351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #126

Credited Mission #120

DATE: 13 May 1944
Target: Synthetic Oil Plant, Pölitz, Germany
Briefing Outline:
  1. Airplane and Crew Assignment Check.

  2. Time Schedule:
     Lead Box
    Stations   –0915
    Start Engines –0925
    Taxi     –0935
    Take Off   –0950
    Last Take Off –1045

  3. Targets:
    Primary: Synthetic oil plant – Pölitz [Germany] Visual Only
    Secondary: Synthetic oil plant – Peenemünde [Germany] Visual Only
    Last Resort: Any Mil. obj. [objective] in Germany or A/D [Aerodrome] in occupied country which is not situated near a built-up area & which can be attacked without disrupting Ftr. [Fighter] Support.

  4. Loading:
    351 “A” : 38 x 100 G.P.s. [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/10 [Fuses]
    351 “B” :
    Nickels [Propaganda Leaflets] in Ship # - Lt. Evans – 470-J, Lt. Hales – 151-M
    Chaff: Each A/C [Aircraft] will carry 288 units.
  5. Gasoline Loading: 2700 Gallons.
    Remarks: ___

  6. Wing Formation94th (A) CBW94th (B) CBWComp. GroupComp. CBW

  7. Division Formation:
    PositionCBW [Combat Wing]TargetDeparture Time at Coast
    Lead40th AKrzesinki1100
    3rd40th BKrzesinki1104
    2nd Division4 CBW’sTutowLouth 1137
    3rd Division3 CBW’sOsnabruckLowestoft 1200
    RAF [Royal Air Force]

    Remarks: ____

  8. Fighter Cover:
    • [Force][Call Sign][Latitude & Longitude][Time]
       2 Gps. – P-47’s, (8th AF)  Balance 1-1 & 1-2  54°30’-08°00’  1254 
      1 Gp. - P-51’s, (8th AF) Balance 1-3  54°40’-10°00’  1302 
      1 Gp. - P-51’s, (9th AF) Balance 1-4  54°20’-12°20’  1359 
      1 Gp. - P-51’s, (9th AF) Balance 1-5  53°28’-14°00’  1424 
      1 Gp. - P-51’s, (9th AF) Balance 1-6  52°33’-15°40’  1456 
      1 Gp. - P-51’s, (9th AF) Balance 1-7  52°39’-16°49’  1521 
      1 Gp. - P-51’s, (9th AF) Balance 1-8  53°30’-15°40’  1546 
      1 Gp. - P-38’s, (8th AF) Balance 1-9  54°43’-14°00’  1622 
      1 Gp. - P-38’s, (9th AF) Balance 1-10  54°50’-13°00’  1635 
      1 Gp. - P-38’s, (9th AF) Balance 1-11  54°54’-12°30’  1414 
      1 Gp. - P-74’s, (9th AF) Balance 1-12  55°09’-10°00’   1446 
      1 Gp. - P-51’s (9th AF) Balance 1-13  55°09’-10°00’   1713 

  9. Group Assembly:
    Lead 351st6,000' Deenethorpe Buncher 
    Low 457th4,500'Deenethorpe Buncher
    High 401st7,500'Deenethorpe Buncher

  10. Navigator - _____
  11. S-2 - _____
  12. Weather - _____
  13. Special Instructions to Navigators, Bombardiers and Radio Operators:
    94th CBW will release chaff at the rate of 4 units every 10 seconds from IP for 12 minutes.
    Target was last attacked by 3 Div. 11 April with no damage.
    Secondary (Visual) – This is a large GAF Exp. Station rebuilt 100% after RAF attack.
  14. Squadron Leaders and Group Deputy report to Target Room. All but Pilots Dismissed.
    All men operating as bmbs. [Bombardiers] remain.
  15. (A) Code Words –
    PFF Bombing –Hell Cat
    Visual Bombing -Black Dog
    Authenticator –White Horse
    Recall -Sugar How Fox Easy
    Weather Code -AVTIB
    Release "CHAFF" -Tin Hat

    (B) Call Signs:
    Call SignFlaresRemarks
    351st AWoodcraft RedRY [Red Yellow]
    351st B
    401st AWoodcraft BlueG [Green]
    401st B
    457th AWoodcraft WhiteR [Red]
    457th B
    1st C.B.W.SwordfishRR [Red Red]
    40th C.B.W. AFoxholeYY [Yellow Yellow]
    40th C.B.W. BSmokestack
    41st C.B.W.CowboyGG [Green Green]
    Composite C.B.W.
    1st Div. Gr. [Ground Radio] Sta. [Call Sign] Cycle.

