351st Bomb Group

Polebrook, England

Group Mission #228

Credited Mission #222

DATE: 5 Nov. 1944
Target: R.R. Marshalling Yard, Frankfurt, Germany
Briefing Outline:

    1. TARGETS: 
    2. Visual Primary: Frankfurt [Germany] M/Y [Marshalling Yard]
    3. PFF Primary: Frankfurt M/Y
    4. Visual Secondary: Frankfurt M/Y
    5. PFF Secondary: None
    6. Last Resort: Giessen M/Y

    Zero Hour: - 0930
    Stations: - 0720
    Start Engines: - 0730
    Taxi: - 0740
    Take Off: - 0755
    Target Time: - ____
    ETR [Estimated Time
       of Return]:
    - 1411

      Gasoline 2,300 Gallons
     Lead - 6 x 1000 S.A.P. [Semi-Armor Piercing] Fusing 3 - 1/10 – 1/40 & 3 - 1/10 – 1/10
     High - 6 x 1000 S.A.P. [Semi-Armor Piercing] Fusing 3 - 1/10 – 1/40 & 3 - 1/10 – 1/10
     Low - 6 x 1000 S.A.P. [Semi-Armor Piercing] Fusing 3 - 1/10 – 1/40 & 3 - 1/10 – 1/10
     Composite - ___

  3. Intervalometer Settings: Visual – Salvo // PFF - Minimum

  4. Chaff: All bomber A/C [Aircraft] will commence release of chaff at IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run] & continue for 12 minutes. Each A/C will carry 288 units.

  5. Division Formation:
    Disposition of Forces [Bomb Group]TargetTime of Departure
    “A” Gp. in 94 CBW
    [Combat Bomb Wing]
    457 Frankfurt 0933
    “B” Gp. in 94 CBW 351Frankfurt0934
    “C” Gp. in 94 CBW401Frankfurt0935
    1 Div. Lead398Frankfurt0930
    2nd CBW98Frankfurt0931
    3rd CBW381Frankfurt0932
    4th CBW457Frankfurt0933
    2nd Div.36 SqdnsKarlsruhe M/Y
    Thionville – Ground Support
    3rd Div.12 Grps.Ludwigshafen M/Y
    Thionville – Ground Support

    PFF A/C to fly as: 2 PFF – Lead and Deputy Lead in Lead Squadron.
    REMARKS: ____

  6. Fighter Cover: 4 Gps. of P-51’s, 1 close [Support] (1-2)
  7. Other Forces: 1 Grp. 47’s on Patrol through target at IP time.
  8. Assembly:
    Lead at9,000'feet on Kings Cliffe Buncher
    High at10,000'feet onKings CliffeBuncher
    Low at8,000'feet onKings CliffeBuncher
    401st at10,000'feet onCottesmoreBuncher
    457th at10,000'feet onGlattonBuncher
    Composite at____feet on____Buncher

    Combat Wing Assembly Line: Kings Cliffe - Spalding
    Division Assembly Line: Grt. Yarmouth - 51°14’N - 02°55’E [Ostend, Belgium]

  9. Navigator - _____

  10. S-2 - _____

  11. Weather - _____

  12. Special Instructions:
     a. Type of Bombing Formation - 36 A/C Group – 3 x 12 ship Sqdns.
     b. Bombardier and Navigator of the #3 A/C of each sqdn. report to Photo Lab.
      They are: Lead - ____ High - ____ Low - ____
     c. Camera A/C L-956, R-156, D-524 to return at ____
     d. Spares to turn back at Continental Coast
     e. REMARKS: See para. 5G on main F.O. [Field Order] & read.
     [Paragraph 5G on main Field Order reads: First Division SCS-51 Localizer will be used in this operation for purpose of checking range and operation of this equipment. The SCS-51 will be sited at 4902N-0558E [Near Onville, France, 11 miles SW of Metz, France] and will transmit a beam each side and through this point along a magnetic north and south axis. Pilots will get a yellow indication to the west of the line and blue indication to the east of the line. Frequency selector "U-Uncle". Operation to be continuous from dawn until conclusion of operations. Report results attained on YS reports.]


