351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #214

Credited Mission #208

 
DATE: 5 Oct. 1944
Target: RR Marshalling Yard, Cologne, Germany
 
Briefing Outline:
  1. Airplane and Crew Assignment Check.

  2. Time Schedule:
     Low Box
    Stations   –0720
    Start Engines –0730
    Taxi     –0740
    Take Off   –0755
    Last Take Off –0915

  3. Targets:
    Primary: Lead - Monheim Fuel Refinery.
       High - Koln Motor Transport Factory.
       Low - Reisholz Oil Refinery.
    Secondary: Koln - Marshalling Yards.
    Last Resort: Limburg Airfield.

  4. Loading:
    351 Lead - 12 x 500 Lb. GP's [General Purpose] 1/10 Nose - 1/40 Tail [Fuses]
    351 Low - 12 x 500 Lb. GP's [General Purpose] 1/10 Nose - 1/40 Tail [Fuses]
    351 High - 12 M-17 I.B.'s [Incendiary Bomb] .40 Fusing
    Composite: ____
    Nickels [Propaganda Leaflets] in Ship # - ____
    Chaff: Each A/C 360 Units. Commence Release 10 min. before Target and continue for 15 minutes.

  5. Gasoline Loading: 2200 gallons
    Remarks: ____

  6. Wing Formation:
     Wing Formation  94th (A) CBW  94th (B) CBW  94th (C) CBW  Comp. CBW 
    Lead457351
    Low457351
    High457351

  7. Division Formation:
    PositionCBW
    [Combat Wing]
    TargetDeparture Time
    at Coast
    LeadLead Task Force41st "A"Factory1002
    2nd41st "B"Factory1000
    3rd2nd Task Force41st "C"Factory1004
    4th1st "A"Factory1002
    5th3rd Task Force1st "B"Factory1006
    6th94th "A"Factory1004
    7th4th Task Force94th "B"1008
    8th40th "A"1006
    9th5th Task Force40th "B"1010
    2nd Division12 Gps. B-24'sRheine AirfieldOrfordness
    1000
    3rd Division10 Gps. B-17'sMunster Airfields
    Marauders
    RAF [Royal Air Force]

    Remarks:
     Base Reference Altitude 26,000'
     Division Assembly line: Felixstowe to 5110[N]-0246[E].
     Interval between Task Forces: 2 minutes.
     In Each Task Force High Group flies at 28,000', Low Group at 26,000'
     Guide will be on High Group. 94th B - 28,000'

  8. Fighter Cover:
    • [Force][Latitude & Longitude][Call Sign][Type]
      3 Gps. P-51's 5107[N]-0521[E]  Balance 1-1, 1-2, 1-3 Close SupportWill Rendezvous
      With 1st Division
      1 Grp. P-51's Target Area  Balance 1-4 Close SupportWill Rendezvous
      With 1st Division
  9. Group Assembly:
    Box Altitude Place
    Lead15,000' Kings Cliffe 
    High16,000'Kings Cliffe
    Low14,000'Kings Cliffe

  10. Navigator - _____
  11. S-2 - _____
  12. Weather - _____
  13. Special Instructions to Gunners, Bombardiers, and Radio Operators:
     Intervalometer Settings: Visual - Salvo G.P.'s & Minimum on I.B.'s. If PFF - 150' for G.P.'s & I.B.'s.
     Upon reaching I.P. [Initial Point of Bomb Run] Low Group will fly as directly below High as is reasonable to minimize exposure
      time to flak.
     At I.P. 36 A/C Groups will split into 12 A/C Squadrons & go to respective targets.
     Each 12 A/C Sqdn. of the Low Group maintaining its position on & below the 12 A/C Sqdn. of the High Group.
     After Bombing, Sqdns. to make every effort to assemble into Group formation.
     If visual bombing, each box leader send strike report.

