351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #206

Credited Mission #200

 
DATE: 19 Sep. 1944
Target: Low Box Bombed RR Marshalling Yards,
Soest, Germany
Lead Box Bombed RR Marshalling Yards
at Emmerich, Germany
 
Briefing Outline:
  1. Airplane and Crew Assignment Check.

  2. Time Schedule:
     Low Box
    Stations   –0900
    Start Engines –0910
    Taxi     –0920
    Take Off   –0935
    Last Take Off –1045

  3. Targets:
    Primary: Soest, Germany [RR] Marshalling Yard
    Secondary: Hamm, Germany [RR] Marshalling Yards, PFF or Visual
    Last Resort: Any Military Objective Positively Identified In Germany & East of Current Strategic Bomb Line.

  4. Loading:
    351 “A”: 12/500 lb. G.P.'s [General Purpose] 1/10N [Nose] - 1/40T [Tail]
    351 “B”:
    Composite:
    Nickels [Propaganda Leaflets] in Ship # - None
    Chaff: Each A/C - 288 Units. All A/C Commence Release Two (2) minutes before I.P. [Initial Point of Bomb Run] & Continue for 12 Min.

  5. Gasoline Loading: 2200 gallons
    Remarks: ____

  6. Wing Formation:
     Wing Formation  94th (A) CBW  94th (B) CBW  94th (C) CBW  Comp. CBW 
    Lead457351st401
    Low457351st401
    High457351st401

  7. Division Formation:
    PositionCBW [Combat Wing]TargetDeparture Time at Coast
    Lead94th "A"Soest1130
    2nd94th "B"Soest1132
    3rd94th "C"Soest1134
    4th1st "A"Hamm1136
    5th1st "B"Hamm1138
    6th1st "C"Hamm1140
    7th40th "A"Unna1142
    8th40th "B"Unna1144
    9th41st "A"Hamm1146
    10th41st "B"Hamm1148
    11th41st "C"Hamm1150
    2nd Division
    3rd Division10 CBW'sBielefeld, Munster,
    Osnanruck, Salzbergen
    1130 at Clacton
    Marauders
    RAF [Royal Air Force]

    Remarks: ____
     Base Reference Altitude 24,000'
     Division Assembly Line: Lowestoft To 5115-0256.
     Interval Between CBW's - 2 minutes.
  8. Fighter Cover:
    • [Force][Latitude & Longitude][Call Sign]
       P-51's (Front)  5045-0500  Balance 2-1 
      P-51's (Rear) 5045-0500  Balance 2-2 
      P-47's (Close) Target  Balance 2-3 

  9. Group Assembly:
    BoxAltitudePlace
    Lead 10,000'  Kings Cliffe 
    Low9,000'Kings Cliffe
    High11,000'Kings Cliffe

  10. Navigator - _____
  11. S-2 - _____
  12. Weather - _____
  13. Special Instructions to Gunners, Bombardiers, and Radio Operators:
    A. Type of Bombing Formation -
    Intervalometer Settings: If Visual - Salvo; If PFF - 150'.

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

  15. (A) Code Words –
    PFF Bombing –In Clear [Words]
    Visual Bombing –In Clear [Words]
    Authenticator –Western Reserve
    Recall –Duces are Wild
    Weather Code –VBTAI
    Release "CHAFF" –In Clear [Words]

    (B) Call Signs:
    Call SignFlaresRemarks
    351st LeadWoodcraft Baker LeadGY [Green Yellow]
    351st HighWoodcraft Baker HighGG
    351st LowWoodcraft Baker LowRR
    401st A
    401st B
    457th A
    457th B
    Composite
    1st C.B.W.
    40th C.B.W.
    41st C.B.W.
    Composite C.B.W.

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

    Control Points:Fighter Reference Points:
    1 - English CoastH - Brussels
    2 - Belgian CoastO - Liege
    3 - 5020-0628L - Coblenz
    _____S - Hamm
    _____T - Osnarruck
    _____E - Zwolle
    _____R - Eindhoven

    Remarks: ____
    Scouting Force: 8 P-51's A/C (Buckeye Red) will be in target area 20 min. before arrival of Lead C.B.W. to report on target weather. Will call "Woodcraft A Able Leader" (Glatton).

