RED FORCE

SECRET

DATE: 15 APRIL 1945

 

 

 

 

A BOX (766)

 

 

11. VAHLDIECK (COL ROGERS) 79 T A&B CHANNEL

 

12. NIXON (PHILLIPS) 53 N B CHANNEL

 

13. HALL 40 A C CHANNEL

 

 

21. MISIUS 43 D A CHANNEL

 

22. BROTHERS 55 P B CHANNEL

 

23. TEBBENS 51 L C CHANNEL

 

31. RIETHOFFEN 41 B A CHANNEL

C BOX (767-766)

B BOX (767)

11. BOYER (BOYD) 73 N

11. WILLING (COL ZIDIALES) 78 S

12. BOGNER 76 Q

12. MILLER 50 K

13. HARRISON 64 E

13. HENRY 75 P

21. HUCHZERMIER 67 H

21. CLARK 69 J

22. HOSKINS 46 G

22. KUESTERSTEFFEN 66 G

23. RIDENOUR 49 J

23. CAMERON 63 D

31. MC KEE 48 I

31 STEINBERG 6 8 I

 

D BOX (764)

 

11. SAUR (TROMMER) 10 J

 

12. LIGHTBODY (POOLE) 19 S

 

13. TETZLAFF 17 Q

 

 

21. ROSS 1 A

 

 

22. CARLILIE 2 B

 

 

23. RATHFELDER 11 K

 

 

31. WOLFF 15 O

 

F BOX (765-764)

 

E BOX 765)

11. ANDERSON 32 M

 

11. BRADY (COL TODD) 23 D

12. SKINNER (BANNISTER) 39 T

 

12. BARNES 20 A

13. BREWSTER 31 L

SQUADRON CALL SIGNS

13. STAPLES 35 P

21. WOJTKOWIAK 2 7 H

764TH-PHILLIP

21. EABY 25 F

22. ALEXANDER 5 E

765TH-SAMSON

22. STANKO 26 G

23. BROWN 16 P

766TH-WELLDONE

23. MICHAELUS 33 N

31. TOOTHMAN 14 N

767TH-TOOLCAE

31. MC MILLEN 34 O

RADIO CHECK: 1033

START ENGINES: A BOX 1035 B BOX 1037 C BOX 1039 D BOX 1041 E BOX 1043

F BOX 1045

FIRST SHIP TAXI: 1048 FIRST SHIP OFF: 1055

ASSEMBLED OVER LAVELLO: ALTITUDE 10000 DEPART LAVELLO: 1216

RENDEZVOUS WITH 484-451 DEPART BOVINO THREE MIN INTERVALS

FIGHTER RENDEZVOUS:

1.     TYPE: 30 P-38S TIME: 1418 OVER TARGET P-T-W

LAVELLO TO BOVINO H 303 DIST 23 TIME 1225 ALT 10000

BOVINO TO KP. GIGLIO H 292 DIST 208 TIME 1340 ALT 18000

KP. GIGLIO TO TP#1 PIOMBINO H 340 DIST 38 TIME 1353 ALT: CLIMB 20000

TP#1 PIOMBINO TO TP #2 VOLTERRA H 032 DIST 32 TIME 1404 ALT CLIMB 20,000

TP #2 VOLTERRA TO (IP) PISTOIA H 009 DIST 32 TIME 1415 ALT 20000

(IP) PISTOIA TO TARGET H 033 DIST 31 TIME 1428 ALT 20000

RALLY: LEFT

TARGET TO R.P. SPILAMBERTO H 317 DIST 11 TIME 1432 ALT DOWN 18000

R.P. SPILAMBERTO TO TP#3 MONFESTINO H 242 DIST 13 TIME 1436 ALT 18000

TP#3 MONFESTINO TO TP#4 BORGO H 204 DIST 29 TIME 1445 ALT 18000

TP#4 BORGO TO TP#5 GORGONA H 227 DIST 44 TIME 1459 ALT 18000

TP#5 GORGONA TO TP#6 MONTECRISTO H 169 DIST 69 TIME 1520 ALT 18000

TP#6 MONTECRISTO TO BASE H 110 DIST 252 TIME 1649 ALT DOWN 5000

LANDING: 2700 feet.

RADIO: BOMBER COMMAND 4885 KC US TOWERS 6440 KC

A CHANNEL VHF BIG FENCE, FIGHTER-BOMBER, WEATHER SHIP

B CHANNEL VHF 461ST BOMB GROUP

C CHANNEL VHF 49TH BOMB WING

D CHANNEL VHF DITCHING AND EMERGENCY OVER WATER

BOMBER CALL SIGNS: 461ST ENCORE 3 451ST ENCORE 1 484TH ENCORE 2

RECALL SIGN: BLACKJACK

FIGHTER CALL SIGNS: MIXTUB

WEATHER SHIP CALL SIGNS: (OUT) SAXHORN

VISUAL SIGNALS: RED-RED ABANDON PRIMARY RED-YELLOW CLIMB

YELLOW-YELLOW LEVEL OFF GREEN-YELLOW LET DOWN

AIRSPEEDS: 160 CLIMB, 160 CRUISE, 170 LET DOWN

INTERVALOMETER SETTING: VISUAL 20

GAS LOAD 2700, OXYGEN FULL, AMMO FULL, BOMBS 250 GP CLUSTERED .1 NOSE .01 TAIL

TOWER FLARES: GREEN START ENGINES, YELLOW STAND BY SHIP, RED STAND BY SQDN OPNS

ALTERNATE FIELDS: IESI, BIFERNO, ROSIGNANO ** ORDER OF FLIGHT 451 484 - 461

GP LEADER: COL ROGERS IN # 79-T, DEP GP LEADER: MAJ PHILLIPS IN # 53-N.

ALTERNATE TARGETS: NONE.

WING KEY POINTS CALL SIGNS: WING KEY POINTS CALL SIGNS

5TH 1210 JETBLACK 55TH 1314 KEYWORD

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