351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #156

Credited Mission #150

 
DATE: 9 Sep. 1944
Target: Synthetic Oil Plant, Ludwigshaven, Germany
 
Briefing Outline:
  1. Airplane and Crew Assignment Check.

  2. Time Schedule:
     94th "B"
    Stations   –0645
    Start Engines –0655
    Taxi     –0705
    Take Off   –0720
    Last Take Off –0828

  3. Targets:
    Primary: Ludwigshaven [Germany] - Oil Plant
    Secondary: PFF - Mannheim [Germany] Industrial Area
    Last Resort: Any Military target positively identified as being East of Rhine

  4. Loading:
    351: 12 x 500# 1/10 Nose x 1/40 Tail - All A/C
    351:
    Composite:
    Nickels [Propaganda Leaflets] in Ship # - None
    Chaff: All A/C commence release of chaff at 1 minute before IP - continue for 14 minutes. Each A/C 360 units.

  5. Gasoline Loading: 2500 gallons
    Remarks: ____

  6. Wing Formation:
     Wing Formation  94th (A) CBW  94th (B) CBW  94th (C) CBW  Comp. CBW 
    Lead401351457
    Low401351457
    High401351457

  7. Division Formation:
    PositionCBW [Combat Wing]TargetDeparture Time at Coast
    Lead1st "A" Ludwigshafen 
    2nd1st "B"Ludwigshafen
    3rd1st "C"Ludwigshafen
    4th94th "A"Ludwigshafen
    5th94th "B"Ludwigshafen
    6th94th "C"Ludwigshafen
    7th41st "A"Ludwigshafen
    8th41st "B"Ludwigshafen
    9th41st "A"Ludwigshafen
    10th41st "B"Ludwigshafen
    11th41st "C"Ludwigshafen
    2nd Division10 CBW'sGustavsburg
    3rd Division10 CBW'sDusseldorf
    Marauders
    RAF [Royal Air Force]

    Remarks: Base reference altitude 21,000.
     Division assembly line - Clacton to 5107N - 0238E [Koksijde, Belgium].
     Interval between CBW's - 2 minutes.
     Zero hour 0900 hrs.

  8. Fighter Cover:
    • [Force][Latitude & Longitude][Call Sign]
       1 Group P-51's  5000N-0500E  Balance 2-1 
      1 Group P-51's 5000N-0500E  Balance 2-2 
      1 Group P-51's 4904-0738E  Balance 2-3 
      Close Support
  9. Group Assembly:
     94th "A" CBW 
    [Combat Bomb Wing]
    BoxAltitudePlace
    401st Lead 11,000'  Cottesmore [Buncher] 
    401st Low10,000'Cottesmore [Buncher]
    401st High12,000'Cottesmore [Buncher]
     94th "B" CBW 351st Lead 11,000'  Kings Cliffe [Buncher] 
    351st Low10,000'Kings Cliffe [Buncher]
    351st High12,000'Kings Cliffe [Buncher]
     94th "C" CBW 457th Lead 11,000'  Glatton [Buncher] 
    457th Low10,000'Glatton [Buncher]
    457th High12,000'Glatton [Buncher]

  10. Navigator - _____
  11. S-2 - _____
  12. Weather - _____
  13. Special Instructions to Gunners, Bombardiers, and Radio Operators:
    Intervalometer Setting - Salvo for G.P.'s [General Purpose Demolition Bombs]
    Minimum for I.B's [Incendiary Bombs] PFF - 200 feet.

  14. Squadron Leaders and Group Deputy report to Target Room. All but Pilots Dismissed.

  15. (A) Code Words –
    PFF Bombing –In clear
    Visual Bombing –In clear
    Authenticator –"Hot Nuts"
    Recall –"Ray Of Hope"
    Weather Code –BATIV
    Release "CHAFF" –In clear

    (B) Call Signs:
    Call SignFlaresRemarks
    351st AWoodcraft Baker LeadGY [Green Yellow]
    351st BWoodcraft Baker LowGG
    351st CWoodcraft Baker HighRR
    401st AWoodcraft Able Lead
    401st B
    457th AWoodcraft Charlie Lead
    457th B
    Composite
    1st C.B.W.
    40th C.B.W.
    41st C.B.W.
    Composite C.B.W.