    U.S. FightersBalance 1–1 thru 1-13
    R.A.F. Fighters____
    BombersVinegrove 1-5
    U.S. Grnd. ControlColgate
    R.A.F. Grnd. Control____

    Control Points:Fighter Reference Points:
     CP#1 – Eng. Coast - 1100 hr. M - Zwolle
     CP#2 - 54°34’-08°55’I - Dümmer Lake
     CP#3 - 54°20’-12°20’S - Arnheim
     CP#4 - 54°00’-15°00’ Not UsE - Hamburg
     CP#5 - 55°09’-10°00’R - Stettin
    Y - Posen
    Remarks: Ch. “C” for 8th & 9th AF. Fighters.
      Fighter Ref. Altitude – 20,000’.

    Colors of the Day
    0800 – 1400R-RRBO
    1400 – 2000RG#QY
    2000 – 0200RYDS

     Ships To Monitor [Radio Channels A, B, C & D]
    1. - All except:
    2. - 975-O (Lt. Borchert), 576-C (Lt. Scarlett)
      8AF – 038-R (Lt. Walker), 028-Q (Lt. Anderson)
    3. - 9AF – 711-F (Lt. W.J. Condon), 492-B (Lt. Power)
    4. - A/S [Air/Sea] Rescue, All ships except Lead & Deputy
      9AF Fighters – Leader & Deputy

  16. Let-Down on Deenethorpe Buncher, if overcast.
    351st A Lead   020° Mag. [Magnetic Compass Heading]
    401st A High   040° Mag.
    457th A Low   360° Mag.

  17. Flying Control. –
    1. Taxi Plan.
    2. Emergency Fields.
    3. Landing Aids.

  18. Special Instructions:
    Emerg. Field – Langham - 52°56’N-00°58’E.
    Spares turn back at 53°50’N-03°00’E [Mid-Channel]
    A/C [Aircraft] on Ch. “C” will monitor same from *5 min. before 1st fighter rendezvous point until return to Eng. Coast. *12:49
    C/W [Combat Wing] Recall – Gin and Lime

Operational Narrative – Lead Combat Box:
  1. General Narrative. Eighteen aircraft of the 351st Group plus two PFF aircraft took off at 0950 – 1000 hours and formed on the Deenethorpe buncher. However, due to the fact that the assembly had to be made four thousand feet higher than briefed, and in the same time allotted for the briefed altitude, the group was not completely assembled at departure time. All ships maintained contact with the group, however, and the assembly was completed on the route out. All points were made on time up to Point Z, the departure point.
     Shortly after departure from the English coast, a large cloud layer that extended up to 12,000 feet could be seen, and the group climbed to 14,000 feet in order to clear it. This altitude was maintained on the route out, and the group began its climb to 19,000 feet just before reaching the enemy coast.
     At the IP [Initial Point of Bombing Run], the group was at the bombing altitude, 25,000 feet, and it was seen that bombing would have to be done by PFF because of clouds that completely obscured the target area. The order was given to drop in wing formation.
     The mickey [Radar] equipment in the wing lead ship went out in the vicinity of the IP, and the deputy leader assumed the lead and made the bomb run. After bombs away, the original leader resumed his position and led the combat wing back to England.
     Fighter escort was very good, and it is reported that the fighters met the 94th Wing exactly on time at each of the rendezvous points. No enemy fighter attacks were directed at the 94th Combat Wing, although it is reported that two wings flying below the 94th were heavily attacked. It is reported that droves of enemy fighters, estimated from forty to sixty, came in head on all together, instead of in queues or strings.
     Light flak was seen over the Kiel Peninsula on the route in, but was avoided. In the target area, a moderate barrage type flak was thrown up, and nine aircraft of the 351st Group suffered minor damage.
     The route home was uneventful, except that an altitude slightly higher than the briefed one had to be maintained over the Danish mainland because of clouds at the briefed altitude. Landings were made at base at 1838 – 1900 hours.
  2. Aircraft Not Attacking. Two aircraft scheduled as flying spares returned as planned from mid-channel when there were no holes in the formation to be filled in. The remaining sixteen aircraft, led by two PFF ships, continued as described in the General Narrative to attack the target.
  3. Aircraft Lost. No aircraft were lost on the Mission of 12 May, 1944.
  4. Group Leader. Lt. Col. Elzia LeDoux led the 351st Bomb Group formation and acted as Combat Wing Air Commander on the Mission of 12 May, 1944.