    351stWoodcraft B - BakerRG [Red Green]Major Gorham
    401stWoodcraft C - CharlieRYMajor De Jonckheere
    457thWoodcraft A - AbleRYMajor Syptak
    1st Div. Air CommanderSwordfish - AGGColonel Hunter
    94th CBW Air CommanderWoodcraft A - AbleRYMajor Syptak

    FightersBalance - One
    BombersVinegrove 1-5
    Grnd. ControlMohair – on Channel 741

    Control Points:Fighter Reference Points:
    C.P. 1 - Great YarmouthN - Malmedy
    C.P. 2 - 51°14’N-02°55’EO - Koblenz
     [Ostend, Netherlands]T - Gissen
    C.P. 3 - 50°36’N-05°30’EI - Heidelberg
     [Liège, France]F - Karlshrue
    _____Y - Metz
    Remarks: Reference Altitude: 21,000’

  14. Colors of Day are on Flimsy.

    Ships To Monitor [Radio Channels A, B, C & D]
    1. Channel “A” - All except the following:
    2. Channel “B” - P-258, N-169, P-676
    3. Channel “C” - 67th F.W.[Fighter Wing] Q-799
    4. Channel “C” - 8th A.F., G-567
    5. Channel “D” - All available

    1. Runway on Take Off. ____
    2. Expected Runway on return. ____
    3. Emergency Airfields on Continent. ____

Operational Narrative – Lead Combat Box:
  1. Date of Mission - 5 November, 1944.
    1. Target Attacked: Frankfurt, Germany (Primary Target) by PFF methods with visual assist.
    2. Force: 94th “B” Group. Thirty-eight aircraft, including two PFF ships and two flying spares, were dispatched.
    3. Position: Briefed and flew as the second group in the 94th Combat Wing Formation.
    4. Lead Teams
      Group Lead
      Air Commander: Major John D. Gorham, Jr.
      Pilot:Captain John T. Eickhoff
      Navigator:1st Lt. Stanley J. Goodman
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Warren C. Steitz

      Group Lead (Bombing)
      Leader: 1st Lt. Joseph S. Angelini
      Pilot:2nd Lt. Virgil M. Bullock
      Navigator:1st Lt. Benton F. Love, Jr.
      Bombardier:1st Lt. Earl G. Maxwell

       [Combat Bombing Report & all Lead Formation Charts show 2nd Lt. Frank H. Reising as Bombardier.]
  2. Narrative.
    1.  Squadron and Group Assembly: The assembly was carried out at the altitude of 10,000 feet over the King’s Cliffe buncher. The increase of 1,000 feet over the briefed altitude was necessary in order to clear the cloud cover.
    2.  Route Over England: Departure from the assembly area was made thirty seconds early. Spalding was reached on course and on time. A deviation to the north of course was then flown in order to permit the 94th “A” Group to get ahead. Cromer was reached two minutes early (0923) and an “S” turn was flown in order to get into position behind the 94th “A” Group.
    3.  Division Assembly Line: Departure from the English coast was made at the briefed point at 0934 (on time) at the briefed altitude of 12,000 feet. The 94th “A” Group was followed when it flew to the left of the briefed course and gradually closed in on the briefed course. The 94th “B” Group was flying in its briefed position. The Belgian coast was crossed north of Ostend at 1007, seven minutes late, at 17,500 feet. The briefed course was contacted just within the coast.
    4.  Route to Target: The briefed route was flown over the continent. Bombing altitude was not reached until shortly before the IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run]. Due to a bombsight malfunction approximately ten minutes before the IP [Initial Point of Bomb Run] was reached, the deputy leader took over the lead of the 94th “B” Group. The IP was reached on course at 1103, nine minutes late.
    5.  Description of Bombing Run: The bombing was done by PFF methods with a visual assist. Bombing was done in group formation with the Lead Squadron flying a magnetic heading of 92°, the High Squadron, 102°, and the Low Squadron, 82° at the time of bomb release. The High Squadron encountered some difficulty from the prop wash of a preceding group on the bomb run which had cut in front of the 94th “B” Group, and also moved to uncover the Low Squadron. The briefed turn was made at the IP. Five to seven tenths cloud cover was observed in the target area. No other difficulties were encountered on the bomb run. The C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] was not used because the Deputy Leader did not have sufficient time to set it up upon assuming the lead of the formation.
    6.  Flight From Target: After attacking the primary target, at 1111½ - eight and one-half minutes late - the 94th “B” Group followed the 94th “A” Group on the withdrawal. The Group Leader replaced the deputy in the lead position. With the exception of some divergency [sic] in the target area, the withdrawal was made on the briefed route. Departure from the Belgian coast was made at 1258, five minutes early. Shortly after leaving the Belgian coast, the diversion message was received. The formation altered course, and flew directly to Beccles. The English coast was crossed at 5,000 feet and landings were made at Beccles starting at 1352. Three aircraft returned directly to base, thirty-two landed at Beccles and left there at 1826 (last take-off) and one aircraft remained at Beccles overnight when it became stuck in the mud. A normal let-down procedure had been previously followed.
    7.  Fighter Support: Good.
    8.  Comments: No aircraft were lost. No enemy aircraft were encountered. Flak at the target was moderate, scattered, and generally inaccurate. Ten-tenths clouds were encountered up to the target area, which was found to be five to seven-tenths covered. The Scouting Force information proved to be accurate and helpful.
    9.  Aircraft Not Attacking: Two flying spares returned as planned.

