351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #312

Credited Mission #304

 
DATE: 9 Apr. 1945
Target: Airfield at Furstenfeldbruck, 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 Furstenfeldbruck [Germany] Airfield
    2. PFF Primary: #2 Lechfeld [Germany] Airfield
    3. Visual Secondary: #3 Munich Visual
    4. PFF Secondary: #4 Munich H2X
    5. Last Resort Target:

  4. S-2 [Intelligence] Information:

  5. Weather:

  6. Time Schedule:

    Zero Hour: - 1100Stations: - 0810
    Start Engines: - 0820Taxi: - 0835
    Take Off: - 0850Last Take Off: - 1010
    Intercept Group atDungenessat 6,500 Ft.
    Target Time: - 1427ETR [Estimated Time
       of Return]:

    - 1740
    Depart English Coast at: 1112at Dungeness

    Time on oxygen: 3 hours - Total Time - 9:00 [Hrs.]

    TIME TICK [Set your watches.]

  7. Loadings:
     Gasoline: 2,780 Gallons
     Bombs:6 x 500 G.P. 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses] Plus 4 M-17 IB's [Incendiary Bomb]

  8. Intervalometer Settings: 140 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 First followed 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:
    Lead94th AAttackingFurstenfeldbruck
    2nd41st BAttackingWolfratshausen
    3rd1st AAttackingOberpfaffenhafen
    4th____Attacking____
    2nd Division targets areAirfields in same area
    3rd Division targets areMunich and Neuberg

  11. Fighter Cover: 1 Gps. of P-51's - Rendezvous at CP [Check Point] #2 - Also 1 Gp. P-47 Area Support.
  12. Assembly:
    Lead at6,500feet on Kings Cliffe BuncherRed-GreenFlares
    High at7,500feet onKings CliffeBuncherGreen-GreenFlares
    Low at5,500feet onKings CliffeBuncherRed-RedFlares
    401st at5,000feet onCottesmoreBuncherRed-YellowFlares
    457th at5,000feet onGlattonBuncherRed-YellowFlares
    Combat Wing Assembly Line: Lavenham - Hornchurch - Fumwell Splasher - Dungeness
    Division Assembly Line: Dungeness to 05°00’E
    2 minutes interval between Groups.
    Reference altitude: 20,000'
    Bombing altitude: 25,500'
    Point for instrument let-down Kings Cliffe magnetic heading of 20 degrees.

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

  14. The following ships will monitor [Radio Channels]- "B" - D-694, L-956, G-617; "C" - 8th A.F. - A-465; "C" - 67th Fighter Wing -O-565.
    Other Communications information will be found on the flimsy.

  15. FLYING CONTROL: _____

  16. SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:
     a. Type of Bombing Formation - Normal - Visual by Sqdn. - H2X by Group
     b. Bombardier and Navigator of V-705 report to Photo Lab.
      The A/C are:
     c. Ball Turret Gunners of the following A/C report to Photo Lab:
     d. Camera A/C: B-610, A-428, D-082
      return at  Continental Coast Out.
     e. Spares to turn back at Will Go In. (Positions as Noted)
     f. PFF A/C fly as Group Lead, Group Deputy, High & Low Sqdn. Lead.
     g. GH A/C fly as None
      h. REMARKS: 
       Crews will not violate the neutrality of Switzerland.
       Crews will NOT attack Nurnberg under any circumstances.
       Target Code - L - Love

  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 April, 1945.
    1. Target Attacked:  The No. 1 Target, an airdrome at Furstenfeldbruck, Germany, was attacked visually.
    2. Force: 94th “B” Group. Thirty-eight aircraft, including two H2X ships, two combination H2X-GH aircraft, and two flying spares, were dispatched.
    3. Position: The 94th "B" Group was briefed and flew as the second group in the First Division Formation.
    4. Lead Teams
      Group Lead
      Air Commander: Major Jerome H. Geiger
      Pilot:Captain Frank H. Wilcox
      Navigator:2nd Lt. Rowland X. Madsen
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Jack P. Austin

      Low Squadron
      Leader: Captain Julian C. Meadows
      Pilot:2nd Lt. Johnny E. Clark
      Navigator:Major William F. Bounds
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Robert F. Schneider

