PLAN

 

DATE: 24 APRIL 1945

Rovereto Marshalling Yard, Italy

MISSION: 221

 

A BOX 765TH

 

 

11. WELTON (MAJ BAKER) 30 K (A & C CHANNEL)

SQDN CALL SIGNS

12. VLADYKA 35 P (A CHANNEL)

 

 

13. BREWSTER 32 M (C CHANNEL)

 

764 PHILLIP

21. TRAETTA (CAPT GRAY) 36 Q (B CHANNEL)

 

22. CUNNINGHAM 33 N (B CHANNEL)

 

765 SAMSON

23. KELLIHER 25 D (C CHANNEL)

B BOX 764TH

 

31. MC MILLEN 5 E (B CHANNEL)

11. YOUNG 8 H

766 WELLDONE

32. BARAN 34 O (B CHANNEL)

12. LONGINO 6 F

 

33. MILLER 27 H (B CHANNEL)

13. BOOZER 1 A

767 - TOOLCASE

41. HOLLY 24 E (B CHANNEL)

21. CRUMBO 4 D

 

 

22. GULIS 17 Q

 

 

23. ARNHOLT 11 K

 

 

31. LIGHTBODY 2 B

 

D BOX 767TH

32. CARLISLE 12 L

 

11. WILLING (COL WORDEN) 79 T

33. ALEXANDER 15 O

 

12. AUSTIN 67 H

41. TODD 7 G

SPARE ACFT

13. HARRISON 61 D

 

SPARE PFF 19 S

21. BOGNER 77 R

E BOX 766TH

SPARE REG 66 G

22. CAMERON 60 A

11. WIEMAN 41 B

 

23. BALLINGER 68 I

12. GUYTON 40 A

 

31. MILLER 69 J

13. BARNHART 64 E

 

32. CHENNAULT 65 F

21. FALKNER 56 Q

 

33. KUESTERSTEFFEN 63 D

22. MISIUS 46 G

 

41. MERTZ 75 P

23. CURTIS 55 P

 

 

31. COLEMAN 44 E

 

 

32. BONTEMPO 48 I

 

 

33. COURTNEY 51 L

 

 

41. MC KEE (LT. BOYD) 49 J

RADIO CHECK: 06:28

START ENGINES: A BOX 06:30 B BOX 06:42 D BOX 06:44 E BOX 06:46

FIRST SHIP TAXI: 06:43 FIRST SHIP OFF: 06:50

ASSEMBLED OVER LAVELLO: ALTITUDE 10,000 DEPART LAVELLO: 07:56

RENDEZVOUS WITH 484-451 DEPART BOVINO: TIME 0804 20 MIN INTERVALS BETWEEN GPS

FIGHTER RENDEZVOUS: 24 P-51 TIME: 10:35 ALT __________ OVER SESTRI P-T-W

BOVINO TO TP #1 GORGONA H 302 DIST 276 TIME 10:05 ALT CLIMB 21,000

TP #1 GORGONA TO TP #2 SESTRIH 341 DIST 55 TIME 10:28 ALT: 21,000

TP #2 SESTRIH TO TP #3 VILMONORE H 20 DIST 108 TIME 11:07 ALT 23,000

TP #3 VILMONORE TO TP #4 PONTE DI LEGNO H 47 DIST 23 TIME 11:14 ALT 23,000

TP #4 PONTE DI LEGNO TO IP S. ANTONIO H 116 DIST 13 TIME 11:17 ALT 23,000

IP S. ANTONIO TO TARGET H 154 DIST 22 TIME 11:25 ALT 23,000

RALLY: LEFT

TARGET TO TP #5 LEGNAGO H 178 DIST 40 TIME 11:38 ALT DOWN 20,000

TP #5 LEGNAGO TO TP #6 MODENA H 209 DIST 36 TIME 11:48 ALT 20,000

TP #6 MODENA TO BASE H 139 DIST 298 TIME 13:19 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 GREENHERD 1 451ST GREENHERD 2 484TH GREENHERD 3

RECALL SIGN: DARKHORSE

FIGHTER CALL SIGNS: COALMAN

WEATHER SHIP CALL SIGNS: (OUT) AIRSLUG 1 (BACK) AIRSLUG 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: VISUAL 20 ft.

GAS LOAD 2700, OXYGEN FULL, AMMO FULL, BOMBS 10-500 RDX .1 NOSE .025 TAILS

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

BY SQDN OPNS

ALTERNATE FIELDS: ROSIGNANO, IESI, BIFERNO

GROUP LEADER: MAJOR BAKER 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) CIVIDATE CAMUNO TARGET PESCHIERA TODT SUPPLY DUMP H 150 ALT 20,000

RALLY: RIGHT

7. (IP) MARCARIA TARGET GHEDI AMMO FCTY H 337 ALT 20,000 RALLY: SHARP LEFT

WING KEY POINT TIMES CALL SIGNS:

5TH NONE CRAWFORD

47th NONE CANTAB

55TH NONE GREATJOY