PLAN ABLE

25 FEB. 1945

 

A BOX 765TH

 

 

11. VAHLDIECK (MC DOUGALL) 53 N (A & C CHNL)

 

12. KELLEHER (THACKSTON) 45 F (B CHANNEL)

C BOX 766TH

13. BRADY 23 D (C CHANNEL)

11. SOBIESKI 56 Q

21. WOJTKOWIAK 34 O (A CHANNEL)

12. NIXON 47 H

22. VLADYKA 27 H (B CHANNEL)

13. WEIMER 43 D

23. SKINNER 38 S (C CHANNEL)

21. LAROCK 55 P

31. BREWSTER 32 M (A CHANNEL)

22. WIEMANN 54 O

 

23. HALL 46 C

 

31. COURTNEY 49 J

 

 

D BOX 767TH

 

11. BOYER (HESS) 50 K

 

12. FRAZIER 64 E

E BOX 764TH

13. HARRISON 77 R

11. SARGENT 6 F (UNDERWOOD)

21. HETTINGER 76 Q (A CHANNEL)

12. EMMERT 8 H

22. RUSH 63 D

SQUADRON CALL SIGNS

13. YOUNG 15 C

23. CAMERON 71 L

764TH PHILLIP

21. BAIRD 4 D

31. SCHULTZ 67 H

765TH SAMSON

22. LOLEWICZ 14 N

 

766TH WELLDONE

23. VILIESIS 5 E

SPARES: 66 17

767TH TOOLCASE

31. RATHFELDER 7 G

SPARE PFF: 19

 

RADIO CHECK: 0803

START ENGINES: A BOX 0805 C BOX 0807 D BOX 0809 F BOX 0811

FIRST SHIP TAXI: 0818 FIRST SHIP OFF: 0825

ASSEMBLED OVER LAVELLO: ALTITUDE: 7,000 DEPART LAVELLO 0934

RENDEZVOUS WITH 484-451 IN REND AREA ALT 7,000 TIME 0940 0950

FIGHTER RENDEZVOUS:

1. TYPE 50 P-51s TIME 1223 ALT OVER TP1 & TP2 P-T

LAVELLO TO REND AREA H 308 DIST 13 TIME 0940 ALT 7,000

BOVINO TO CASALNUOVO H 338 DIST 25 TIME 1001 ALT CLIMB 21,000

CASALNUOVO TO (KP) COAST H 343 DIST 256 TIME 1149 ALT 21,000 1149

(KP) COAST TO TP #1 SACILE H 308 DIST 32 TIME 1202 ALT CLIMB 25,500

TP #1 SACILE TO TP #2 WASSERBURG H 358 DIST 128 TIME 1253 ALT CLIMB 25,500

TP #2 WASSERBURG TO TP #3 EGGENFELDEN H 49 DIST 30 TIME 1303 ALT 25,500

TP #3 EGGENFELDEN TO (IP) ENGELHARTZEL H 85 DIST 40 TIME 1314 ALT 25,500

(IP) ENGELHARTZEL TO TARGET H 124 DIST 26 TIME 1320 ALT 25,000 1320

RALLY: LEFT THEN RIGHT

TARGET TO TP #4 AMSTETTEN H 133 DIST 22 RIME 1330 ALT DOWN 20,000

TP #4 AMSTETTEN TO TP #5 ZELTWEG H 188 DIST 57 TIME 1345 ALT 20,000

TP #5 ZELTWEG TO TP #6 ZARA H 176 DIST 185 TIME 1432 ALT 20,000

TP #6 ZARA TO BASE H 175 DIST 178 TIME 1529 ALT DOWN 5,000

LANDING: 2700 FEET

RADIO: BOMBER COMMAND 3885 KC US TOWERS 6440 KC

A CHANNEL VHF BIG FENCE FIGHTER BOMBER WEATHER SHIPS

B CHANNEL VHF 461ST BOMB GROUP

C CHANNEL VHF 49TH BOMB WING

D CHANNEL VHF DITCHING AND EMERGENCY OVER WATER

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

RECALL SIGNS: TRUMPET

FIGHTER CALL SIGNS: MAYFLOWER

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

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

GREEN-YELLOW LET DOWN

AIRSPEED: 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 LB RDX .1 NOSE .01 TAIL

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

ALTERNATE FIELDS: TEST, FALDONARA, RIMINI, PRKOS, BIFERNO

GROUP LEADER: CAPT MAC DOUGALL IN SHIP NUMBER 53 LETTER N

DEPUTY GROUP LEADER: CAPT THACKSTON IN SHIP NUMBER 45 LETTER F

ORDER OF FLIGHT: 451 461 484

ALTERNAT TARGETS

3.(IP) HIFLAU TARGET: BRUCK M/Y H 117 ALT 23,000 RALLY: RIGHT

8.(IP) KIRCHDORF TARGET: SELZTHAL M/Y H 162 ALT 21,000 RALLY: SLIGHT LEFT

14.(IP) SPITTAL TARGET: TARVISIO M/Y H 165 ALT 22,000 RALLY: VERY SLIGHT LEFT

WING KEY POINTS: CALL SIGNS:

5TH 1111 SHOCKPROOF RUSSIAN RECOGNITION SIGNALS:

55TH 1129 GREATJOY BASIC: DIP LEFT WING 2 OR 3 TIMES

47TH 1139 SHAPLEY SECONDARY: DIP RIGHT WING 2 OR 3 TIMES

49TH 1149 DRYCLEAN

304TH 1159 FRUITTART