  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 –Daily Mail
    Recall –Over The Top
    Weather Code –AVIBT
    Release "CHAFF" –In Clear [Words]

    (B) Call Signs:
    Call SignFlaresRemarks
    351st LeadNormalRG [Red Green]
    351st HighNormalGG
    351st LowNormalRR
    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 One
    R.A.F. Fighters
    BombersVinegrove 1-7
    U.S. Grnd. ControlColgate
    R.A.F. Grnd. Control

    Control Points:Fighter Reference Points:
    1 - FelixstoweP - Rheine
    2 - 5110[N]-0246[E]E - Dummer Lake
    3 - 5007[N]-0743[E]R - Paderborn
    _____I - Munster
    _____S - Koln
    _____H - Koblenz

    Remarks: ____
    Scouting Force "Buckeye Red" (8 P-51's) will scout 1st Division route into Target arriving there 20 minutes prior to target time of first A/C.
    Scouting Force will remain in target area, on call, until 1st Division has bombed and then scout route home.

    (D)
    Colors of the Day
    TimeColorLetterChallenge
    0100 – 0700R-RRWL
    0700 – 1300RRPF
    1300 – 1900Y-YRCQ

    (E) Ships To Monitor [Radio Channels A, B, C & D]
    1. - All except:
    2. - A-428, T-384, P-258
    3. - L-045, A-222, H-435
    4. - _______

  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 - Framlingham - 5212N-0124E
    3. Landing Aids.

  18. Special Instructions:
     Camera A/C to Return - F-124, F-674, L-956
     Spares turn back: Belgian Coast


Operational Narrative.
  1. Date of Mission - 5 October, 1944.
    1. Target Attacked: Cologne, Germany (PFF) - Secondary.
    2. Force – 94th "B" Group – Thirty-eight aircraft including two flying spares and three PFF aircraft took off.
    3. Position – Briefed to fly seventh in the Division formation, and leading the fourth task force. However, no contact was maintained with the preceding formations.
    4. Lead Teams:
      Briefed Group Lead
      Group Leader: Lt. Col. Paul D. Wood
      Pilot:1st Lt. Charles R. Woodrum
      Navigator:1st Lt. John P. Curley
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Charles F. Henry

      Group Lead (To IP)
      Group Leader: 1st Lt. Duane S. Anderson
      Co-Pilot:2nd Lt. Mark O. Rice
      Navigator:2nd Lt. Milton J. Morrisette
      Bombardier:2nd Lt. Gerald E. Tracewitz

      Group lead (IP to Base)
      Group Leader: 1st Lt. Arthur Bartzocas
      Pilot:2nd Lt. Charles E. Daugherty
      Navigator:2nd Lt. Elver E. Huntly
      Bombardier:2nd Lt. Lloyd H. Kline
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Group & Wing Assembly - The assembly was briefed at 15,000 feet over the Kings Cliffe buncher. Actually, the group assembled at 23,000 feet due to clouds at the briefed altitude. The radio compass of the lead aircraft went out, and it was necessary to assemble with the aid of Gee fixes, rather than on the buncher.
    2.  Route Over England – Unbriefed [sic] winds of 90 MPH had blown the formation south of course, and as an extra twenty minutes had been used in assembly, it was decided to take a direct course for Control Point 1 (Felixstowe) rather than follow the briefed route. The English coast was crossed at 1017½, nine and one-half minutes late, on course at 25,000 feet.
    3.  Division Assembly Line: On the Division Assembly Line, the lead aircraft developed engine trouble, which, together with continued high winds, took the formation off the briefed course. At 1048 the lead ship turned back to base from 51°25'N-03°02'E [8.25 miles NNW of Blankenberge, Belgium]. Upon taking over the lead, the deputy leader made a sharp turn to the right in order to regain the briefed course and to avoid flak which was known to be ahead on the course then being flown. The Belgian coast was crossed slightly north of the briefed point, twenty minutes late (1055) at 28,000 feet. Visual contact was not established with the preceding formations.
    4.  Flight to Target – Having regained the briefed course. Cycle Relay [an aircraft that relayed radio messages] was so informed, and fighters were called which furnished close cover to the target area. The briefed route was followed to a point approximately ten minutes before the IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run], where the mickey set [Radar] of the lead ship went out. Information from the Scouting Force received at this time indicated that it would be a PFF target, and therefore the high squadron was called on to take over the lead of the group.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run – The lead squadron slid out to the right, with the high squadron assuming the lead of the group. At the time of bombs away, the group was reported in very good formation, with the squadrons being nearly abreast. The original high squadron leader performed all of the sighting operations for the group, and the PFF equipment of this ship operated satisfactorily. Ten-tenths clouds obscured results, but they were thought to be good with bombs falling slightly south of the briefed MPI [Mean Point of Impact]. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] functioned satisfactorily. Some difficulty was encountered on the bombing run in adjusting for winds. Bombs were away at 1151½, fourteen and one-half minutes late, at 28,000 feet.
    6.  Flight From Target – On the withdrawal, the high squadron maintained the lead because its instruments were functioning normally and weather conditions necessitated the use of instruments on most of the return across the continent. The original lead squadron returned as high squadron of the group formation. Variances from the briefed route were caused by extremely poor weather conditions. The Belgian coast was recrossed [sic] slightly north of course at 15,000 feet, eighteen minutes late (1322). Let down was begun over the channel and the English coast was reached at Felixstowe at 1350 at 5,000 feet. A normal let down was made and return to base was uneventful.
    7.  Fighter Support – As previously noted, fighters closely escorted this group to the target area, maintaining visual contact until weather prohibited the continuance of this. Area support was then afforded for the remainder of the mission.
    8.  Comments – No aircraft were lost. No enemy aircraft were encountered. Flak at the target was reported intense and accurate, and of the continuous following type. Two aircraft landed in Belgium and two landed at other bases in England, all for the purpose of refueling. All have since returned to base.
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking – Aircraft 43-37956 (Low Squadron) pilot Lt Buttell, returned from Felixstowe after having been unable to contact the formation due to weather. Aircraft 43-37676 (High Squadron) pilot Lt Walker, returned before having left the English coast because of mechanical failure of the #3 engine. Aircraft 44-8045 (PFF, Group Leader) pilot Lt Woodrum, returned from 51°25'N-03°02'E, because of internal failure of the #2 engine. The remaining thirty-five aircraft all attacked the secondary (PFF) target.