    (C)
    U.S. FightersBalance Two
    R.A.F. Fighters
    BombersVinegrove 2-5
    U.S. Grnd. ControlColgate
    R.A.F. Grnd. Control

    Geo. Check Points:Fighter Reference Points:
    S - Weisbaden______
    H - Mannheim______
    O - Dusseldorf______
    R - Pier______
    T - Bonn______

    Remarks: ____

    (D)
    Colors of the Day
    TimeColorLetterChallenge
    0200 – 0800RYHW
    0800 – 1400R-RRSI
    1400 – 2000RRJC

    (E) Ships To Monitor [Radio Channels A, B, C & D]
    1. - All A/C except the following:
    2. - N-727, F-153, V-123
    3. - P-258, R-714, R-156
    4. - All available

  16. Let-Down on _____, if overcast.
    351st A   Kings Cliffe 030° Mag. [Magnetic Compass Heading]
    401st A   Cottesmore 010° Mag.
    457th A   Glatton 050° Mag.

  17. Flying Control. –
    1. Taxi Plan.
    2. Emergency Fields - Manston 5120N-0121E
    3. Landing Aids.

  18. Special Instructions:
     Camera A/C to Return - P-258, Y-171, C-576, M-196
     Scouting force [Weather] "Buckeye Red" 8 P-51's will furnish weather info. for penetration and withdrawal. Target weather will
      be given 20 minutes ahead of target time.
     94 CBW [Combat Bomb Wing] (All Units) approach Clacton - Splasher 6
     Crews report to all interrogation tables after mission.
     Cowl flaps open until a few seconds after T.O. [Take Off].
     Use of T-1 candle flares.
     Tail gunners turn in logs to Group Ops.


Operational Narrative – 94th “C” CBW:
  1. Date of Mission - 9 September, 1944.
    1. Target Attacked: PFF Target - Mannheim - Ludwigshaven, Germany.
    2. Force – 94th "B" Combat Wing. Thirty-eight aircraft, including two flying spares and one PFF ship, took off.
    3. Position – Briefed to fly as fifth combat wing in First Division and second in the 94th Combat Wing. Joined Division as forth and took fifth position inside of the French coast.
    4. Lead Team:
      Wing Air Commander: Major James T. Stewart
      Pilot:Captain Kenneth C. Hales
      Navigator:Lt. Lester W. Boardman
      Bombardier:Lt. Earl W. Branaman

  2. Narrative.
    1.  Group & Wing Assembly - Group and Wing Assembly: The assembly of the 94th "B" CBW [Combat Bomb Wing] was carried out at the King's Cliff buncher. The briefed assembly altitude was 11,000 feet. However, the Combat Wing Air Commander ordered an assembly at 13,000 feet because of cloud cover at the briefed altitude.
    2.  Route Over England – The assembly point was departed on time. The briefed course was followed with slight variance to Splasher #6, which was reached 30 seconds late.
    3.  Division Assembly – The briefed assembly line was not flown, but a double drift to the right was made in order to ensure reaching the departure point on time. Clacton, the departure point, was reached on course and on time at the briefed altitude of 15,000 feet. The 94th "B" CBW was in fourth position in the Division due to the fact that other wings had departed early.
    4.  Flight to Target – The briefed course was followed in crossing the channel and the French coast was crossed at the briefed point at 20,000 feet and on time (0929). A double drift to the right of course was started at the French coast. This maneuver was necessary when one of the combat wings scheduled to precede the 94th "B" CBW approached the formation from the right. Upon the conclusion of the double drift, the 94th "B" CBW was in its briefed Division position (fifth). Variances from the briefed route were made in following the preceding formations. The IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run] was slightly overshot in the return to the briefed course. This, however, caused no difficulty.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run – The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] was used by the lead plane with good results. Flak was heavy and accurate on the bombing run. The PFF equipment of the Lead Box went out and so the bombardier dropped his bombs on the smoke markers of the preceding groups. The Low and High Boxes dropped on the Lead Group of the 94th "B" CBW formation. Due to cloud cover, it was impossible to observe the bombing results.
    6.  Flight From Target – The target had been reached two minutes early (1047). The briefed route was followed with some variance on the withdrawal. The variances from the briefed route were necessary in order to stay in the proper position in the Division formation. The French coast was crossed at the briefed point at 17,000 feet at 1312, 34 minutes late. A normal let down procedure was followed. The 94th "B" CBW flew to the left of course in order to avoid any difficulties with other formations. The English coast was crossed to the right of course at 1341, 35 minutes late, at 6,000 feet. The formation returned directly to base without further incident.
    7.  Fighter Support – Good.
    8.  Comments – Aircraft 44-6108, pilot Lt. Evans, (Low Group) was seen to leave the formation, under control, with one engine out, just before the target and head back towards France. No parachutes were seen, and nothing further has been heard from this aircraft. This aircraft is carried as having attacked the primary target on the Statistical Summary. Flak at the target was intense, good for altitude and fair for deflection. Moderate flak was encountered at Germersheim, and it was reported that this was fired from flak trains in the marshalling yard and from flak barges in the river. There were 9-10ths clouds in the target area. Heavy persistent contrails further impaired visibility. No enemy aircraft were encountered.

