PLAN BAKER

 

2 MARCH 1945

 

A BOX 767TH

 

 

11. HERBERT (POOLE) 50 K A & C CHANNEL

 

12. ARENTS (PARSONSON) 19 S B CHANNEL

 

13. VOGEL 67 H C CHANNEL

B BOX 764TH

 

21. MC GINNIS 76 Q A CHANNEL

11. STEVENS 12 L

 

22. HUCHZERMEIER 77 R B CHANNEL

12. YOUNG 4 D

 

23. BOGNER 65 F C CHANNEL

13. ROSS 5 E

 

31. CONNOR 73 N B CHANNEL

21. BROWN 7 G

 

 

22. SPEHALSKY 17 Q

 

D BOX 765TH

23. LONGINO 26 G

 

11. GRAY (WELTON) 45 F

 

F BOX 766TH

12. WHALEN 23 D

 

11. MILLER 56 Q

13. LOUCHES 32 M

 

12. FERENSTEN 40 A

21. WOJTKOWIAK 38 S A CHANNEL

 

13. MC KEE 51 L

22. SKINNER 29 J

SQUADRON CALL SIGNS:

21. COATES 43 D

23. VLADYKA 26 G

764TH PHILLIP

22. CURTIS 41 B

31. HEINZE 33 N

765TH SAMSON

23. MAHLUM 62 D

 

766TH WELLDONE

31. BONTEMPO 75 P

 

767TH - TOOLCASE

RADIO CHECK: 08:42

START ENGINES: A BOX 08:45, B BOX 08:47, D BOX 08:49, F BOX 08:51

FIRST SHIP TAXI: 08:58 FIRST SHIP OFF: 09:05

ASSEMBLED OVER LAVELLO ALTITUDE 10,000 FT. DEPART LAVELLO 10:00

REND. WITH 451-484 IN BEND. RECTANGLE ALT. 10,000 FT. TIME 10:10

ESCORT: 36-P-51S INTERCEPT AT KITZBUHEL AT 13:00 AT 23,000 FT.

LAVELLO TO BOVINO H 303 DIST 23 TIME 10:10 ALT. 10,000 FT.

BOVINO TO CASALNUOVO H 338 DIST 25 TIME 10:20 ALT CLIMB 22,000 FT.

CASALNUOVO TO (KP) COAST H 343 DIST 256 TIME 12:08 ALT CLIMB 2,000 FT.

(KP) COAST TO TP #1 PASIANO H 309 DIST 23 TIME 12:18 ALT CLIMB 26,500 FT.

TP #1 PASIANO TO TP #2 PREIN H 357 DIST 121 TIME 13:08 ALT CLIMB 26,500 FT.

TP #2 PREIN TO TP #3 LANDALI H 020 DIST 51 TIME 13:26 ALT CLIMB 26,500 FT.

TP #3 LANDALI TO (IP) ULRICH BENG H 092 DIST 49 TIME 13:41 ALT 26,500 FT.

(IP) ULRICH BENG TO TARGET H 149 DIST 28 TIME 13:55 ALT 26,000 FT.

RALLY SHARP RIGHT RALLY SHARP RIGHT

TARGET TO TP #4 LAMBACK H 236 DIST 93 TIME 14:05 ALT DOWN 22,000 FT.

TP #4 LANBACK TO TP #5 GRAFENSTEIN H 168 DIST 93 TIME 14:27 ALT 22,000 FT.

TP #5 GRAFENSTEIN TO TP #7 44-40, 13-20 H 213 DIST 72 TIME 15:02 DN 20,000

TP #7 44-40, 13-20 TO BASE H 156 DIST 239 TIME 16:22 ALT DOWN 5,000 FT.

LANDING: 2700 FT.

RADIO: BOMBER COMMAND 4885 KC U S 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-TRUEMAN #3, 451-TRUEMAN #2, 484-TRUEMAN #1

RECALL SIGN: CARSON

FIGHTER-CALL SIGNS: FIRTREE

WEATHER SHIP CALL SIGNS: (OUT) CLEARGUM #1, (BACK) CLEARGUM #2

VISUAL SIGNALS: R-Y CLIMB, Y-Y LEVEL OFF, G-Y LET DOWN, R-R ABANDON

PRIMARY TARGET

AIRSPEEDS: 160 CLIMB, 160 CRUISE, 170 LET DOWN

INTERVALOMETER SETTING: VISUAL 30 FT. PFF 150 FT.

GAS LOAD 2700, OXYGEN FULL, AMMO FULL, BOMBS 7-500 RDX .1 N .01 TAIL

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

BY SQ OPNS.

ALTERNATE FIELDS: FALCONARA, IESI, PESCARA, PRKOS-(YUGO)

GROUP LEADER: MAJOR POOLE IN SHIP NUMBER 50 K

DEPUTY GROUP LEADER: LT. PARSONSON IN SHIP NUMBER 19 S

ORDER OF FLIGHT: 484 451 461

ALTERNATE TARGETS

#3 (IP) KNITTLEFELD TGT GRAZ-KOFLACHER F/Y H 111 ALT 24,000 RALLY SHARP LEFT

#8 (IP) D. LANDSBORG TGT MARIBOR M/Y H 133 ALT 24,000 RALLY RIGHT

#13 (IP) MOTTA D. LIV TGT MESTRE MAIN M/Y H 222 ALT 24,000 RALLY LEFT

WING KEY POINT TIMES CALL SIGNS: RUSSIAN RECOGNITION SIGNALS

5TH 11:37 ROASTLAMB BASIC: DIP RIGHT WING 3-5 TIMES

55TH 11:58 MOSES SECONDARY: FIRE GREEN FLARE

49TH 12:08 TRUEMAN

304TH 12:18 HOTIRON

47TH (NO KP) TIME PUMPUP