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


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 Spares13131238
No. of A/C Sorties12121135
No. of A/C Attacking12121135
No. of A/C Not Attacking1113
Name of Primary Target
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs
Name of Secondary TargetCologne, [Germany] (PFF)
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Secondary Target12121135
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 143 x 500# GP  144 x 500# IB  131 x 500# GP  274 x 500# GP 
144 x 500# IB
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 - Total0000
No. of A/C Lost - Flak
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 Off075007520753
Time of Attack115111511151
Average Time of Flight6:496:336:39
Altitude of Release28,000’ (Lead)
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
PFF AircraftSqdn.Remarks
44-8222LeadAttacked
42-97701HighAttacked
44-8045LeadReturned Early


Bombardier’s Narrative For The Mission Of This Date:
  1. M/Y [RR Marshalling Yard] at Cologne, Germany was bombed by PFF Method.
  2. Bombing was in Group Formation with the High Squadron performing the sighting operation.
  3. Turn was made at briefed I.P. as briefed.
  4. 10/10 cloud covered the target area.
  5. MPI [Mean Point of Impact] was not identified as bombing was not visual.
  6. No interference, other than Flak, was encountered on the bombing run.
  7. C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] functioned satisfactory.
  8. The lead A/C in the Lead Squadron had a malfunction and the High Squadron had to take over.
  [Signed] Lloyd H. Kline, 2nd Lt., Air Corps, Lead Bombardier, High Squadron.


Combat Bombing Flight Record:

Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Kline, Lloyd M.
Pilot - 1st Lt. Bartzocas, Arthur
Navigator - 2nd Lt. Huntley, Elver F.

Aircraft B-17G   B-701  Take-off - 0750 Landed - 1325
Objective - Cologne, Germany
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - M/Y [Marshalling Yard] (PFF Target)
Initial Point - As Briefed
Method of Attack - Group
No. of Attacking A/C in Group: - 36   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 - Aimable Cluster, 500-Lb., M17 (E4)
Number of Bombs Loaded - 12 and 1 Smoke Bomb   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - Instantaneous
Synchronization - PFF On