    (D)
    Colors of the Day
    TimeColorLetterChallenge
    0100 – 0700Y-YRNS
    0700 – 1300R-RRFX
    1300 – 1900RRYP

    (E) Ships To Monitor [Radio Channels A, B, C & D]
    1. - All except:
    2. - Y-171; M-964; P-258
    3. - R-714; F-674; M-900
    4. - All available

  16. Let-Down on Kings Cliffe, if overcast.
    351st A   030° Mag. [Magnetic Compass Heading]
    351st B   ___° Mag.
    401st A   ___° Mag.
    457th A   ___° Mag.

  17. Flying Control. –
    1. Taxi Plan.
    2. Emergency Fields - Bradwell 5144N-0054E
    3. Landing Aids.

  18. Special Instructions:
    A. Camera A/C to Return - Lead Box - Cregar - B-082, Hi Box - Knight - Z-696, Low Box - Sullivan - C-843.
    Spares turn back: Belgian Coast.


Operational Narrative:
  1. Date of Mission - 19 September, 1944.
    1. Targets Attacked:
      Lead Box: Emmerich, Germany (Target of Opportunity).
      High Box: Did not bomb.
      Low Box: Soest, Germany (Primary Target).
    2. Force – 94th "B" Combat Wing – Thirty-eight aircraft including two flying spares and two PFF aircraft, took off.
    3. Position – Briefed and flew as second in First Bomb Division Formation.
    4. Lead Teams:
      Lead Group
      Air Commander: Lt. Col Burton K. Voorhees
      Pilot:Captain sterling L. McClusky
      Navigator:1st Lt. Edward B. Maltby
      Bombardier:1st Lt. John J. Schadegg

      High Group
      Group Leader: Major Paul L. Fishburne
      Pilot:Captain Eli S. Fowler
      Navigator:1st Lt. Seymore R. Levinson
      Bombardier:1st Lt. John W. Heck
      Low Group
      Group Leader: Captain James F. Lowery
      Pilot:1st Lt. Lloyd S. Leland
      Navigator:1st Lt. Richard R. Cheswick
      Bombardier:2nd Lt. Earl G. Maxwell
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Group & Wing Assembly - The assembly was carried out at the Kings Cliffe buncher at 14,700 feet.
    2.  Route Over England – Departure from the assembly point was made one minute late and on course. Crowland was reached as planned, but a divergency [sic] to the north of course was flown in order to arrive at the next control point on time.
    3.  Division Assembly – Flown to the left of the briefed course in order not to interfere with the 94th "A" Combat Wing. The briefed position (second) in the Division formation was reached without difficulty. Departure from the English coast was made slightly left of the briefed point at 1130 (two minutes early) at 15,400 feet.
    4.  Flight to Target – The channel was crossed on the briefed route. The Belgian coast was reached at the briefed point at 19,500 feet and two minutes early (1205). The briefed route was followed to the target area with only slight variances which were necessary in order to follow the 94th "A" Combat Wing. Shortly before the IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run] was reached, the weather scouting force informed the Leader that it thought a visual run could be made. However, when the target area was reached, the formation was forced to fly through clouds. The target was sighted to the left of the formation, but a turn could not be made in time to make a good sighting on it. The Low Box was able to make a sighting as they were below the clouds, and attacked the primary. Due to the fact that the 94th "A" Combat Wing was essing through the clouds, the 94th "B" Combat Wing was flying almost abreast of it. With the 94th "A" in this position, it was impossible to risk an attempt to bomb Hamm, the secondary target, for the possibility of collision was too great. At a point due north of Essen a divergency was made to the left of course in order to find a target of opportunity. The Lead Box soon came upon the city of Emmerich, which had been previously bombed, and attacked it.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run – Lead Box: The primary and secondary targets were obscured by haze and contrails, and the route flown had made it impossible to attack a PFF secondary target. A target of opportunity at Emmerick, Germany was selected. The aiming point (marshalling yards) was picked up fifteen seconds before bombs away. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] was used with no malfunctions. A normal turn was made at the IP. Bombing results were observed to be fair. Pre-set data was used in the ABC Computer.
      Low Box: The target was hazy. The aiming point was picked up 90 seconds before bombs away. No trouble was encountered on the bombing run. Results were believed fair.
    6.  Flight From Target – After attacking the target of opportunity at Emmerich, Germany, the Lead Box flew to the left of the briefed route in order to avoid other formations. This attempt at avoidance was further followed on the remainder of the route to the Belgian coast. Departure from the coast was made south of the briefed point and two minutes late (1501) at 16,000 feet. The diversion message was received at that point. The route taken was directly towards Hardwick [England] until a point twenty miles east of Felixstowe was reached. A turn to the right was made to skirt the overcast. Two 360° turns were made in order to get under the bad weather, and landings were made at Hardwick and other Diversion Bases without mishap.

