PLAN ABLE

RED FORCE

9 MARCH 1945

 

A BOX 766TH

 

 

11. VAHLDIECK (MAC DOUGALL) 53 N (A & C CHANNEL

 

12. MILLER (PARSONSON) 50 K (B CHANNEL)

 

13. FALKNER 43 D (C CHANNEL)

 

SQDN CALL SIGNS:

21. COATES 46 G (A CHANNEL)

D BOX 765TH

764TH PHILLIP

22. WEBB 47 H (B CHANNEL)

11. WHALEN 29 J

765TH SAMSON

23. PHILLIPS 41 (C CHANNEL)

12. BRADY 34 O

766TH WELLDONE

31. COLEMAN 56 Q (B CHANNEL)

13. EABY 35 P

767TH TOOLCASE

32. BARCUS 48 I (C CHANNEL)

21. BREWSTER 38 S

 

33. MAHLUM 54 O (A CHANNEL)

22. CHALMERS 7 G

 

 

23. VLADYKA 33 N

 

SPARE PFF 10

31. FLATTONE 49 J

 

 

32. WOJTKOWIAK 27 H

 

 

33. BARAN 40 A

RADIO CHECK: 0927

START ENGINES: A BOX 0930 B BOX 0932

FIRST SHIP TAXI: 0943 FIRST SHIP OFF: 0950

ASSEMBLED OVER LAVELLO: ALTITUDE 7,000 DEPART LAVELLO: 1055

DEPART BOVINO: ALT 7,000 TIME 1106

FIGHTER RENDEZVOUS:

1.     TYPE: 36 P-51S TIME: 1258 ALT 22,000 OVER FELDKIRCHEN P-T-W

LAVELLO TO BOVINO H 303 DIST 23 TIME 1106 ALT 7,000

BOVINO TO CASALNUOVO H 338 DIST 25 TIME 1118 ALT CLIMB 13,000

CASALNUOVO TO (KP) ZMAN H 4 DIST 143 TIME 1220 ALT: 13,000 1323

(KP) ZMAN TO TP #1 PREDOVOR H 351 DIST 143 TIME 1328 ALT CLIMB 23,000

TP #1 PREDOVOR TO TP #2 FELDKIRCHEN H 336 DIST 30 TIME 1341 ALT CLIMB 23,000

TP #2 FELDKIRCHEN TO TP #3 GR. RAMING H 18 DIST 71 TIME 1409 ALT CLIMB 23,000

TP #3 GR. RAMING TO TP #4 WEISELBURG H 58 DIST 29 TIME 1418 ALT CLIMB 23,000

TP #4 WEISELBURG TO (IP) TURNITZ H 137 DIST 20 TIME 1423 ALT 23,000

(IP) TURNITZ TO TARGET H 197 DIST 30 TIME 1430 ALT 23,000

RALLY: SLIGHT LEFT

TARGET TO TP #5 LENTI H 138 DIST 68 TIME 1451 ALT DOWN 22,000

TP #5 LENTI TO TP #6 PRIJEDOR H 179 DIST 98 TIME 1515 ALT 22,000

TP #6 PRIJEDOR TO BASE H 193 DIST 226 TIME 1629 ALT DOWN 5,000

LANDING: 2700 feet

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 HOTIRON 2 451ST HOTIRON 3 484TH HOTIRON 1

RECALL SIGN: POOLTABLE

FIGHTER CALL SIGNS: LACEWORK

WEATHER SHIP CALL SIGNS: (OUT) LEAD GROUP WILL FURNISH

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

YELLOW-YELLOW LEVEL OFF GREEN-YALLOW LET DOWN

AIRSPEEDS: 160 CLIMB, 160 CRUISE, 170 LET DOWN

INTERVALOMETER SETTING: VISUAL 20 FT. PFF VISUAL ONLY

GAS LOAD 2700, OXYGEN FULL, AMMO FULL, BOMBS 7-500 GP .1 NOSE .01 TAIL

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

BY SQDN OPNS

ALTERNATE FIELDS: IESI, DIFERNO, PRKOS (YUGO)

GROUP LEADER: CAPT MAC DOUGALL SHIP NUMBER 53 N

DEPUTY GROUP LEADER: CAPT PARSONSON SHIP NUMBER 50 K

ORDER OF FLIGHT: 484 461 451

ALTERNATE TARGETS

4. (IP) LANGENWANG TARGET GRAZ STA. & F/Y H 195 ALT 23,000 RALLY: RIGHT

6. (IP) TURNITZ TARGET KAPFENBURG GEBRUDER BOHLER ENG WKS H 178 ALT 23,000

RALLY: LEFT

11. (IP) ST. LORENZEN TARGET SELZTHAL M/Y H 349 ALT 21,000 RALLY: LEFT

WING KEY POINT TIMES CALL SIGNS: RUSSIAN RECOGNITION SIGNALS

5TH LARGECUP BASIC: ROCK WINGS 3 TO 5 times

55TH PUMPUP SECONDARY: RED FLARE

49TH FOUNDWELL

304TH RACLIFF