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

Statistical Summary:
Lead BoxHigh BoxLow BoxTOTAL
No. of A/C Failing to Take Off0000
No. of A/C Airborne13131238
No. of A/C Airborne Less Unused Spares12121236
No. of A/C Sorties12121236
No. of A/C Attacking12121236
No. of A/C Not Attacking0000
Name of Primary TargetFRANKFURT, GERMANY
(A) No. of A/C Attacking Primary Target12121236
(B) No., Size & Type Of Bombs 72 x 1000# SAP 
[Semi-Armor Piercing]
 72 x 1000# SAP  70 x 1000# SAP  214 x 1000# SAP 
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 - 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 Off075007520754
Time of Attack1111½ 1111½ 1111½
Average Time of Flight6:056:106:14
Altitude of Release24,930’25,530’24,330’
Visual or PFFPFF with Visual Assist
Enemy Resistance – AA Intensity & AccuracyMODERATE AND INACCURATE
Enemy Resistance – Fighter0000
Enemy Resistance – Bombers0000
U.S. A/C Engaged by Enemy Aircraft0000
Degree of SuccessFAIR

PFF A/C were borrowed from Groups as follows: ____
PFF A/C were loaned to Groups as follows: ____

Lead Bombardier’s Narrative:
Date - 5 Nov. 1944
Field Order # 457
Squadron or Group - Lead Sqdn., 94th "B" Group
Target - M/Y [RR Marshalling Yard] at Frankfurt, Germany
  1. Type of Bombing (Visual, PFF or Combined)?  PFF methods with visual assistance.
  2. Did Squadron perform own sighting operation, bomb on smoke marker, or was bombing done in Group Formation? Bombing was in Group Formation with the High Squadron flying a magnetic heading of 102° and the Low Squadron flying a mag. heading of 82° at time of bombs away.
  3. Was turn made at briefed I.P.? Yes.
  4. Cloud coverage and visibility. 5-7/10 cloud cover.
  5. If Visual, when was MPI identified? If not actually seen, how was it located? PFF.
  6. Any Interference on Bomb Run? None
  7. Did C-1 [Autopilot] function satisfactory? Was not used.
  8. Any other factors affecting accuracy? None
  [Signed] Frank H. Reising, 2nd Lt., Air Corps, Lead Bombardier

Combat Bombing Flight Record - Lead Squadron 94th “B” Group:

Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Reising, Frank H.
Pilot - 1st Lt. Angelini, Joseph S.
Navigator - 1st Lt. Goodman, Stanley J.