Information at Release Point:  10/10 cloud cover

Altitude of Target - ___Magnetic Heading Ordered 102° Actual 129°
True Altitude Above Target - 28,080True Heading 122°
Indicated Altitude - 28,600Drift, Estimated 3° Left - Actual 25° Left
Pressure Altitude of Target -90True Track 122°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 12,422
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KB.S. Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 235KTime of Release 1151
Ground Speed Est. 203 Actual 210Length of Bombing Run - 11 minutes
Wind Direction Metro - 110° Actual - 175°Intervalometer Setting - 150'
Wind Velocity Metro 29 Actual 60 MPH C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] - Yes
D.S. - 111.6  Trail - 136   ATF - 47.55A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. 44.2 Actual 43.1 Manual Pilot - ____

Type of Release - 150' Train
Point of Impact If Seen - Unobserved
Mean Temp. Metro -19 Actual -19
Winds - Altitude - 28,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 110°  Actual 175°  Velocity - Metro 29 MPH  Actual 60 MPH
Temp C. - Metro -__° C. Actual -__° C.



Track Chart:
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Combat Crew Comments:

    508th Squadron:
A/C 957-D: Poor lead - air speed erratic - 135 mph to 190 mph. - Lt. Miller.
A/C 978-J: Leader of low box did not maintain constant altitude and made difficult formation flying. - Lt. Van Sandt.

    509th Squadron:
A/C 116-Q: Assembly was at too high an altitude. - Lt. Maddux.
A/C 432-P: There was too much indiscreet talking giving position, etc., over VHF on the way in. - Lt. Powell.
A/C 696-Z: We had to wait 1½ hours for a truck after we were first to land with two engines out. - Lt. Claggett.
A/C 156-R: Lead of low element of high box very rough on controls making it hard for wing men to hold position. - Capt. Wooten.
A/C 674-F: Lead of this flight was very good. - Lt. Crews.
A/C 964-M: It is not a good idea for P-51s to come in on our tail when they meet the Group. - S/Sgt. Chmielewski.

    510th Squadron:
A/C 515-L: I froze on last 2 missions because I cannot get an electric flying suit. - Lt Cramer.
  They should inspect all ships to see if first aid kit by ball turret is there. - Lt. Cramer.
  They should give time and position relative to control points - couldn't read assembly altitude on board; cannot read chalk. -
  Lt. Gode.
A/C 512-S: Although the bomb racks are supposed to be checked before each mission, I have yet to see it done for the ships that
  I have flown in. - Lt. Handy.

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


Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 44-8045, PFF, returned early. Pilot stated that he feathered engine because an oil line was broken on #2. Investigation revealed that #7 connecting rod, #2 engine, was broken and had cracked the cylinder. This was an internal failure of the engine.
    2. Airplane No. 43-37956, 508th Squadron, returned early. Pilot stated that he could not locate the formation.
    3. Airplane No. 43-37676, 509th Squadron, returned early. Pilot stated that oil pressure on #3 engine dropped to 30 PSI, oil temperature went to 95 degrees and cylinder head temperature went to 230 degrees. The engine was ground checked, and oil pressure, oil temperature, and cylinder head temperature were found to be normal. The airplane was then test flown and oil pressure was normal up to 15,000 feet. From 15,000 to 25,000 feet , the oil pressure increased and decreased with the throttle setting varying from 65 PSI to 45 PSI. at no time did oil pressure go below 45 PSI and oil temperature and cylinder head temperature remained normal. After the airplane landed, the engine was again ground checked and this time the oil pressure increased and decreased with throttle setting, just as it had during the altitude check flight. The cause of the above mentioned malfunction has not been determined as yet.
  2. Battle Damage:
    1. Airplane No. 42-97349, 508th Squadron. Flak skin hole left stabilizer tip. Flak hit underside #1 nacelle and damaged induction system. Flak hole #4 ring cowl, damaging rocker box cover. (Major).
    2. Airplane No. 42-97169, 509th Squadron. Flak hole through right stabilizer. Three flak holes underside right wing and emerging through top, damaging skin and tokio tank. (Major).