      High Squadron
      Leader: 1st Lt. Morris G. Turner
      Pilot:2nd Lt. Boleslau Lipski
      Navigator:2nd Lt. John H. Brandon
      Bombardier:2nd Lt. Patrick J. Finnegan
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Squadron and Group Assembly: The take-off had been delayed two hours and forty-five minutes because of a dense ground fog. The assembly was carried out without difficulty over the Kings Cliffe buncher at the briefed altitude of 6,500 feet.
    2.  Route Over England: Departure from the assembly area was made one minute early (1237). No difficulty was encountered on the route over England. The 94th “B” Group got into position behind the Division Lead Group and followed it to Control Point #1. Control Point #1 was reached two and one-half minutes early (1344 ½) at the briefed height of 6,500 feet.
    3.  Division Assembly Line: The preceding group was followed on the Division Assembly Line. No difficulties were encountered, although the Division Column was slightly to the left of the briefed course. The French coast was crossed four miles to the left of the briefed point at an altitude of 6,500 feet. The remainder of the Division Assembly Line (to 05°00’E) was flown with only minor variance from the planned course. The climb was started at the French coast and was made without difficulty with the exception of some essing that became necessary in order to maintain the proper interval behind the Division Lead Group.
    4.  Flight to Target: The briefed route was followed behind the 94th “A”. Control Point #2 was reached five minutes early (1608) at the briefed altitude of 23,500 feet. After leaving Control Point #2, the Division Lead Group flew to the left of the briefed route on a due East heading. The 94th “B” Group followed, thinking that some divergency from the briefed route was necessary, but after a point approximately fifteen miles north of the planned course had been reached, the Group Air Commander decided that the 94th “A” had made an error in navigation. A heading was taken up which would permit the group to reach the briefed IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run]. This point (IP) was reached four minutes early (1654) at the briefed altitude of 25,500 feet.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run: The No. 1 Target was reached at 1706 and was attacked visually by squadrons. Each squadron performed its own sighting operation. The MPI [Mean Point of Impact] was picked up in plenty of time by the lead bombardiers. Good results were observed.

      The briefed turn was not made at the IP due to the necessity of approaching it from off course. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] functioned satisfactorily in all cases. Some difficulty was encountered from the Division Lead Group when it made its return to the briefed course between the IP and the target. The presence of a group ahead of the 94th “B” at close interval caused some difficulty from prop wash.
    6.  Flight From Target: The group rallied without difficulty after the target. The Division Leader was followed on the withdrawal. This took the 94th “B” to the right of course in friendly territory, but no difficulties resulted. A gradual let-down was made to the French coast, which was reached to the right of the briefed departure point at an altitude of 6,000 feet. The English coast was crossed at the briefed point at an altitude of 5,000 feet. From that point the formation flew directly to base because of the shortage of gasoline. 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: Very good.
    8.  Comments: No aircraft were lost. No enemy aircraft were encountered. Meager to moderate and accurate flak was encountered in the target area. The Weather Scouting Force furnished adequate weather information. Two aircraft landed on the continent because of mechanical difficulties. The crews are safe and will return to base.
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking: Two aircraft returned to base early. The two flying spares replaced them in the formation.

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


STATISTICAL SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS
DIVISION FIELD ORDER NUMBER 682
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 Sorties13111236
No. of Effective Sorties13111236
No. of Non-Effective Sorties0112
Name of Primary Target #1A/D [Airdrome], FURSTENFELDBRUCK, GERMANY
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target13111236
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 78 x 500# GP 
52 x 500# IB
 66 x 500# GP 
44 x 500# IB
 72 x 500# GP 
48 x 500# IB
 293 x 500# GP 
144 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)Pathfinder aircraft were flown as follows:
(A) No. of A/C Attacking LRT2 B-17G SH1 B-17G HO1 B-17G HO2 B-17G SH
2 B-17G HO
(B) No., Size & Type Of BombsAll four attacked.
Name of Target of Opportunity (T.O.)
(A) No. of A/C Attacking T.O.One aircraft (flying spare) from the Lead Squadron replaced the abortive in the Low Squadron.
(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 Off113611401138
Time of Attack
Total Time for Mission111:19103:47110:34325:40
Altitude of Release (Indicated)
Visual, H2X, Gee-H, M-H, Eagle, or CombinationVisualVisualVisual
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyMeager to Moderate 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 SuccessVery Good Results
Non-Effective Sorties0112
(A) Weather
(B) Personnel1001
(C) Enemy Action
(D) Other Non-Mechanical
(E) Mechanical and Equipment
Incidents of Mechanical & Equipment Failure:
(A) Engine044-608242-971932
(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