      [According to the book "The 351st Bomb Group in WWII," pg 60, "Lt. Evans' plane, 44-6108, had an engine knocked out by flak and was forced to leave the formation and turn back to France. The plane was landed successfully and the crew returned to base." The plane's engine was eventually repaired and the plane was flown back to Polebrook. The plane was flown on its next mission on 25 Nov. 1944.]
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking – Aircraft 42-97843, pilot Lt. Van Sandt, did not drop its bombs when over the target. Aircraft 43-37512, pilot Lt. Crutcher, returned when it could not catch the formation after a late take-off. One of the flying spares returned as planned. The other stayed with the formation and completed the mission.

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


Statistical Summary:
94th "B" COMBAT BOMB WING FORMATION
Lead BoxHigh BoxLow BoxTOTAL
No. of A/C Failing to Take Off0000
No. of A/C Airborne13131238
No. of A/C Airborne Less Unused Spares13121237
No. of A/C Sorties12121236
No. of A/C Attacking11121235
No. of A/C Not Attacking2002
Name of Primary TargetMannheim, Germany (PFF Target)
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target11121235
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 130 x 500# GP  144 x 500# GP  144 x 500# GP  418 x 500# GP 
Name of Secondary Target
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Secondary Target
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
Name of Last Resort Target (LRT)
(A) No. of A/C Attacking LRT
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
Name of Target of Opportunity (T.O.)
(A) No. of A/C Attacking T.O.
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
No. of A/C Lost - Total0011
No. of A/C Lost - Flak0011
No. of A/C Lost - Flak and E/A
No. of A/C Lost - Enemy Aircraft
No. of A/C Lost - Accident
No. of A/C Lost - Unknown
Time of Take Off07170717½0719
Time of Attack10:4710:4710:47
Average Time of Flight7:077:007:15
Altitude of Release24,900’25,500’24,300’
Visual or PFFPFFPFFPFF
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyIntense and Accurate
Enemy Resistance – Fighter0000
Enemy Resistance – Bombers0000
U.S. A/C Engaged by Enemy Aircraft0000
Degree of SuccessUnobserved

PFF A/C were borrowed from Groups as follows: NONE
PFF A/C were loaned to Groups as follows: None
  1 PFF A/C was dispatched with the Lead Group and attacked the target.


Bombardier’s Narrative For The Mission Of This Date:
Target - Ludwigshaven, Germany
  1. This Group furnished the Lead, High, and Low Boxes of the 94th "B" Wing. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] was used by the Lead plane with good results. Flak was heavy and accurate on the bombing run.
    1. The PFF equipment of the Lead Box went out so the Bombardier dropped his bombs on the smoke markers of the preceding groups.
    2. The Low and High Boxes dropped on the Lead group in wing formation.
  2. Due to Cloud cover the bombing results were not observed.
  [Signed] William B. Lyttle, Captain Air Corps, Group Bombardier.


Combat Bombing Flight Record:

Bombardier - 1st Lt. Branaman 
Pilot - Capt. Hales, Kenneth & Maj. Stewart, James 
Navigator - 1st Lt. Boardman, Lester

Aircraft B-17G   L-045  Take-off - 0717 Landed - 1422
Objective - Ludwigshafen, Germany
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - P.F.F.
Initial Point - As Briefed
Method of Attack - Wing
No. of Attacking A/C in Group: - 36   Composite Group - ____
Number A/C Dropping Bombs by own Sighting Operation: ____
Deflection and Range Sighting, Group: ____   Composite Group - ____
Range Sighting only, Group - ____   Composite Group - ____
Bombs, Types and Sizes - 500# G.P. [General Purpose] AN-M43
Number of Bombs Loaded - 12 & 1 Sky Marker   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/100
Synchronization - ____

Information at Release Point:  Dropped on smoke marker of Group ahead.