Aircraft B-17G   Z-687  Take-off - 0750 Landed - 1745
Objective - M/Y [Marshalling Yard] at Frankfurt, Germany.
Aiming Point (MPI) [Mean Point of Impact] - PFF methods with visual assist.
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: Lead A/C   Composite Group - ____
Range Sighting only, Group - __   Composite Group - ____
Bombs, Types and Sizes - 6 x 1,000-LB., A.P. [Armor Piercing] M52’s
Number of Bombs Loaded - As above   Released - Same
Fusing, Nose - 1/10   Tail - 1/40
Synchronization - On

Information at Release Point:

Altitude of Target - 310'Magnetic Heading Ordered 110° Actual 104°
True Altitude Above Target - 24,930’True Heading 098°
Indicated Altitude - 25,000’Drift, Estimated 1° Left - Actual 4° Left
Pressure Altitude of Target 350True Track 94°
Altimeter Setting 29.92Actual Range 15,696.47
Calculated Indicated Air Speed - 150KBomb Sight Type - M-9
True Air Speed - 189KTime of Release 1111½
Ground Speed Est. 276 Actual 238Length of Bombing Run - 8 min.
Wind Direction Metro - 280° Actual - 260°Intervalometer Setting - Minimum
Wind Velocity Metro 55K Actual 50K C-1 Pilot [Autopilot] _____
D.S. - 129.5  Trail - 36   ATF - 40.90A-5 Pilot _____
Tan. D.A, Est. .62 Actual .59 Manual Pilot - X [Used]

Type of Release - Train
Point of Impact If Seen - Unobserved
Mean Temp. Metro -35 Actual -30
Winds - Altitude - 25,000 Ft.  Direction - Metro 280°  Actual 260°  Velocity - Metro 55K  Actual 50K
Temp C. - Metro -35° C. Actual -30° C.

High Squadron dropped on Lead Squadron on a mag. heading of 112°.
Low Squadron dropped on Lead Squadron on a mag. heading of 82°.

Preliminary Damage Assessment:
  1. The three squadrons of this Group attacked the M/Y [Marshalling Yards] at Frankfurt, Germany. The target was partially covered by 5-7/10ths clouds and bombing was by PFF methods with visual assistance. Photo cover is complete but clouds, smoke and haze make it impossible to plot all bursts.
  2. The bombs of the lead squadron fell in the vicinity of the A/D [Airdrome], approximately one and one-half miles short (west) of the briefed MPI [Mean Point of Impact]. The pattern is mainly concentrated around the A/D buildings and across the railroad tracks that form the choke point of the M/Y. At least two bombs hit trains on the railroad and one explosion can be seen.
  3. Bombs away can be seen from the high squadron, but a definite pattern cannot be plotted. Six bursts from either the lead or high squadron are seen in the southern M/Y near the flyover, approximately 3,000 feet to the right (south) of the briefed MPI. This M/Y is crowded with trains and some damage will be done.
  4. Bombs away can be seen from the low box, but clouds prevent the bursts from being plotted. From the ground detail visible at bombs away and from the smoke markers it would indicate that the bombs of the low squadron fell approximately two miles over the MPI and near the center of the old part of Frankfurt city. This section is the industrial heart of the city, and damage should be heavy.
  [Signed:] Thomas L. Cooper, Captain, Air Corps, Group P.I. [Photo Intelligence]