    TOTAL A/C DAMAGEDMAJOR DAMAGEMINOR DAMAGEBY FLAK
    2202
  [Signed:] Otto Vasak, Captain, Air Corps, Station S-4 Officer [Engineering]


Aircraft Returning Early:

Aircraft No. 43-37956 Squadron - 508  Pilot - Lt. Buttel
Time of Abortive - 1115  Location when Aborted - Felixstowe
Reason For Abortive - We did not find group at Kings Cliffe buncher. Radio compass was very unsteady - used "Gee" box. Intercepted group at Felixstowe, but did not see low squadron. Waited for them since they said they would be late. We didn't [see] them.
Disposition of Bombs: Brought bombs back
Altitude At Time of Aborting: 21,000'
Enemy Opposition Encountered - None
Remarks: ____
[Signed] Robert Buttel



Aircraft No. L-045 Squadron - 511th  Pilot - Lt. Woodrum
Time of Abortive - 1040  Location when Aborted - 5125-0302E
Reason For Abortive - #7 Cylinder on #2 Engine blew.
Disposition of Bombs: brought back
Altitude At Time of Aborting: 25,000
Enemy Opposition Encountered - None
Remarks: None
[Signed] C.R. Woodrum



Aircraft No. 43-37676 Squadron - 509  Pilot - Lt. G. Walker
Time of Abortive - 1045  Location when Aborted - Approx. E of Norwich
Reason For Abortive - #3 Oil Press. slowly dropped ot 30 Lbs. at 24,000'. #3 oil temp. rose to 100°. #3 cyl. head temp. rose to 20° above red line.
Disposition of Bombs: Returned with bombs
Altitude At Time of Aborting: 23,700'
Enemy Opposition Encountered - None
Remarks: ____
[Signed] George T. Walker



“J” Form:
  1. Last Four numbers and Call Letter of A/C in each Squadron:
    a. 94th "B" Combat Wing   Lead Squadron
    Sqdn 508th A/C: (A–8222 PFF)
    Sqdn 509th A/C:
    Sqdn 510th A/C: S–7512, F–7124, L–7515, (M–7196 Flying Spare)
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (L–8045 PFF), A–8428, X–7571, G–8070, U–7381, D–7524, H–8435, Y–8171

    b. 94th "B" Combat Wing   High Squadron
    Sqdn 508th A/C:
    Sqdn 509th A/C: (B–7701 PFF) P–8432, T–1384, V–7854, N–7169, S–9914, M–7964, L–7676, R–6156, O–7595, F–7674, Z–7696, (Q–8116 Flying Spare)
    Sqdn 510th A/C:
    Sqdn 511th A/C:

    c. 94th "B" Combat Wing   Low Squadron
    Sqdn 508th A/C: B–7349, N–7727, J–7978, K–8130, F–1711, C–7843, M–7900, P–7258, O–8277, L–7956
    Sqdn 509th A/C:
    Sqdn 510th A/C: D–7957, H–8280
    Sqdn 511th A/C:
  2. Target: GQ-1620 Lead, GZ-2731 High, GO-1126 B Low
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T JYZ R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T TXU R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T MFP R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T TKT R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. a. Lead Box: Taxi – 0740; Take-Off – 00756; E.T.D. Field – At T/O [Takeoff]
    b. ____ Box: Taxi – ____; Take-Off – ____; E.T.D. Field – ____
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    100821,000 Ft Felixstowe
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    103225,000 Ft 51°10'N-02°46'E [Westende-Bad, Belgium]
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    124215,000 Ft 51°10'N-02°46'E [Westende-Bad, Belgium]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    13095,000 Ft Felixstowe
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1339 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "H"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: Lead Box
    508 Squadron: [All A/C] 12 x 500# GP's [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses]
    509 Squadron:
    510 Squadron:
    511 Squadron:

    Bomb load of Each A/C: High Box
    508 Squadron: [All A/C] 12 x M17 IB's [Incendiary Bomb]
    509 Squadron:
    510 Squadron:
    511 Squadron:

    Bomb load of Each A/C: Low Box
    508 Squadron: [All A/C] 12 x 500# GP's [General Purpose] 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses]
    509 Squadron:
    510 Squadron:
    511 Squadron:
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2200 Gallons
  13. Group Leader:
    a. Lead Box: Name: C.R. Woodrum Rank: 1st Lt. A/C: L-8045  Sqdn. 511th
    b. High Box: Name: A. Bartzocas Rank: 1st Lt. A/C: B-7701 Sqdn. 509th
    c. Low Box: Name: J.H. Geiger Rank: Capt. A/C: B-7349 Sqdn. 508th
  14. Passengers, if any: (Full Name, Rank, A/C and Squadron Passenger flying with)
    None

Report Compiled By Batinchok, Cpl.