No. of A/C Scheduled18
No. of A/C Taking Off18
No. of A/C Taking Off Less Flying Spares16
No. of A/C Attacking16
No. of A/C Not Attacking0
No. of A/C Sorties16
No. of A/C Lost0
NOTE: Summary does not include two PFF ships.

[Signed] Clinton F. Ball, Lt. Colonel, Air Corps, Operations Officer

Bombardier’s Narrative – Lead Box:

Group: 351st
Target: Stettin, Ger. (Last Resort)
Method of Bombing: Visual
Altitude: 23,700’
Direction of Attack: 153° Mag. Heading
Wind Direction: 260°
Wind Velocity: 20 KPH
Bombardier’s Narrative: Bombs were away on a Mag. Heading of 153° at 1437¾. The Deputy took over at the I.P.[Initial Point of Bombing Run] and a PFF run was made for part of the run. The target was picked up near the end of the run and was completely visually. Course was killed by PFF and bombs were dropped with “C” as the A.P.[Aiming Point]. Bomb impact was observed to be good. The High Group released before the Lead Group. Their position was ahead and to the right.

[Signed:] John R. Duchesneau, 1st Lt., Air Corps, Deputy Lead Bombardier

Combat Bombing Flight Record:

Bombardier - 1st Lt. John R Duchesneau   Pilot - 1st Lt. Albert Grunow  Navigator - 1st Lt. George Whitehead
Aircraft B-17G   594-B  Take-off - 1043 Landed - 1900
Objective - Stettin, Germany (Last Resort)
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - None
Initial Point - Point “C”
Method of Attack - Wing Group
No. of Attacking A/C in Group: - 18   Composite Group -
Number A/C Dropping Bombs by own Sighting Operation: One
Deflection and Range Sighting, Group: ___   Composite Group -
Range Sighting only, Group - ___   Composite Group -
Bombs, Types and Sizes - 37 x 100Lb. G.P. [General Purpose] AN-M30, 1 Sky Marker
Number of Bombs Loaded - 37 x 100 LB. & Sky Marker   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/40
Synchronization - On
Information at Release Point:

Altitude of Target - 40'Magnetic Heading Ordered 104° Actual 153°
True Altitude Above Target - 25,100'True Heading 150°
Indicated Altitude - 23,700’Drift, Estimated 5° Right - Actual 1° Left
Pressure Altitude of Target -133True Track ___°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 8,867'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150 M.P.H.B.S. Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 220 M.P.H.Time of Release 1437¾
Ground Speed Est. 200 Actual 160Length of Bombing Run - 55 sec.
Wind Direction Metro - 70° Actual - 260°Intervalometer Setting - Minimum
Wind Velocity Metro 35K Actual 20K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] X [Used]
D.S. - 123.6  Trail - 114   ATF - 44.19A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .35 Actual .42 Manual Pilot - ____

Type of Release - Train
Point of Impact If Seen - Yes - Good
Mean Temp. Metro -5.5 Actual -5.5
Winds - Altitude - 25,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 70°  Actual 260°  Velocity - Metro 35K  Actual 20K
Temp C. - Metro -26° C. Actual -30° C.