Narrative Teletype Report:
  1. No leaflets were carried on today's mission.
  2. The three squadrons of this Group bombed the primary target at Frankfurt [Germany] by PFF method [Radar] with visual assist. Photos show the main concentration to be approximately 1½ miles short of the briefed MPI [Mean Point of Impact], in the vicinity of the aerodrome. Some bursts are observed on the railroad track and some in the city. Scattered bursts fell into the city area near the main passenger station.
  3. There was no enemy aircraft opposition, and no claims [of enemy planes being shot down] are being submitted.
  4. Flak at the target was moderate, scattered, and generally inaccurate. Meager flak was observed at Koblenz, and meager, inaccurate flak was encountered at the Moselle River at 50°10’N – 07°20’E [Treis-Karden, Germany], at the Rhine River at 50°15’N - 07°37’E [Osterpai, Germany], and at Wiesbaden.
  5. There were 10/10ths cloud conditions up to the target area, at which point there were scattered, 5-7/10ths, clouds.
  6. The M/Y [Marshalling Yard] at Windecken, 50°14’N, 08°53’E, was observed to have quite a few goods wagons, and some activity.
  7. PFF units were employed; however, the bomb sight in the lead A/C went out and the deputy lead took over five minutes before the IP and made the bomb run by PFF with visual assist. The fighter support was reported as good. Scouting Force information proved to be accurate and helpful. One B-17, believed to be from the Combat Wing behind, was seen to go down in flames at approximately 50°30’N - 08°30E [NE of Schoffengrund, Germany] at 1127 hours. Some crews reported seeing two chutes while others reported seeing none. Our A/C F-366 [Should be F-566.] is stuck in the mud at Beccles and could not return to its home base. None of our A/C is missing.

Track Chart:
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Combat Crew Comments:

    508th Squadron:
A/C 727-N: We landed at 1810 and got a truck at 1925, which is one hour and fifteen minutes of waiting. – Lt. Wiese.
A/C 410-A: Transportation from plane to interrogation room very poor. – Lt. Herzog.
A/C 753-C: Transportation seems to be harder to get with every mission; we waited more than one hour and a half this evening. –
      Lt. Johnson.
A/C 130-K: Let’s get the trucks out in time. We were wet and we still had to wait over an hour for transportation. – Lt. Kevorkian.

    509th Squadron:
A/C 676-L: We waited more than an hour for a truck after we were out of the plane and ready to come in. – Lt. Walker.
A/C 964-M: Transportation was the worst in last four months. We were on the hardstand at 1740 and truck arrived at 1905. –
      Lts. Whitaker and Cantrell.
A/C 591-U: We had to wait an hour and forty minutes for transportation. – Lt. Whittaker.
      Prop wash was very bad today. – Lt. Whittaker.
      Poddington formation came right at us three different times on the way to the coast. – Lt. Gwyn.

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

Mission Summary Report:
  1. Abortives and Flying Spares:
    1. Airplane No. 43-38277 [43-37277], 508th Squadron, returned early as planned.
    2. Airplane No. 43-37862, 510th Squadron, returned early as planned.
  2. Battle Damage:
    1. Airplane No. 43-38130, 508th Squadron. Flak hole entered bottom of right wing, inboard panel, damaging diagonal brace. (MAJOR).
    2. Airplane No. 43-38799, 508th Squadron. Flak hole left wing onboard panel, damaging heater duct, skin and corrugation. (MINOR).
    3. Airplane No. 43-38070, 511th Squadron. Flak hole entered trailing edge of vertical stabilizer at connection and emerged through rudder, skin, fabric and former damaged. (MAJOR).

  [Signed:] John W. Freeman, Captain, Air Corps, Group Engineering Officer

“J” Form:
  1. Last Four numbers and Call Letter of A/C in each Squadron:
    a. 94th "B" Group   Lead Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: A–8410, C–8753, G–8567, H–8666, J–7978, K–8130, L–7956, N–7727, P–7258, Q–8799, (O–8277 Flying Spare)
    Sqdn 509th A/C: (B–7701 PFF)
    Sqdn 510th A/C: None
    Sqdn 511th A/C: (Z–7687 PFF)

    b. 94th "A" Group   Low Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: None
    Sqdn 509th A/C: None
    Sqdn 510th A/C: None
    Sqdn 511th A/C: A–8428, B–8691, D–7524, F–7705, G–8070, H–8435, N–8592, P–2676, Q–8080, U–7381, X–7571, K–8585