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




Lead Bombardier’s Narrative:
Date - 9 April, 1945
Field Order # 682
Squadron or Group - Lead Sqdn., 94th "B" Group
Target - Priority #1, Airfield at Furstenfeldbruch, 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. Slight Haze
  5. If Visual, when was MPI [Mean Point of Impact] identified? If not actually seen, how was it located? MPI was picked up about half way down the run.
  6. Any Interference on Bomb Run? None
  7. Did C-1 [Autopilot] function satisfactory? Yes
  8. Any other factors affecting accuracy? None
  [Signed] Jack P. Austin, 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 "B" Group
Bombardier - 1st Lt. Austin, Jack P.
Pilot - Major Geiger, J.H. & Capt. Wilcox, F.H.
Navigator - 1st Lt. Madsen, Rowland X

Aircraft B-17G   M-846  Take-off - 1145 Landed - 2018
Objective - Priority #1, Airfield at Furstenfeldbruch, 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 - 6 x 500 Lb. G.P.[General Purpose] & 4 x M-17 I.B.'s [Incendiary Bombs]
Number of Bombs Loaded - As Above   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/100
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:  

Altitude of Target - 1700Magnetic Heading Ordered 065° Actual 077°
True Altitude Above Target - 24,060True Heading 072°
Indicated Altitude - 25,540Drift, Estimated 5° Left - Actual 9° Left
Pressure Altitude of Target 1300True Track 064°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 9,142.8'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KBomb Sight Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 228KTime of Release 1706
Ground Speed Est. 173 Actual 192Length of Bombing Run - 33 miles
Wind Direction Metro - 080° Actual - 104°Intervalometer Setting - 140 feet
Wind Velocity Metro 40K Actual 40K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - X [Used]
D.S. - 129.5  Trail - 59   ATF - 40.85A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .373 Actual .38 Manual Pilot _____


Preliminary Damage Assessment:
  1. The three squadrons of this Group attacked as a priority 1 target the airfield at Furstenfeldbruch, Germany. Photo cover is complete for all squadrons.
  2. The bombs of the lead squadron fell in a tight concentration into the target area. There is a direct hit on a hangar (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] and possible hits on another main hanger. A heavy concentration of bombs hit in the barracks and stores area. Incendiary bursts cover the hanger and barracks area. The pattern is 2250 feet by 2000 feet and percentage for the G.P. [General Purpose] bombs will be 77% for 1000 feet and 100% for 2000 feet.
  3. The low squadron bombs can be seen falling into the smoke in the target area but definite bursts cannot be plotted. This pattern will be in the barracks and stores area.
  4. The high squadron pattern hit on and around the assigned MPI. Two hangers are covered by bursts and a large percentage of bombs fell on refueling points and the landing ground. The pattern is 2970 feet by 1485 feet with percentages of 70% for 1000 feet and 91% for 2000 feet.
  [Signed:] Thomas L. Cooper, Captain, Air Corps, Asst. 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 “B” CBW and bombed the No. 1 target, the airfield at Furstenfeldbruck, Germany, visually and by squadrons. Photos show the bombs of all squadrons falling into the target area. The patterns of the lead and high squadrons cover the MPI [Mean Point of Impact] with hits on the hangar area and landing field. The pattern of the low squadron fell into smoke of previous bombing and no bursts can be seen.
  3. No E/A [Enemy Aircraft] were encountered and no claims [of enemy aircraft being shot down] are being submitted.
  4. Meager to moderate, accurate flak encountered in the target area. Moderate barrages were observed over Munich and Augsburg.
  5. Weather proved no hinderance [sic] to the flying of the mission. At about 8 degrees east there was a layer of 4/10ths clouds at about 14,000 feet on both the route in and on return. In the target area 1/10th thin low clouds prevailed, but did not hinder visual sighting on the target.
  6. There are no observations of military importance.
  7. PFF equipment was used only for navigational purposes. Fighter support was very good. Scouting Force furnished adequate weather information. Our A/C [Aircraft] M-964 is believed to have landed at A-70 [Laon/Couvron, France] because of mechanical difficulties, although a confusion in radio transmission makes it impossible to be certain of this fact. None of our A/C is known to be lost.
  8. Assembly and departure were SOP [Standard Operating Procedure], except for the fact that the Group, following 94th “A” Group, was about two and one-half minutes early at Control Point 1. Flying the briefed route, this Group continued to be slightly ahead of schedule until a double drift was accomplished in the area of 9 degrees east to enable the following Combat Wings to catch up. After a slight deviation to the right, when this Group followed the lead of 94th “A” CBW, the IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run] was reached and a visual run was made on the No. 1 target. Bombing of the airfield at Furstenfeldbruck was done by individual squadrons, and the return route from the target was flown as briefed. Let-down and return to base was accomplished as per SOP.