Altitude of Target - 300'Magnetic Heading Ordered 56° Actual 41°
True Altitude Above Target - 24,900'True Heading 35°
Indicated Altitude - 24,900'Drift, Estimated 0° - Actual 8° Right
Pressure Altitude of Target +172True Track 43°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 15,880'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KB.S. Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 225KTime of Release 1047
Ground Speed Est. 283 Actual 285Length of Bombing Run - 3 minutes
Wind Direction Metro - 250° Actual - 250°Intervalometer Setting - 200 ft.
Wind Velocity Metro 50K Actual 60K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - X [Used]
D.S. - 127  Trail - 59   ATF - 41.72A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .65 Actual ___Manual Pilot - ____

Type of Release - 200' Train
Point of Impact If Seen - Unobserved
Mean Temp. Metro -12 Actual -12
Winds - Altitude - 24,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 250°  Actual 250°  Velocity - Metro 50K  Actual 60K
Temp C. - Metro -35° C. Actual -35° C.



Intelligence S-2 Reports:
  1. There were no leaflets were carried on today's mission.
  2. The PFF aircraft, leading this Combat Wing, had equipment trouble and bombing was done on the smoke markers of the Combat Wing ahead. 10/10ths clouds prevailed in the target area and photos show no burst of bombs.
  3. One t/e [twin engine] aircraft, possibly a jet-propelled plane because of heavy intermittent contrails, was observed enroute near the French- German border. This a/c [aircraft] did not attack but flew high above the formation and appeared to be extremely fast. There are no claims [of enemy aircraft being shot down].
  4. Flak at the target was intense, good for altitude and fair for deflection. Moderate flak was encountered at Germersheim, and it was reported that this was fired from flak trains in the marshalling yard, and from flak barges in the river. Meager flak was observed over Metz and Saarbrucken.
  5. There were 9-10/10ths clouds over the target area. Heavy, persistent contrails further impaired visibility.
  6. Nil [No military observations].
  7. Two PFF planes were dispatched with this Combat Wing. One was forced to return early; the other had equipment failure on the bomb run and bombing was not done by PFF methods, but it was done on the smoke markers of another Combat Wing. Fighter support was good. The Scouting Force provided an adequate report of weather conditions over the target, but it is suggested that contrail conditions be reported also. Our A/C 108-Y was seen to leave the formation under control, with one engine out, just before the target, headed back towards France. No parachutes were seen, and nothing further has been heard from this aircraft. Two of our aircraft were forced to land at Wittering due to hydraulic failure. One B-17 from the wing ahead was hit by flak over the target, went into a glide and exploded. No chutes were identified as coming from this plane. One aircraft from 398th Group, A/C 102390, joined our Group over France and bombed with us.


Track Chart:
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Combat Crew Comments:

    508th Squadron:
A/C 843-C: Pilots are not going according to taxi plan, and by cutting in out of turn are screwing up the whole pattern. - Lt. Van Sandt.

    509th Squadron:
A/C 004-H: Wing Lead Ship did not drop a smoke marker. - Capt. Auten, Lt. Seitz.
   Low Low element of lead Box was consistently lagging and low. No G-Box in our plane. - Capt. Auten.
A/C 957-D: Very poor leading after leaving target. Not enough evasive action. - Lt. Vagias.
A/C 252-K: Need better truck service. Suggest EM [Enlisted Men] eat first, or before non-flying personnel at end of mission. - Sgt Harper.
A/C 156-R: Formation flew directly over area at Saarbrucken where flak was moderate and accurate and could be seen quite a distance back. - Crew.

  [Signed:] Thomas L. Cooper, Captain, Air Corps, Asst Group S-2 [Intelligence]


Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 43-37512, 510th Squadron, returned early. Pilot stated he was unable to locate formation. (Reason: Personnel).
    2. Airplane No. 43-38089, 511th Squadron, returned early as planned. (Reason: Flying Spare).
  2. Battle Damage:
    1. Airplane No. 42-97258, 508th Squadron. Flak hole through left trim tab of elevator. (Minor).
    2. Airplane No. 43-37900, 508th Squadron. Skin rip by flak through dorsal fin. Skin of fuselage ripped by flak above left stabilizer. (Minor).
    3. Airplane No. 42-98004, 508th Squadron. Flak hole bottom of left stabilizer, damage to skin, rib, and stiffeners. Two flak skin holes bottom of right wing tip. (Minor).
    4. Airplane No. 42-31879, 508th Squadron. Small flak skin hole underside right outboard wing. (Minor).
    5. Airplane No. 43-38277, 508th Squadron. Flak hole underside left elevator. (Minor).
    6. Airplane No. 42-97926, 509th Squadron. Flak hole through left wing. Large flak hole through right wing, near fuselage, skin and former damaged. Flak hole in fuselage above left stabilizer. (Major).
    7. Airplane No. 43-37957, 510th Squadron. Flak hole through right elevator. Flak hole through left stabilizer, bulkhead and channel damaged. Flak hole through left flap, damaging torque tube. Flak damage to plexiglass nose, also hit fuselage above Pilot's compartment. Flak damage to #2 engine, necessitating change, circumferentials, deicer line and Pilot's windshield damaged. (Major).
    8. Airplane No. 42-107124, 510th Squadron. Flak hole underside left inboard wing panel,, damaging tokio tank, skin and corrugation. Flak hole underside #1 nacelle, damaging engine mount. [Major].
    9. Airplane No. 43-37862, 510th Squadron. Two flak holes through right wing, damaging channels, E5 Valve, and skin vent line. One flak hole through left wing tip. One flak hole through left wing inboard panel, skin damage only. (Major).
    10. Airplane No. 42-97252, 510th Squadron. Flak damage to #4 nacelle, damaging wiring, intake duct, instrument lines, and #1 main tank. Flak skin hole through dorsal fin. (Major).
    11. Airplane No. 42-102576, 510th Squadron. Landed at another field with hydraulic system out. Exact extent of damage unknown. (Major).
    12. Airplane No. 44-6082, 510th Squadron. Landed at another base with hydraulic system out. Exact extent of damage unknown. (Major).
    13. Airplane No. 43-37986, 511th Squadron. Flak hole through fuselage just rear of wing, stringer, bulkhead, tail wheel lock, and rudder trim tab cables damaged. Flak hole leading edge of left wing, damaging both tokio vent lines. (Major).
    14. Airplane No. 42-97318, 511th Squadron. Flak hole underside of right wing, inboard panel, damaging stringers, glancing off main spar. Flak hole just rear of leading edge of right wing, between fairing and #3 nacelle, damaging wing junction and skin. (Major).
    15. Airplane No. 42-97381, 511th Squadron. Flak damage to #2 nacelle, spark plug lead and push rod housing, #9 cylinder damaged. Flak hole through horizontal and left vertical stabilizer. Six inch flak tear underside left wing. Flak hole in ball turret and flak hole right of ball turret in fuselage. Flak hole through vertical stabilizer. (Major).
    16. Airplane No. 44-8045, PFF. Three flak holes underside left wing, skin and former and stringer damaged. Flak hole through left aileron trim tab. Several flak holes left side of fuselage, skin, stringer, and oxygen lines damaged. Two flak holes vertical stabilizer. Flak damage to underside right wing, damaging tokio tank. (Major).

    TOTAL A/C DAMAGEDMAJOR DAMAGEMINOR DAMAGEBY FLAK
    1611516
  [Signed:] John W. Freeman, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer


Aircraft Returning Early:

Aircraft No. 37512 Squadron - 508   Pilot - Lt. Crutcher
Time of Abortive - 0922  Location when Aborted - 51°10'N-02°30'E [10 miles NE of Dunkirk, France]
Reason For Abortive - Unable to find Group after late start.
Disposition of Bombs: Brought them back
Altitude At Time of Aborting: 20,000'
Enemy Opposition Encountered - None
Remarks: ____
[Signed] [Not Signed]



“J” Form:
  1. Last Four numbers and Call Letter of A/C in each Squadron:
    a. 94th "B" Combat Wing   Lead Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: N–7727, Q–1879, P–7258, C–7843, G–7850, M–7900, L–7956, O–8277, F–1711, R–1192
    Sqdn 509th A/C: (V–7854 Spare)
    Sqdn 510th A/C: Y–7651 Lead [PFF]
    Sqdn 511th A/C: L–8045 Deputy [Lead]
    P.F.F. Sqdn ___ A/C: ___

    b. 94th "B" Combat Wing   High Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C:
    Sqdn 509th A/C:
    Sqdn 510th A/C:
    Sqdn 511th A/C: Q–8080, G–8070, R–1714, X–7571, F–8153, K–6139, D–7524, Y–8171, H–7986, S–7318, U–7381, B–8100, (P–8089 Flying Spare)