Formation Chart:
94th "B" Combat Wing Lead Squadron Formation at Take–Off
511th Squadron
Woodrum–Wood
A/C 44-8045 L PFF
McNamara
A/C 43-38428 A
Anderson
A/C 44-8222 A PFF
Popp
A/C 43-37524 D
Lambert
A/C 43-37571 X
Evans
A/C 43-37512 S
Schwartz
A/C 43-38435 H
Hadley
A/C 42-97381 U
Johnson
A/C 43-38070 G
Merrill
A/C 43-38171 Y
Miller, J.W.
A/C 42-97196 M Flying Spare
Cramer
A/C 43-37515 L
Carle
A/C 42-107124 F


94th "B" CBW Lead Box Formation Over–Target
511th Squadron
Anderson
A/C 44-8222 A PFF
McNamara
A/C 43-38428 A
Miller, J.W.
A/C 42-97196 M
Popp
A/C 43-37524 D
Lambert
A/C 43-37571 X
Evans
A/C 43-37512 S
Schwartz
A/C 43-38435 H
Hadley
A/C 42-97381 U
Johnson
A/C 43-38070 G
Merrill
A/C 43-38171 Y
Cramer
A/C 43-37515 L
Carle
A/C 42-107124 F


94th "B" CBW High Squadron Formation at Take–Off
509th Squadron
Bartzocas–Daugherty
A/C 42-97701 B PFF
Hibbard
A/C 42-31384 T
Powell
A/C 43-38432 P
Whitaker
A/C 43-37964 M
Walker, M
A/C 43-37854 V
Wooten
A/C 44-6156 R
Walker, G
A/C 43-37676 L
McGuire
A/C 42-39914 S
Knight
A/C 42-97169 N
Hammond
A/C 43-37595 O
Maddux
A/C 43-38116 Q Flying Spare
Claggett
A/C 43-37696 Z
Crews
A/C 43-37674 F


94th "B" CBW High Squadron Formation Over–Target
509th Squadron
Bartzocas–Daugherty
A/C 42-97701 B PFF
Hibbard
A/C 42-31384 T
Powell
A/C 43-38432 P
Whitaker
A/C 43-37964 M
Walker, M
A/C 43-37854 V
Wooten
A/C 44-6156 R
Maddux
A/C 43-38116 Q
McGuire
A/C 42-39914 S
Knight
A/C 42-97169 N
Hammond
A/C 43-37595 O
Claggett
A/C 43-37696 Z
Crews
A/C 43-37674 F


94th "B" Combat Wing Low Squadron Formation at Take–Off
508th Squadron
Geiger–Trapp
A/C 42-97349 B
Levin
A/C 43-37727 N
Miller, L.M.
A/C 43-37957 D
Ballard
A/C 42-97843 C
Van Sandt
A/C 43-37978 J
Wishnewski
A/C 42-97258 P
Sullivan
A/C 43-37900 M
Stahl
A/C 42-31711 F
Orndorff
A/C 43-38130 K
Lenze
A/C 43-38277 O
Buttel
A/C 43-37956 L
Crutcher
A/C 44-8280 H


94th "B" CBW Low Squadron Formation Over–Target
508th Squadron
Geiger–Trapp
A/C 42-97349 B
Levin
A/C 43-37727 N
Miller, L.M.
A/C 43-37957 D
Ballard
A/C 42-97843 C
Van Sandt
A/C 43-37978 J
Wishnewski
A/C 42-97258 P
Sullivan
A/C 43-37900 M
Stahl
A/C 42-31711 F
Orndorff
A/C 43-38130 K
Lenze
A/C 43-38277 O
Crutcher
A/C 44-8280 H


Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 1000 BST [British Standard Time]  Briefing: Enlisted Men 0430; Officers 0500 Stations: 0720 Start Engines: 0730 Taxi: 0740 Take-Off: 0755  Leave Base: 0755 [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0330; Officers 0400]

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