Track Chart:
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Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives.
    1. Airplane No. 44-6082, 508th Squadron returned early. Pilot reported #1 engine smoking and a drop in oil pressure, engine was feathered. Investigation revealed that #1 Engine had failed internally.
    2. Airplane No. 42-97193, 509th Squadron returned early. Pilot reported that #1 engine ran rough and hot. Investigation revealed that #1 Engine had failed internally.
  [Signed:] John W. Freeman, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer


Abortive Report
Aircraft No. D-6082 Squadron - 508th  Date - 9 Apr. 1945
  1. PILOT'S STATEMENT:
    1. Reason for abortive Internal Failure of #1
    2. Place and altitude 48°20'N - 07°35'E 22,500'
    3. Time 1552
    4. Position in formation #2 low low of low Squadron
    5. Disposition of bombs Brought Back
    6. Remarks ____
    7. Time & Date dispatched ____
      (Pilot's Signature) Robert A. Sandel


Abortive Report
Aircraft No. D-7193 Squadron - 509  Date - 9 Apr. 1945
  1. PILOT'S STATEMENT:
    1. Reason for abortive Lost number one engine
    2. Place and altitude 48°43' - 07°05' 20,000'
    3. Time 1553
    4. Position in formation Number three in Lead of High [Squadron]
    5. Disposition of bombs Returned
    6. Remarks None
    7. Time & Date dispatched April 9th - 1150
      (Pilot's Signature) Darrell V. Cole


“J” Form:
  1. Last Four numbers and Call Letter of A/C in each Squadron:
    94th Combat Wing "B" 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, B–6610, C–9020, D–8694, G–7862, H–8280, M–9001, Q–6565, T–9156, V–7705, (K–7252 Spare)
     (D) Sqdn 511th A/C: (M–8846 PFF), (V–8079 PFF)

    1B - LOW Squadron - 351st Group
     (A) Sqdn 508th A/C: A–8410, B–7349, D–6082, G–8954, H–8412, L–7956, O–8277, P–7258, Q–8799, X–6579, Y–6108
     (B) Sqdn 509th A/C: None
     (C) Sqdn 510th A/C: None
     (D) Sqdn 511th A/C: (N–8842 PFF)

    1C - HIGH Squadron - 351st Group
     (A) Sqdn 508th A/C: None
     (B) Sqdn 509th A/C: A–8428, C–8640, D–7193, F–6566, G–8617, M–7964, P–6907, R–6156, T–8666, U–8591, V–8070, (Z–7696 Spare)
     (C) Sqdn 510th A/C: None
     (D) Sqdn 511th A/C: (U–8374 PFF)
  2. Target: GU-4128
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T SNR R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T LHK R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T UMW R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T TAA R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. Taxi – 0835, 0935, 1005, 1035 1120; Take-Off – 0850, 0950, 1020, 1050 1135; E.T.D. Field – 0950, 1052, 1122, 1152 1237
  5. Time:Height:Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    1102, 1202, 1232, 1302 1347; 6,500 ftDungeness
  6. Time:Height:Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    1112, 1212, 1242, 1312 1357; 6,500 ft50°42'N-01°35'E [Le Sodit, France]
  7. Time:Height:Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    1634, 1734, 1804, 1834 1919; 8,500 ft50°42'N-01°35'E [Le Sodit, France]
  8. Time:Height:Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    1645, 1745, 1815, 1845 1930; 7,500 ftDungeness
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1740, 1840, 11910, 1940 2025 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "H"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" Lead Box
    Lead Squadron: 13 A/C - 6 x 500 G.P. - 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses] Plus 4 M17 IB's [Incendiary Bombs]
    Low Squadron: 12 A/C - 6 x 500 G.P. - 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses] Plus 4 M17 IB's [Incendiary Bombs]
    High Squadron: 13 A/C - 6 x 500 G.P. - 1/10 x 1/100 [Fuses] Plus 4 M17 IB's [Incendiary Bombs]
    ___ Squadron:
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2780 Gallons
  13. Leaders:
    Lead Sqdn: Rank & Name: Major Geiger A/C No & Sqdn. M-8846 PFF (511)
    Low Sqdn: Rank & Name: Captain Meadows A/C No & Sqdn. N-8842 PFF (511)
    High Sqdn: Rank & Name: Lt Turner A/C No & Sqdn. U-8374 PFF (511)
  14. Passengers, if any: (Full Name, Rank, A/C and Squadron Passenger flying with)
    None