Preliminary Damage Assessment:
  1. This group selected as a last resort target the Constructional Engineering Works of J. Gollnow u. Sohn [J. Gollnow & Son], just north of the city of Stettin [Szczecin, Poland now]. Photo coverage was fair.
  2. The pattern was scattered and measured 3,966 feet by 1,916 feet. The heaviest concentration fell in a residential area approximately 2,140 feet short of the target, but several salvoes of bombs fell into the target area. Damage includes three hits on the offices and apprentices schools, a concentration of bombs in the Crane yard, a salvo of bombs scored a possible hit on the main construction and assembly plant, and there are several hits on the experimental workshops.
  3. Several small concentrations of bombs fell outside of the main pattern. Approximately twenty bursts can be seen in open water.
[Signed:] Thomas L. Cooper, 1st Lt., Air Corps, Group P.I. [Photo Intelligence] Officer

Intelligence S-2 Reports:
  1. Sixteen bombs of leaflets were dropped in the target area; 14 G-41’s and 2 G-40’s.
  2. Cloud coverage over the Primary target prevented visual bombing. Our A/C turned off to the target of last resort which was Stettin, where it was expected to use PFF bombing method. Twelve miles from the target the bombardier was able to see the target through his sight and dropped his bombs on the Constructional Engineering Works of J. Gollnow u. Sohn [J. Gollnow & Son] - aiming point “C”.
  3. Approximately 50 to 75 E/A [Enemy Aircraft] were seen by this group, flying a lead box of the CBW, at a point on route shortly before the IP [Initial Point of Bombing Run] at from 1415 hours to about 1430 hours. One pass by three ME 109’s was made from 11 o’clock high at the high squadron of this Box but this attack was not persistent. Attacks in strength were observed upon other combat wings flying to the right and ahead of this Group. The majority of these were frontal attacks. One crew reports the presence of a few ME 410’s near the IP. Many of the planes were silver. There are no claims [of shooting down an enemy plane].
  4. On the way into the target there was meager inaccurate flak in the Flensburg and Eckenforde area. At the target flak was moderate and for the most part inaccurate, although nine of our A/C received minor damage; most of the bursts were low and to the right of our formation, but they became more accurate for our altitude as our ships flew over the area. On the way out there was meager inaccurate flak over Aabenraa and Sylt Island.
  5. Clouds in the target area prevented bombing of the primary.
  6. Heavy smoke screens were observed at Kiel and Eckenforde. A small convoy of ships was observed moving between Dommscher Lake and Stettiner Haven and at 54°30’N-10°40’E [In bay off Hohenfelde, Germany].
  7. Crews were enthusiastic about effectiveness of the fighter support. Four unidentified B-17’s of a CBW flying low and to the right of our formation were attacked by E/A at an approximate position of 54°05’N-12°50’E [Equidistant between Tribsees and Gransebieth, Germany]. 5 parachutes were seen coming from one of the B-17’s but no further observations were made of the other three.

Bomb Camera Photo:
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Track Chart:
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A.A. Gunfire (Flak) Report:

1. Target: Assigned - Politz, Germany Bombed - Stettin, Germany
2. Route as Flown. - Nordmarsch–Langeness Island – Kappeln – Nustrow – Friedland – target – Kletstock - 54°48’N-14°00’E [Above Baltic Sea 46 miles NNE of Peenemunde, Germany] – N. tip of Langeland Island – center of Sylt Island.
3. Weather Conditions - A. at Target. - Broken clouds varying from 4 to 10/10.  B. En route - ____
4. Were our A/C "Seen" or "Unseen" targets? (a) At Target - seen  (b) Enroute - probably seen
 Any Condensation Trails? - ____
5. Description of Flak, including type of Fire Control: Moderate, mostly low and to the right; accuracy for height increased as our planes flew over the area; and some of the bursts were accurate. Black and white bursts were observed. Type of fire control employed is not known.
6. Flak encountered or observed en route. (In the order experienced) -
 Flensburg, 1319, 18,000’ – about 6 guns, inaccurate.
 Eckernforde, 1323, 18,500 – meager, inaccurate.
 Amberes, 1800, 18,000’ – 3 guns, inaccurate.
 Sylt Island, 1807, 17,000’ – 3 guns, inaccurate.
 All probably continuous following.
7. Was Chaff carried? - Yes  How discharged? 3 minutes before IP to bombs away.
8. Position of Group - Lead
9. Group – 351  A/C over enemy terr. – 16  A/C damaged – 9  A/C lost to flak – 0 Time over Target – 1437 
Time of bombs away – 1437 Height – 14,300’ Axis of attack – 130° Mag. Bomb run – 180 sec.
10. Comments - Phenomena: None