    c. 94th "A" Group   High Squadron - 351st Group
    Sqdn 508th A/C: None
    Sqdn 509th A/C: C–8640, F–6566, L–7676, M–7964, N–7169, P–8432, Q–8116, R–6156, T–1384, V–7854, U–8591
    Sqdn 510th A/C: A–8465, (G–7862 Flying Spare)
    Sqdn 511th A/C: None
  2. Target: GH-577
  3. W/T and R/T Operational Call Sign of each Squadron:
    Squadron508 [Call Sign]W/T JWV R/T CARLTONSquadron510 [Call Sign]W/T RTF R/T TIPSTAFF
    Squadron509 [Call Sign]W/T TBM R/T HOTMINTSquadron511 [Call Sign]W/T MJV R/T PARTNERSHIP
  4. Taxi – 0740; Take-Off – 0755; E.T.D. Field – 0755
  5. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (OUT)
    093412,000 Ft Great Yarmouth
  6. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (IN)
    100019,000 Ft 51°14'N-02°55'E [Ostend, Netherlands]
  7. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing Enemy Coast: (Out)
    130325,000 Ft 51°14'N-02°55'E [Ostend, Netherlands]
  8. Time:Height:  Place of Crossing English Coast: (IN)
    133910,000 Ft Clacton
  9. E.T.R.(Estimated Time of Return) Base: 1411 Hours
  10. MF/DF [Medium Frequency/Direction Finder] Section: "G"
  11. Bomb load of Each A/C: "A" Lead Box
    Lead Squadron: 3 x 1000 SAP [Semi-Armor Piercing] - 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses] and 3 x 1000 SAP [Semi-Armor Piercing] - 1/10 x 1/10 [Fuses]
    High Squadron: 3 x 1000 SAP [Semi-Armor Piercing] - 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses] and 3 x 1000 SAP [Semi-Armor Piercing] - 1/10 x 1/10 [Fuses]
    Low Squadron: 3 x 1000 SAP [Semi-Armor Piercing] - 1/10 x 1/40 [Fuses] and 3 x 1000 SAP [Semi-Armor Piercing] - 1/10 x 1/10 [Fuses]
    ___ Squadron:
  12. Fuel Load of each A/C: 2300 Gallons
  13. Leaders:
    a. Lead Box: Rank & Name: Maj. Gorham A/C No & Sqdn. B-7701 PFF 509
    b. High Box: Rank & Name: 1st Lt. Secrest A/C No & Sqdn. P-8432 509
    c. Low Box: Rank & Name: 1st Lt. Popp A/C No & Sqdn. Q-8080 511
  14. Passengers, if any: (Full Name, Rank, A/C and Squadron Passenger flying with)

Report Compiled By I.C. Muesing, S/Sgt.

Formation Chart:
94th "B" Group Lead Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
508th Squadron
A/C 42-97701 B PFF
A/C 43-38130 K
A/C 42-97687 Z PFF
A/C 43-37978 J
A/C 43-38666 H
A/C 43-38753 C
A/C 43-38567 G
A/C 43-38799 Q
A/C 42-97258 P
A/C 44-8410 A
A/C 43-38277 O Spare*
A/C 43-37727 N
A/C 43-37956 L

[* - Spare A/C returned as planned.]

94th "B" Group High Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
509th Squadron
A/C 43-38432 P
Whitaker, G.
A/C 43-37964 M
A/C 43-38116 Q
Walker, M
A/C 43-37854 V
Walker, G.
A/C 43-37676 L
Whittaker, W.
A/C 43-38591 U
A/C 43-38465 A
A/C 42-97169 N
A/C 44-6566 F
A/C 42-31384 T
A/C 43-37862 G Spare*
A/C 43-38640 C
A/C 44-6156 R

[* - Spare A/C returned as planned.]

94th "B" Group Low Squadron Formation at Take–Off and Over Target
511th Squadron
A/C 43-38080 Q
A/C 43-38435 H
A/C 43-37957 D
A/C 43-38428 A
A/C 43-38585 K
A/C 43-37705 F
A/C 43-97381 U
A/C 42-102676 P
A/C 43-38070 G
A/C 43-38592 N
A/C 43-37571 X
A/C 43-37524 D

Time Schedule:
Zero Hour: 0930 BST [British Standard Time]  Briefing: Enlisted Men 0415, Officers 0445 Stations: 0720 Start Engines: 0730 Taxi: 0740 Take-Off: 0755  Leave Base: 0755 [Breakfast: Enlisted Men 0315, Officers 0345]

[Wounded On Mission: 0]
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