    c. 94th "B" Combat Wing   Low Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: H–8004
    Sqdn 509th A/C: R–6156, Y–6108, L–7676, X–7926
    Sqdn 510th A/C: C–2576, K–7252, G–7862, B–6082, D–7957, Y–8123, M–7196
    Sqdn 511th A/C:
  2. Target: GS-38
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T WGD R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T UWF R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T NKP R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T JLH R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. a. lead Box: Taxi – 0705; Take-Off – 0720; E.T.D. Field – 0720
    b. ____ Box: Taxi – ____; Take-Off – ____; E.T.D. Field – ____
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    090815,000 Ft Clacton
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    092920,000 Ft 51°07'N-02°38'E [Koksijde-Bad, Belgium]
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    123820,000 Ft 51°07'N-02°38'E [Koksijde-Bad, Belgium]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    13068,000 Ft Clacton
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1337 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "H"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: "B" Lead Box
    508 Squadron:
    509 Squadron: All A/C 12 x 500# GP [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses]
    510 Squadron:
    511 Squadron:

    Bomb load of Each A/C: "B" High Box
    508 Squadron:
    509 Squadron: All A/C 12 x 500# GP [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses]
    510 Squadron:
    511 Squadron:

    Bomb load of Each A/C: "B" Low Box
    508 Squadron:
    509 Squadron: All A/C 12 x 500# GP [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses]
    510 Squadron:
    511 Squadron:
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2500 Gallons
  13. Group Leader:
    a. Lead Box: Name: J.T. Stewart Rank: Major A/C: Y-7651  Sqdn. 510th
    b. High Box: Name: R.H. Brooks Rank: Captain A/C: Q-8080 Sqdn. 511th
    c. Low Box: Name: C.H. Auten Rank: 1st Lt. A/C: H-8004 Sqdn. 508th
  14. Passengers, if any: (Full Name, Rank, A/C and Squadron Passenger flying with)
    None

Report Compiled By John Maksimik, S/Sgt.



Formation Chart:
94th "B" CBW Lead Box Formation at Take–Off
508th Squadron
Hales–Stewart
A/C 44-8045 L PFF
Miller
A/C 43-37727 N
Crabb–Glawe
A/C 42-97349 B
Muhleman
A/C 43-37850 G
Ballard
A/C 43-31879 Q
Gurke
A/C 43-37956 L
Angelini
A/C 43-37900 M
Van Sandt
A/C 42-97843 C
Jizmejian
A/C 42-97258 P
Moulton
A/C 42-38277 O
Lenze
A/C 43-37854 V Spare
Stahl
A/C 42-107124 F
Crutcher
A/C 43-37512 S


94th "B" CBW Lead Box Formation Over Target
508th Squadron
Hales–Stewart
A/C 44-8045 L
Miller
A/C 43-37727 N
Crabb–Glawe
A/C 42-97349 B
Muhleman
A/C 43-37850 G
Ballard
A/C 43-31879 Q
Gurke
A/C 43-37956 L
Angelini
A/C 43-37900 M
Van Sandt
A/C 42-97843 C
Jizmejian
A/C 42-97258 P
Moulton
A/C 42-38277 O
Stahl
A/C 42-107124 F
Lenze
A/C 43-37854 V


94th "B" CBW High Box Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
511th Squadron
Brooks–Anderson
A/C 43-38080 Q
Schwartz
A/C 43-31714 R
Bunnell
A/C 43-38070 G
Popp–Darque
A/C 43-37524 D
Lambert
A/C 43-37571 X
Lopert
A/C 43-37986 H
Adams
A/C 43-38171 X
Brown
A/C 43-37964 M
McNamara–Hadley
A/C 42-38153 F
Cregar
A/C 42-97318 S
Butler
A/C 42-38089 P Spare
Schmollinger
A/C 44-8100 B
Schoenian
A/C 42-97381 U


94th "B" CBW Low Box Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
510th Squadron
Auten
A/C 42-98004 H
Theys
A/C 42-97252 K
Fultz
A/C 42-102576 C
Belmeyer–Warne
A/C 44-6082 B
Barnhart
A/C 43-37862 G
Hennegan
A/C 43-38123 V
Ford
A/C 43-37957 D
Evans
A/C 44-6108 Y
Bennett
A/C 44-6156 R
McGee
A/C 43-37676 L
Purcell
A/C 42-97196 M
Gray
A/C 42-97926 X


Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 0900 DBST [Double British Standard Time]  Briefing: 0400  Stations: 0645  Start Engines: 0655  Taxi: 0705
Take-Off: 0720 Leave Base: 0720 [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0230; Officers 0300]

[Wounded On Mission: 0]

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