Combat Crew Comments:

1. Combat Crew Comments, as recorded at interrogation of the mission of this date.

    508th Sqdn.
A/C 146-D Don’t use the new formation for PFF. – Lt. Rohde.
  High group almost bombed us. – Lt. Stevens.
A/C 757-G We would like to have hot water for showers when we come back from a mission. – All EM.[Enlisted Men]

    510th Sqdn.
A/C 028-Q A lot of bombs fell wild today; I think we need more formation flying practice. – Lt. Baird.

    511th Sqdn.
A/C 748-V Please don’t send out wet trucks to pick up crews…the one today had just been washed and the floor was puddle – Lt. Wellbeloved.
A/C 216-Y 401st Group forced us out on bomb run; they bombed first and forced high squadron all out of formation. – Lt. Willard.
  We were short two flak suits – this has happened before – Lt. Stennett.
A/C 492-B 401st Group flew through our formation and dropped ahead of our group. They disrupted our entire formation. – Lt. Power.
A/C 318-S We were minus some flak suits. – Sgt. Henry.

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

Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives:
    1. Airplane No. 42-31702, 508th Squadron returned early as planned.
    2. Airplane No. 42-31748, 511th Squadron returned early as planned.
  2. Battle Damage:
    1. Airplane No. 42-38146, 508th Squadron. Very small flak hole top of #3 nacelle. Skin on cowling damaged.
    2. Airplane No. 42-31711, 508th Squadron. Flak hole in fuselage just forward of Co-pilot’s windshield. Skin, compass, and Navigator microphone wires damaged.
    3. Airplane No. 42-102576, 510th Squadron. Flak hole through left horizontal stabilizer, skin and bulkhead and channel damaged. Flak hole through left wing tip. Skin, corrugation and bulkhead damaged.
    4. Airplane No. 42-38028, 510th Squadron. Small flak hole in leading edge of left wing outer panel, skin and corrugation damaged.
    5. Airplane No. 42-38038, 510th Squadron. Flak hole on top of right wing outer panel. Skin, corrugation, and compression member damaged. Small flak tear under side of right stabilizer.
    6. Airplane No. 42-97191, 511th Squadron. Landing light lens on right wing hit by flak, lens and lamp damaged.
    7. Airplane No. 42-38153, 511th Squadron. Very small flak hole underside of left wing outer panel, skin and corrugation damaged.
    8. Airplane No. 42-107216, 511th Squadron. Small flak hole underside of left wing near #2 nacelle. Skin damage only.
    9. Airplane No. 42-97492, 511th Squadron. Small flak hole in skin of Navigator’s compartment left side.

[Signed:] Carl A. Ekblad, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer

Armament Report – Lead Combat Box:
  1. The following armament malfunctions were reported on the Mission of 13 May, 1944.
    1. A/C 42-31975 – The ball turret motor burned out and is being replaced.
    2. A/C 42-97325 – (All electrical) The left bomb rack released in salvo first, and the right rack released in train immediately afterwards. The salvo micro switch had frozen at altitude.
    3. A/C 42-38146 – The bomb bay doors would not open electrically until after having been cracked open manually by use of the hand crank. There was no delay in the release of the bomb load.
  2. A total of five (5) all electrical ships participated in the Mission.
  3. The Station Ordnance Officer has reported the expenditure of 2,360 rounds of caliber .50 ammunition on the Mission of 13 May, 1944.
[Signed:] Michael Steele, CWO, USA, Group Armament Officer

Disposition of Bombs – Lead Combat Box:

1. Following is the disposition of bombs on the Mission of 13 May, 1944.

Main BombfallOver TargetBombingNumberSizeTypeFusing: NoseTail
(Stettin)1614532100 lb.GP [General Purpose]1/10 1/10
Total Bombs Dropped532100 lb.GP1/10 1/10
Bombs Brought Back (by Flying Spares)76100 lb.GP1/10 1/10
TOTAL BOMBS LOADED608100 lb.GP1/10 1/10
NOTE: Does not include PFF A/C.
  Two ships over target but not bombing carried leaflets.