Report Compiled By Maksimik, John, S/Sgt.



Formation Chart:
94th "B" Combat Bomb Group - Lead Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
510th Squadron
Maj Geiger–Wilcox
A/C 44-8846 M PFF
Owre
A/C 43-37705 V
Patterson–Schulte
A/C 44-8079 V PFF
Stamps–Edwards
A/C 43-39020 C
Haft–Dantzler
A/C 43-39001 M
Phillips
A/C 43-37862 G
Northrup
A/C 43-38694 D
Dahlborg
A/C 43-38465 A
Kirkland
A/C 44-6565 Q
Bone
A/C 43-39156 T
Hollister
A/C 42-97252 K Spare
Ransom
A/C 44-8280 H
Montross
A/C 44-6610 B

[Lt Hollister, the flying spare, filled in a position in the Low Squadron.]

94th "B" Group Low Squadron Formation at Take–Off
508th Squadron
Meadows–Clark
A/C 44-8842 N PFF
Sprecher
A/C 44-8412 H
Kable
A/C 43-38277 O
Dunn
A/C 42-97258 P
Sugg–Drought
A/C 42-97349 B
Westercamp
A/C 44-8410 A
Russell
A/C 43-37956 L
Hart
A/C 43-38954 G
Young
A/C 44-6579 X
Bennett
A/C 44-6108 Y
Marschak
A/C 43-38799 Q
Sandel
A/C 44-6082 D


94th "B" Group Low Squadron Formation Over Target
508th Squadron
Meadows–Clark
A/C 44-8842 N PFF
Sprecher
A/C 44-8412 H
Kable
A/C 43-38277 O
Dunn
A/C 42-97258 P
Sugg–Drought
A/C 42-97349 B
Westercamp
A/C 44-8410 A
Russell
A/C 43-37956 L
Hart
A/C 43-38954 G
Young
A/C 44-6579 X
Bennett
A/C 44-6108 Y
Marschak
A/C 43-38799 Q
Hollister
A/C 42-97252 K

[Lt. Sandel aborted the mission. Lt Hollister, the Lead Squadron flying spare, flew in Lt Sandel's position in the Low Squadron.]

94th "B" Group High Squadron Formation at Take–Off
509th Squadron
Turner–Lipski
A/C 44-8374 U PFF
Cole
A/C 42-97193 D
Weber
A/C 43-38640 C
Sexton
A/C 43-37696 Z
Hampton
A/C 43-38591 U
Ware
A/C 44-6566 F
Day
A/C 43-38666 T
Quinn
A/C 44-8617 G
Brennan
A/C 43-37964 M
Workman
A/C 44-6907 P
Hauck
A/C 43-38070 V Spare
Brereton
A/C 44-6156 R
Krier
A/C 43-38428 A


94th "B" Group High Squadron Formation Over Target
509th Squadron
Turner–Lipski
A/C 44-8374 U PFF
Day
A/C 43-38666 T
Weber
A/C 43-38640 C
Sexton
A/C 43-37696 Z
Hampton
A/C 43-38591 U
Ware
A/C 44-6566 F
Hauck
A/C 43-38070 V
Quinn
A/C 44-8617 G
Brennan
A/C 43-37964 M
Workman
A/C 44-6907 P
Brereton
A/C 44-6156 R
Krier
A/C 43-38428 A

[Lt Cole aborted the mission. Lt. Day filled in Lt Cole's position and Lt Hauck, the flying spare, flew in Lt Day's former position.]

Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 1100 DBST [Double British Standard Time]  Briefing: Enlisted Men 0530; Officers 0600 Stations: 0810 
Start Engines: 0820 Taxi: 0835 Take-Off: 0850 [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0430; Officers 0500]

[Wounded On Mission: 0]
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