      The High Box lost visual contact with the Lead and Low Boxes after taking interval for the primary target. Due to contrails and clouds, it could not attack the primary or the secondary or a last resort target. This box flew the briefed route in returning and landed at Diversion Bases.
    7.  Fighter Support – Good.
    8.  Comments – Aircraft 42-38153, pilot Lt. Butler, ditched. This aircraft was hit by flak in the area of Hamm. All crew members were saved. Flak was moderate and accurate in the Munster area. No enemy aircraft were encountered.
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking – As previously indicated, the entire High Box did not attack. One flying spare returned as planned

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


Gunners Briefing Outline:

  1. Time Schedule:
    Stations   – 0900
    Start Engines – 0910
    Taxi     – 0920
    Take Off   – 0935
    E.T.R. [Estimated Time of Return] –1543

  2. Bomb Loading: 12/500 lb. G.P.'s [General Purpose] 1/10N [Nose] - 1/40T [Tail]
    Gas Loading: 2200 gallons   Assembly Altitude 10,000'
    Length of Mission: 6 Hrs. 18 Min.  Over 10,000' 4 Hrs. 30 min.
    Force
     1st Division - 11 CBW's
     2nd Division - ___
     3rd Division - 10 CBW's
    Chaff: Each A/C - 288 Units. All A/C Commence Release Two (2) minutes before I.P. [Initial Point of Bomb Run] & Continue For 12 Min.
    Remarks: Fighter Cover - P-51's In; P-47's at Target and Out.

Statistical Summary:
94th “C” 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 Sorties13121237
No. of A/C Attacking1121225
No. of A/C Not Attacking210012
Name of Primary TargetSoest, Germany
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target10012
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs12 x 500# GP0 144 x 500# GP 156 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.)Emmerich, Germany
(A) No. of A/C Attacking T.O.102*12
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 118 x 500# GP  24 x 500# GP  142 x 500# GP 
No. of A/C Lost - Total1001
No. of A/C Lost - Flak (Ditched)1001
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 Off093009320934
Time of Attack1415-1340
Average Time of Flight6:366:416:47
Altitude of Release25,585’-25,850’
Visual or PFFVisual-Visual
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyModerate and Accurate
Enemy Resistance – Fighter0000
Enemy Resistance – Bombers0000
U.S. A/C Engaged by Enemy Aircraft0000
Degree of SuccessFair-Fair

  PFF A/C were borrowed from Groups as follows: None
  PFF A/C were loaned to Groups as follows: None
  Two PFF A/C flew and attacked with the Lead Group. Flying Spare of Lead Box filled in High Box to replace an aircraft which flew
   with a 3rd Division formation.
  * The one A/C of the High Box indicated as having attacked a T/O [Target of Opportunity] is the one that flew with the 3rd Division.
  [The number of aircraft shown as having attacked a T/O [Target of Opportunity] was manually changed from one to two.]


Bombardier’s Narrative For The Mission Of This Date:
Lead Box 94th "B" Wing
Target - M/Y [RR Marshalling Yard] at Emmerich, Germany (Target of Opportunity)
  1. The Primary and Secondary target was too hazy to pick up the aiming point. The run on the PFF target was too short so the Marshalling Yard at Emmerich, Germany was bombed as a target of opportunity.
  2. An aiming point was selected 15 seconds before bombs away.
  3. Bombing results were fair.
  4. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] was used with good results.
  5. Preset data was used in the A.B.C. computer.
  6. A normal turn was made at the initial point.
  [Signed] John J. Schadegg, 1st Lt., Air Corps, Lead Bombardier, Lead Box 94th "B" Wing.


