TARGET: VIENNA M/Y

 

DATE 13 OCTOBER 1944

BRIEFING: 0600

FIRST ATTACK UNIT

MISSION NUMBER 115

SPECIAL BRIEFING 0430

A FLIGHT (765)

 

 

1. JOHNSON (COL HAWES) 50K

 

C FLIGHT (766-765)

2. COOPER (JENKINS) 16 P

B FLIGHT (766)

1. TRIER 48 I

3. PRESH O 27 H

1. HUTCHINSON 49 J

2. WARD 40 A

4. SUNGERS 32 M

2. SHAW 56 Q

3. BLAKE 33 N

5. BARNES 38 S

3. FARNHAM 52 M

4. KING 20 A

6. WOODRUFF 36 Q

4. JEHLI 54 O

5. CROSSMAN 25 F

7. LOUCHES 31 L

5. GARNER 47 H

6. BLOXOM 35 D

 

6. FRIEDERSDORF 41 B

7. KELLEHER 29 J

SECOND ATTACK UNIT

7. SOBRIESKI 57 R

 

A FLIGHT (767)

 

C FLIGHT (764-767)

1. CRUME 62 C

B FLIGHT (764)

1. SKLANSKI 5 E

2. MILLER (TROM) 63 D

1. TIFFANY 8 H

2. MILLER 1 A

3. HERBERT 65 F

2. UNDERWOOD 7 G

3. FINK 43 D

4. PLACE 70 K

3. EMMERT 4 D

4. WALSH 68 I

5. FRAZIER 69 J

4. NAHKUNST 12 L

5. GEORGE 77 R

6. HORN 66 G

5. STEVENS 15 O

6. MC CAULEY 71 L

7. KRAHN 75 Q

6. SOUTHER 11 P

7. RAWCHUCK 76 Q

SQUADRON CALL SIGNS

7. BROWN 18 R

RADIO CHECK 0643

764TH - TWEETTWEET

766TH - WONKIE

START ENGINES:

765TH - FORTNIGHT

767TH - SUNGOLD

FIRST ATTACK UNIT: A FLIGHT 0645 B FLIGHT 0647 C FLIGHT 0649

SECOND ATTACK UNIT: A FLIGHT 0651 B FLIGHT 0653 C FLIGHT 0655

FIST SHIP TAXI: 0653 FIRST SHIP OFF: 0700

ASSEMBLED OVER LAVELLO ALT 8000 TIME 0823

RENDEZVOUS WITH 451ST & 484TH OVER WING AREA ALT 8000 TIME 0829-0839

FIGHTER RENDEZVOUS TIME 1133 ALT 25000 OVER TARGET TYPE P-38S

LAVELLO TO WING REND AREA H 310 DIST 13 TIME 0829 ALT 8000

BOVINO TO CASALNUOVO H 338 DIST 25 TIME 0848 ALT CLIMB 16000

CASALNUOVO TO KP TIJESNO H 13 DIST 135 TIME 0936 ALT 16000

KP TIJESNO TO TP 1 BOSAN PETROVEC H 38 DIST 55 TIME 0953 ALT CLIMB 23500

TP 1 BOSAN PETROVEC TO TP 2 CSURGO H 20 DIST 107 TIME 1028 ALT CLIMB

TP 2 CSURGO TO TP 3 BALATON BOLGAR H 41 DIST 38 TIME 1039 ALT CLIMB

TP 3 BALATON BOLGAR TO TP 4 GUTA H 13 DIST 70 TIME 1100 ALT CLIMB

TP 4 GUTA TO TP 5 HODONIN H 330 DIST 65 TIME 1122 ALT CLIMB

TP 5 HODONIN TO TP 6 MUSCHAU H 281 DIST 21 TIME 1130 ALT 23500

TP 6 MUSCHAU TO TP 7 JOSLOWITZ H 243 DIST 18 TIME 1136 ALT 23500

TP 7 JOSLOWITZ TO IP HOLLABRUNN H 209 DIST 12 TIME 1140 ALT 23500

IP HOLLABRUNN TO TARGET M/Y H 142 DIST 23 TIME 1140 ALT 23000

TARGET TO TP 2 CSURGO H 172 DIST 121 TIME 1228 ALT DOWN 17000

TP 2 CSURGO TO TP 1 BOSAN H 200 DIST 38 TIME 1242 ALT 17000

TP 1 BOSAN PETROVEC TO TIJESNO KP H 218 DIST 55 TIME 1301 ALT 17000

KP TIJESNO TO BASE H 180 DIST 157 TIME 1407 ALT 5000

LANDING: 2700

RADIO: BOMBER COMMAND 4885KC A CHANNEL VHF BIG FENCE FIGHTER BOMBER * WEATHER SHIP B CHANNEL VHF 49TH BOMB WING C CHANNEL VHF 15TH AF FIELDS & EMERGENCY OVER LAND D CHANNEL VHF DITCHING AND EMERGENCY OVER WATER.

CALL SIGN: 461ST LARGE CUP 22 451ST LARGE CUP 21 484TH LARGE CUP 23

RECALL-SKIPPER

FIGHTER CALL SIGNS: ESCORT CARTLOAD WITH NUMBERED SUFFIXES-WEATHER SHIP (OUT)

RETAIN 3 WEATHER SHIP (ROUTE BACK) RETAIN 4

VISUAL SIGNS: CLIMB RED YELLOW LEVEL OFF YELLOW YELLOW LET DOWN GREEN YELLOW AB AND ON PRIMARY RED RED

AIRSPEEDS: 160 CLIMB 160 CRUISE 170 LET DOWN

INTERVALOMETER SETTING: 20 ALL TARGETS

GAS LOAD 2700 OXYGEN FULL AMMUNITION FULL

BOMBS NO 8 TYPE 500lb RDX NOSE .1 TAIL .01

TOWER FLARES: GREEN START ENGINES YELLOW STAND BY PLANE RED STAND BY SQUADRON OPN

ALTERNATE FIELDS: IESI-FALCONARA-BIFERNO

GP LEADER COL HAWES IN SHIP NO 50 DEPUTY GP LEADER LT. JENKINS IN SHIP NO 16

ORDER OF FLIGHT 451ST 461ST 484TH

ALTERNATE TARGETS:

1ST PRIMARY BY PFF

2ND IP 46 58N 15 02E TO GRAZ M/Y H 70 ALT 23000 RALLY LEFT

3RD IP 46 32N 15 26E TO MARIBOR M/Y H 95 ALT 23000 RALLY LEFT