PLAN

 

DATE: 19 APRIL1945

AVISIO VIADUCT, ITALY

MISSION: 217

C BOX 764-765TH

A BOX 765TH (SAMSON)

B BOX 764TH (PHILLIP)

11. YOUNG 10 J

11. TRAETTA (THACKSTON) 30 K A & C CHNL

11. CRUMBO 6 F

12. CARLILE 9 I

12. WHALEN (GRAY) 36 Q B CHNL

12. SARGENT 2 B

13. BOOZER 1 A

13. VLADYKA 34 O C CHANNEL

13. WOLFF 15 O

21. ARNOLT 14 N A CHNL

21. HAYES 35 P A CHNL

21. TETZLAFF 7 G A CHNL

22. FRATTONE 31 L

22. STEGEMAN 27 H B CHNL

22. PETTY 11 K

23. STAPLES 32 M

23. BREWSTER 38 S C CHNL

23. ALEXANDER 5 E

31. BARAN 23 D

31. MILLER 24 E B CHNL

31. TODD 17 Q

 

SPARE PFF 18 R

 

 

SPARE REG 12 L

 

 

 

 

F BOX 766-767TH

D BOX 767TH (TOOLCASE)

E BOX 766TH (WELLDONE)

11. FERNSTEN 41 B

11. BOYER 76 Q

11. WEIMANN 56 Q

12. COATES 48 I

12. CLARK 69 J

12. FALKNER 47 H

13. BARNHART 40 A

13. HARRISON 64 E

13. CURTIS 55 P

21. BONTEMPO 46 G A CHNL

21. HUCHZERMEIER 77 R

21. GUYTON 44 E A CHNL

22. CARD 65 F

22. CAMERON 63 D

22. MC KEE 51 L

23. YAUGER 60 A

23. HANSEN 61 B

23. RIDENOUR 49 J

31. WITEK 68 I

31. HETTINGER 74 O

31. COURTNEY 54 O

 

 

 

RADIO CHECK: 06:36

START ENGINES: A BOX 06:44 B BOX 06:46 C BOX 06:48 D BOX 06:50 E BOX 06:52

F BOX 06:54

FIRST SHIP TAXI: 06:57 FIRST SHIP OFF: 07:05

ASSEMBLED OVER LAVELLO: ALTITUDE 10,000 DEPART LAVELLO: 08:33

DEPART BOVINO: ALT 10,000 TIME 08:42

ESCORT: 50 P-38S TIME: 10:57 OVER SACNICO FOR P-T-W

LAVELLO TO BOVINO H 303 DIST 23 TIME 08:42 ALT 10,000

BOVINO TO (KP) PISTOIA H 313 DIST 250 TIME 10:17 ALT 20,000 10:16

(KP) PISTOIA TO TP #1 CREMONA H 337 DIST 81 TIME 10:45 ALT: CLIMB 24,000

TP #1 CREMONA TO TP #2 SARNICO H 359 DIST 31 TIME 10:56 ALT CLIMB 24,000

TP #2 SARNICO TO TP #3 S. LANDRO H 34 DIST 66 TIME 11:19 ALT 24,000

TP #3 S. LANDRO TO (IP) S. VALPURGA H 122 DIST 11 TIME 11:22 ALT 24,000

(IP) S. VALPURGA TO TARGET H 176 DIST 25 TIME 11:30 ALT 24,000 11:28

RALLY: SHARP RIGHT

TARGET TO TP #4 DESENZANO H 214 DIST 46 TIME 11:42 ALT DOWN 20,000

TP #4 DESENZANO TO KP PISTOIA H 175 DIST 93 TIME 12:08 ALT 20,000

KP PISTOIA TO BASE H 135 DIST 269 TIME 13:36 ALT DOWN 5,000

LANDING: 2700

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 MENTOR 1 451ST MENTOR 2 484TH MENTOR 3

RECALL SIGN: SAILFISH

FIGHTER CALL SIGNS: PLAYFAIR

WEATHER SHIP CALL SIGNS: (OUT) PUSSCAT 1 (BACK) PUSSCAT 2

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

YELLOW-YELLOW LEVEL OFF GREEN-YALLOW LET DOWN

AIRSPEEDS: 160 CLIMB, 160 CRUISE, 170 LET DOWN

INTERVALOMETER SETTING: 20 ft. (VISUAL ONLY)

GAS LOAD 2700, OXYGEN FULL, AMMO FULL, BOMBS 9-500 RDX .1 NOSE NON DELAY

TAILS

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

BY SQDN OPNS

ALTERNATE FIELDS: ROSIGNANO, DIFERNO, IESI

GROUP LEADER: MAJOR THACKSTON IN SHIP NUMBER 30 K

DEPUTY GROUP LEADER: CAPTAIN GRAY IN SHIP NUMBER 36 Q

ORDER OF FLIGHT: 461st 451st 484th

ALTERNATE TARGETS

3. (IP) DESENZANO TARGET VERONA/PARONA R/R BRIDGE H 90 ALT 24,000 RALLY:

SHARP RIGHT

4. (IP) S. LEONARDO TARGET BRESSANONE R/R BRIDGE H 116 ALT 24,000 RALLY:

SLIGHT RIGHT

5. (IP) MERANO TARGET VIPITENO R/R BRIDGE H 41 ALT 24,000 RALLY: SHARP LEFT

*** ALL GROUPS WILL BE THE SAME ALTITUDE ON ALTERNATE TARGETS ***

WING KEY POINT TIMES CALL SIGNS:

5TH NONE HOTIRON RUSSIAN RECOGNITION SIGNALS

47th 1032-1042 BREWER BASIC: ROCK WINGS

49TH 1017-1027 MENTOR SECONDARY: GREEN FLARE

55TH NONE ENCORE

304th NONE SCHOOLFRIEND

***** NO TARGETS EXCEPT THOSE ON THIS FLIGHT PLAN WILL BE BOMBED. *****