Combat Bombing Flight Record:

Bombardier - 1st Lt. Schadegg John J.
Pilot - Capt. McClusky and Lt. Col. Voorhees
Navigator - 1st Lt. Maltby, Edward B.

Aircraft B-17G   Z-687  Take-off - 0932 Landed - 1615
Objective - Emmerich, Germany (Target of Opportunity)
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - Marshalling Yards
Initial Point - Doetinchem, Germany [Netherlands]
Method of Attack - Group
No. of Attacking A/C in Group: - 11   Composite Group - ____
Number A/C Dropping Bombs by own Sighting Operation: One
Deflection and Range Sighting, Group: Lead A/C   Composite Group - ____
Range Sighting only, Group - ____   Composite Group - ____
Bombs, Types and Sizes - 500 LB. AN-M43
Number of Bombs Loaded - 11   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/40
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:

Altitude of Target - 105'Magnetic Heading Ordered 349° Actual 132°
True Altitude Above Target - 25,585True Heading 125°
Indicated Altitude - 25,000Drift, Estimated 1° Left - Actual 0°
Pressure Altitude of Target +65True Track 125°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 13,282'
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KB.S. Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 198KTime of Release 1415
Ground Speed Est. 234 Actual 168Length of Bombing Run - 40 seconds
Wind Direction Metro - 150° Actual - 120°Intervalometer Setting - Salvo
Wind Velocity Metro 10K Actual 30K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - X [Used]
D.S. - 125.4  Trail - 59   ATF - 42.28A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .51 Actual .52 Manual Pilot - ____

Type of Release - Salvo
Point of Impact If Seen - Fair
Mean Temp. Metro -3.5 Actual -3
Winds - Altitude - 24,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 150°  Actual 120°  Velocity - Metro 10K  Actual 30K
Temp C. - Metro -33° C. Actual -31° C.



Bombardier’s Narrative For The Mission Of This Date:
High Box 94th "B" Wing
  1. The High Box 94th "B" Wing did not drop any Bombs on mission of 19 September 1944.
  2. No Bombardier's report will be submitted for the High Box 94th "B" Wing.
  [Signed] William B. Lyttle, Captain, Air Corps, Group Bombardier.


Bombardier’s Narrative For The Mission Of This Date:
Low Box 94th "B" Wing
Target - Soest, Germany
  1. Target area was hazy, but aiming point was picked up 90 seconds before "Bombs Away".
  2. Bombing results were fair.
  3. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] was used with good results.
  4. Preset data was used in the A.B.C. computer.
  5. A normal turn was made at the initial point.
  [Signed] Earl G. Maxwell, 1st Lt., Air Corps, Lead Bombardier, Low Box 94th "B" Wing.


Combat Bombing Flight Record - Low Box 94th "B" Wing:

Bombardier - 1st Lt. Maxwell, Earl G.
Pilot - lst Lt. Leland, L.S.
Navigator - 1st Lt. Cheswick, R.R.

Aircraft B-17G   349  Take-off - 0933 Landed - 1540
Objective - Soest, Germany
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - As briefed
Initial Point - As briefed
Method of Attack - Group
No. of Attacking A/C in Group: - 12   Composite Group - ____
Number A/C Dropping Bombs by own Sighting Operation: ONE
Deflection and Range Sighting, Group: Lead A/C   Composite Group - ____
Range Sighting only, Group - ____   Composite Group - ____
Bombs, Types and Sizes - 500 LB., AN-M43
Number of Bombs Loaded - 12   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/40
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:

Altitude of Target - 330’Magnetic Heading Ordered 349° Actual 331°
True Altitude Above Target - 24,850’True Heading 321°
Indicated Altitude - 24,300Drift, Estimated 1° Left - Actual 4° Right
Pressure Altitude of Target - +65True Track 324°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 13066
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KB.S. Type - M-9 3425
True Air Speed - 225KTime of Release 1340
Ground Speed Est. 238 Actual 263Length of Bombing Run - 90 sec.
Wind Direction Metro - 150° Actual - 225°Intervalometer Setting - Salvo
Wind Velocity Metro 10K Actual 30K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - X [Used]
D.S. - 127.8  Trail - 59   ATF - 41.66A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .52 Actual .46 Manual Pilot - ____

Type of Release - Salvo
Point of Impact If Seen - Fair
Mean Temp. Metro -3.5 Actual -3
Winds - Altitude - 24,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 150°  Actual 225°  Velocity - Metro 10K  Actual 30K
Temp C. - Metro -33° C. Actual -30° C.