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

Deficiencies and Disabilities:

1. Following interrogation a negative report is hereby submitted for the above mission.

[Signed:] Ernest J. Cater, 1st Lt., Air Corps, Group Equipment Officer

Aircraft Returning Early:

Aircraft No. 1702  Squadron - 508   Pilot - Lt. Johnson
Time of Abortive - ____  Location when Aborted - ____
Reason - Spare
Disposition of Bombs: Brought Back
Altitude At Time of Aborting: ____
Enemy Opposition Encountered - None
[Signed] G. Johnson, 1st Lt.

“J” Form:
  1. Call Letter and Last Four numbers of A/C in each Squadron:
    a. 94th Combat Wing   Lead Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: 7325–H, 1757–G, 1711–F, 8146–D, 6151–M, 2470–J, (1702–A Spare)
    Sqdn 509th A/C:
    Sqdn 510th A/C: 1975–O, 2576–C, 8028–Q, 8038–R
    Sqdn 511th A/C: 7216–Y, 7492–B, 8153–F, 1714–R, 7191–X, 7318–S, (1748–V Spare)
    P.F.F. Sqdn 324 A/C: 7649–E, 7594–B

  2. Target: GQ-1551
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T KZX  R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T TUZ  R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T ___  R/T ____Squadron511 [Call Sign]W/T WDZ  R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. a. Lead Box: Taxi–0935; Take-Off –0950; E.T.D. Field–0950
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    11086,000 Ft Louth
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    130812,000 Ft 54°34'N-08°55'E [3.5 miles W of Struckum, Germany]
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    160612,000 Ft 55°12'N-08°30'E [Northern tip of Romo Island, Denmark]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    18104,000 Ft Cromer
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1845 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "G"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" Low Box
    508 Squadron: 38 x 100# G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 Nose [Fuse] x 1/10 Tail [Fuse] - Nickels [plane] 2470-J & 6151-M
    509 Squadron:
    510 Squadron: 38 x 100# G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 Nose [Fuse] x 1/10 Tail [Fuse]
    511 Squadron: 38 x 100# G.P. [General Purpose] 1/10 Nose [Fuse] x 1/10 Tail [Fuse]

  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2700 Gallons
  13. Group Leader:
    a. Lead Box: Name: Elzia Ledoux  Rank: Lt. Col.  A/C: 7649-E  Sqdn. 324th
  14. Passengers, if any: (Full Name, Rank, A/C and Squadron Passenger flying with)

Report Compiled By C.A. Blanchard, M/Sgt.

Formation Chart:
Lead Combat Box Formation Take–Off
510th Squadron
A/C 42-97649 E PFF
A/C 42-31975 O
A/C 42-97594 B PFF
A/C 42-102576 C
A/C 42-38038 R
A/C 42-38028 Q
508th Squadron511th Squadron
A/C 42-97325 H
A/C 42-107216 Y
W. Condon
A/C 42-31711 F
R. Condon
A/C 42-31757 G
A/C 42-38153 F
A/C 42-97492 B
A/C 42-38146 D
A/C 42-31714 R
A/C 42-102470 J
A/C 42-6151 M
A/C 42-97318 S
A/C 42-97191 X
A/C 42-31702 A Spare
A/C 42-31748 V Spare

Lead Combat Box Formation Over–Target
510th Squadron
A/C 42-97649 E PFF
A/C 42-31975 O
A/C 42-97594 B PFF
A/C 42-102576 C
A/C 42-38038 R
A/C 42-38028 Q
508th Squadron511th Squadron
A/C 42-97325 H
A/C 42-107216 Y
W. Condon
A/C 42-31711 F
R. Condon
A/C 42-31757 G
A/C 42-38153 F
A/C 42-97492 B
A/C 42-38146 D
A/C 42-31714 R
A/C 42-102470 J
A/C 42-6151 M
A/C 42-97318 S
A/C 42-97191 X

Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 1100  Briefing: 0700  Stations: 0915  Start Engines: 0925  Taxi: 0935  Take-off: 0950  Leave Base: 0950 [Breakfast: 0600]

 [Wounded - 0]
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