U PFF
Bennett
A/C 43-37956 L
Sprecher
A/C 43-38813 U
Dunn
A/C 43-38753 C
Mordecai–Sugg
A/C 42-97349 B
Berkenpas
A/C 43-38954 G
Harkins
A/C 44-8412 H
Marschak
A/C 43-38130 K
Boucher
A/C 44-8410 A
Barnard
A/C 43-38799 Q
Chapman
A/C 44-6108 Y
Cook
A/C 44-6082 D


94th "C" Group Low Squadron Formation Over–Target
508th Squadron
Parker
A/C 44-8374 U PFF
Bennett
A/C 43-37956 L
Sprecher
A/C 43-38813 U
Dunn
A/C 43-38753 C
Mordecai–Sugg
A/C 42-97349 B
Berkenpas
A/C 43-38954 G
Harkins
A/C 44-8412 H
Marschak
A/C 43-38130 K
Boucher
A/C 44-8410 A
Cook
A/C 44-6082 D

[Lt Barnard aborted. Lt Cook filled in his position.]
[Lt Chapman flew and bombed with the 379th Group.]


Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 0800 DBST [Double British Standard Time]  Briefing: ____ Stations: 0505 Start Engines: 0515 Taxi: 0530 Take-Off: 0545

[Wounded On Mission: 0]
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