Damage Assessment Report, Mission of 19 Sept., 1944.
  1. The three boxes of this Group were assigned the M/Y [RR Marshalling Yard] at Soest, Germany as a primary target. The target was hazy and only the Low Box bombed the target.
  2. The Lead Box bombed a target of opportunity at Emmerich, Germany. Photo cover shows bombs away but no bursts are seen on the ground. Damage assessment is impossible.
  3. The pattern of the Low Box fell across the M/Y with approximately one third of the bombs hitting the yard. Haze makes damage assessment difficult but damage to the M/Y should be fairly heavy. The pattern is 3082 feet by 1644 feet with the center of the pattern very near the briefed MPI [Mean Point of Impact].
  4. The High Box returned the bombs to Base.
  [Signed:] Thomas L. Cooper, Captain, Air Corps, Group P.I. [Photo Intelligence] Officer.


Track Chart:
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Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 43-37512, 510th Squadron, returned early as planned. (Reason: Flying Spare).
  2. Battle Damage:
    1. Airplane No. 42-97687, PFF. Flak hole through left aileron. Flak hole through left inboard wing panel, forward of trailing edge. Flak hole underside right wing panel, nicked #4 fuel tank. (Minor).
    2. Airplane No. 42-97965, PFF. Two flak holes through right elevator, one flak hole through left elevator. One flak hole through tip of vertical stabilizer. Skin damage only. (Minor).

    TOTAL A/C DAMAGEDMAJOR DAMAGEMINOR DAMAGE
    222
  [Signed:] John W. Freeman, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer.


Aircraft Returning Early:

Aircraft No. 512 Squadron - 510   Pilot - Lt Cramer
Time of Abortive - ___  Location when Aborted - ___
Reason For Abortive - Flying Spare
Disposition of Bombs:
Altitude At Time of Aborting: ____
Enemy Opposition Encountered - None
Remarks:
[Signed] [No Signature]



“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: Z–7965
    Sqdn 509th A/C:
    Sqdn 510th A/C: M–7196, H–8280, B–6082, F–7124, (G–7862 Spare)
    Sqdn 511th A/C: Z–7687, X–7571, Y–8171, D–7524, R–1714, F–8153, U–7381

    b. 94th "B" Combat Wing   High Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C:
    Sqdn 509th A/C: Q–8116, N–7169, M–7964, L–7676, F–7674, V–7854, R–6156, S–9914, O–7595, T–1384, Z–7696
    Sqdn 510th A/C: Y–7651, (S–7512 Spare)
    Sqdn 511th A/C:

    c. 94th "B" Combat Wing   Low Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: H–8004, B–7349, M–7900, D–8405, P–7258, L–7956, J–7978, Q–1879, R–1192, K–8130, C–7843, F–1711
    Sqdn 509th A/C:
    Sqdn 510th A/C:
    Sqdn 511th A/C:
  2. Target: GH-444
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T WFX R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T LKQ R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T TKX R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T MKL R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. a. Lead Box: Taxi – 0920; Take-Off – 0935; E.T.D. Field – 0935
    b. ____ Box: Taxi – ____; Take-Off – ____; E.T.D. Field – ____
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    113213,000 Ft Lowestoft
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    120720,000 Ft 51°15'N-02°56'E [Ostend, Belgium]
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    145922,000 Ft 51°07'N-02°40'E [Koksijde, Belgium]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    151912,000 Ft Clacton
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1543 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "H"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" Lead Box
    508 Squadron: All A/C 12 x 500 G.P. [General Purpose] - 1/10 Nose x 1/40 Tail [Fuses]
    509 Squadron:
    510 Squadron:
    511 Squadron:

    Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" High Box
    508 Squadron:
    509 Squadron: All A/C 12 x 500 G.P. [General Purpose] - 1/10 Nose x 1/40 Tail [Fuses]
    510 Squadron:
    511 Squadron:

    Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" Low Box
    508 Squadron: All A/C 12 x 500 G.P. [General Purpose] - 1/10 Nose x 1/40 Tail [Fuses]
    509 Squadron:
    510 Squadron:
    511 Squadron:
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2200 Gallons
  13. Group Leader:
    a. Lead Box: Name: B.K. Voorhees Rank: Lt. Col. A/C: Z-7687  Sqdn. 511th
    b. High Box: Name: P.L. Fishburne Rank: Major A/C: Y-7651 Sqdn. 510th
    c. Low Box: Name: J.F. Lowery Rank: Capt. A/C: H-8004 Sqdn. 508th
  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 "B" CBW Lead Box Formation at Take–Off
511th Squadron
Voorhees–McClusky
A/C 42-97687 Z PFF
McNamara
A/C 44-8280 H
Dingle
A/C 42-97965 Z PFF
Popp
A/C 43-37524 D
Lambert
A/C 43-37571 X
Butler
A/C 42-38153 F
Schwartz
A/C 42-31714 R
Bjoring
A/C 42-97196 M
Merrill
A/C 43-38171 Y
Dargue
A/C 42-97381 U
Bennett
A/C 43-37862 G Spare*
Miller
A/C 42-107124 F
Cregar
A/C 44-6082 B

  * This Aircraft filled in the High Box position that was vacant because an aircraft flew with the 3rd Division.

94th "B" CBW Lead Box Formation Over–Target
511th Squadron
Voorhees–McClusky
A/C 42-97687 Z PFF
McNamara
A/C 44-8280 H
Dingle
A/C 42-97965 Z
Popp
A/C 43-37524 D
Lambert
A/C 43-37571 X
Butler
A/C 42-38153 F
Schwartz
A/C 42-31714 R
Bjoring
A/C 42-97196 M
Merrill
A/C 43-38171 Y
Dargue
A/C 42-97381 U
Miller
A/C 42-107124 F
Cregar
A/C 44-6082 B


94th "B" CBW High Box Formation at Take–Off
509th Squadron
Fishburne–Fowler
A/C 42-97651 Y PFF
Johnston
A/C 43-37674 F
Dawson
A/C 43-38116 Q
Walker, M
A/C 43-37854 V
Underhill
A/C 42-97169 N
Daugherty
A/C 43-39914 S
Wooten
A/C 44-6156 R
Powell
A/C 43-37676 L
Cunningham
A/C 43-37964 M
Tebbel
A/C 43-37595 O
Cramer
A/C 43-37512 S Spare*
Knight
A/C 43-37696 Z
Walker, G.T.
A/C 42-31384 T

  * Spare Aircraft returned as planned.

94th "B" CBW High Box Formation Over–Target
509th Squadron
Fishburne–Fowler
A/C 42-97651 Y PFF
Johnston
A/C 43-37674 F
Dawson
A/C 43-38116 Q
Walker, M
A/C 43-37854 V
Underhill
A/C 42-97169 N
Daugherty
A/C 43-39914 S
Wooten
A/C 44-6156 R
Powell
A/C 43-37676 L
Cunningham
A/C 43-37964 M
Tebbel
A/C 43-37595 O
Knight
A/C 43-37696 Z
Walker, G.T.
A/C 42-31384 T


94th "B" CBW Low Box Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
508th Squadron
Leland–Lowery
A/C 43-98004 H
Kennedy
A/C 43-37900 M
Miller
A/C 42-97349 B
Muhleman
A/C 43-37978 J
Ballard
A/C 43-38405 D
Galloway
A/C 42-31192 R
Lenze
A/C 42-31879 Q
Angelini
A/C 43-37956 L
Jizmejian
A/C 42-97258 P
Moulton
A/C 43-38130 K
Crutcher
A/C 42-31711 F
Sullivan
A/C 43-37843 C


Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 1130 BST [British Standard Time]  Briefing: 0630 Stations: 0900 Start Engines: 0910 Taxi: 0920 Take-Off: 0935  Leave Base: 0935 [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0500; Officers 0530; Lead Team Briefing 0545]

[Wounded On Mission: 0]
  • A/C# 42-38153  DS-F  "Bedlam Ball"  Pilot: Lt. Butler  A/C's 49th Mission  

    Aircraft Loss Circumstances:

    Although flak was light, one plane 42-38153, piloted by Lt. Butler, was so badly damaged that it had to be ditched. The entire crew was picked up by Air Sea Rescue.

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