PLAN

 

DATE: 26 APRIL 1945

Lienz Marshalling Yard, Austria

MISSION: 223

 

A BOX 767TH

 

 

11. WILLING (COL ROGERS) 30 K (A & C CHANNEL)

SQDN CALL SIGNS

12. MC GINNIS (MAJ POOLE) 76 Q (A CHANNEL)

 

13. AUSTIN 65 F (C CHANNEL)

 

764 PHILLIP

21. MILLER 69 J (B CHANNEL)

B BOX 766TH

 

22. MERTZ 63 D (B CHANNEL)

11. MILLER 41 B

765 SAMSON

23. KUESTERSTEFFEN 77 R (C CHANNEL)

12. HALL 56 Q

 

31. BALLINGER 75 P (B CHANNEL)

13. HATEM 40 A

766 WELLDONE

32. CARD 74 O

21. COLEMAN 46 G

 

 

22. RIDENOUR 55 P

767 - TOOLCASE

 

23. LEDENDECKER 48 I

 

D BOX 765TH

31. PEARCE 49 J

 

11. WHALEN (BELCHER) 36 Q

 

 

12. PORCH 24 E

 

SPARE ACFT

13. WOODRUFF 23 D

E BOX 764TH

PFF: 45 F

21. VLADYKA 31 L

11. STEVENS (CLAY) 10 J

REG: 64 E 68 I

22. HAYES 33 N

12. SARGENT 8 H

 

23. BUTLER 32 M

13. FRANK 11 K

 

31. STANKO 38 S

21. BOOZER 2 B

 

32. MILLER 27 H

22. INSKEEP 12 L

 

 

23. ARNHOLT 5 E

 

 

31. BESON 7 G

RADIO CHECK: 08:23

START ENGINES: A BOX 08:25 B BOX 08:27 D BOX 08:29 E BOX 08:31

FIRST SHIP TAXI: 08:38 FIRST SHIP OFF: 08:45

ASSEMBLED OVER LAVELLO: ALTITUDE 10,000 DEPART LAVELLO: 09:56

RENDEZVOUS WITH 484-451 DEPART BOVINO: 20 MIN INTERVALS

FIGHTER RENDEZVOUS: 12 P-38 TIME: 11:57 ALT __________ OVER IDRIA P-T-W

LAVELLO TO BOVINO H 303 DIST 23 TIME 10:06 ALT: 10,000

BOVINO TO TP #1 SALINE H 357 DIST 176 TIME 11:11 ALT 17,000

TP #1 SALINE TO TP #2 LEDENICE H 002 DIST 60 TIME 11:31 ALT: 21,000

TP #2 LEDENICE TO TP #3 IDRIA H 330 DIST 62 TIME 11:53 ALT 21,000

TP #3 IDRIA TO TP #4 ARTENGA H 296 DIST 38 TIME 12:07 ALT 21,000

TP #4 ARTENGA TO IP LAGGAU H 332 DIST 35 TIME 12:19 ALT 21,000

IP LAGGAU TO TARGET H 259 DIST 25 TIME 12:30 ALT 21,000

RALLY: RIGHT

TARGET TO TP #5 ST. JOHANN H 066 DIST 25 TIME 12:42 ALT DOWN 20,000

TP #5 ST. JOHANN TO TP #6 GLODNITZ H 096 DIST 63 TIME 12:59 ALT 20,000

TP #6 GLODNITZ TO TP #7 VINCIA H 155 DIST 96 TIME 13:26 ALT 20,000

TP #7 VINCIA TO BASE H 178 DIST 258 TIME 15:05 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 CHANNEL 3 451ST CHANNEL 1 484TH CHANNEL 2

RECALL SIGN: MOONGLOW

FIGHTER CALL SIGNS: LACEWORK

WEATHER SHIP CALL SIGNS: NONE

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 30 ft.

GAS LOAD 2700, OXYGEN FULL, AMMO FULL, BOMBS 250 CLUSTERED .1 NOSE .025 TAILS

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

BY SQDN OPNS

ALTERNATE FIELDS: IESI, BIFERNO, PRKOS

GROUP LEADER: COL ROGERS IN SHIP NUMBER 30 K

DEPUTY GROUP LEADER: MAJOR POOLE IN SHIP NUMBER 76 Q

ORDER OF FLIGHT: 451st 484th - 461st

ALTERNATE TARGETS

4. (IP) SAN CANDIDO TARGET BRUNICO M/Y H 286 ALT 21,000 RALLY: RIGHT

WING KEY POINT TIMES CALL SIGNS:

5TH NONE FOOTHOLD

47th NONE PULPWOOD

55TH NONE BURGLAR

304TH NONE GROUSESHOOT

*** BOMB ONLY ASSIGNED TARGETS AND BRIEFED TARGETS OF OPPORTUNITY. ***