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151st BS ......... 152nd BS ......... 153rd BS ......... 154th BS

BG...................BB...................GB..................GG


“Gentlemen at ease. Things are looking up, we had a good mission yesterday and with new recruits we are more than ready for today’s mission… ” Sgt. Murphy Pull the curtain please…”

We are always accepting new planes to join the group, as we start a fifth tour. For those of you just joining us, here is a summary of the "rules," as they are:
* I will be rolling up the mission parameters, fighter support, flak cover, weather and date for all missions.
* There is no required format for reporting your results, but the more info you present the more entertaining it is for everyone. If you track who gets injured, how many fighter kills, etc., then I can summarize that info at the end of the mission period for all bombers.
* All flights must be flown by the following Sunday (in this case, 12/10/21 ), and “jasta6” will prepare an End of Mission Report the following Monday. If you happen to miss a week or two, no big deal, just join back in when you can.
* All planes are assigned to a squadron. If you are new, just post a response in the thread giving your plane name and you will be assigned a squadron, here. Squadrons are being given a position (High, Middle, Low or Low- Low.) by jasta6, as recorded here.
* Lead and Tail positions are still being assigned to volunteers. Please note that only bombers in MIDDLE position can be lead, and only bombers in LOW-LOW position can be tail. So if you are in one of those squadrons, and nobody has yet volunteered for a position, roll 1d6. If you get a 6, you are the lucky winner.
* Our optional house rules can be found here.


”...today we focus on the transportation as we hit Rennes France… Good luck and Gods speed boys!”

MISSION One Hundred and Twelve:
Date: Friday, October 08, 1943 (1 day from last mission)
Primary Target: Rennes, France. R/Y (Rail yards)
Secondary Target: None

Bomb Load:
------ B-17F’s: 12 x 500 lb G. P. M-43 bombs
------ B-17G’s: 12 x 500 lb G. P. M-43 bombs

Bombing Altitude: 26,000 ft (High Combat Box in the bomber wing)
------ High Squadron 26,250 ft
------ Lead Squadron 26,000 ft
------ Low Squadron 25,750 ft
------ Low-Low Squadron 25,500 ft


Gazetteer:
Outbound / InBound: Zone 2: –2 W / Zone 3: -1 W / Zone 4: 0 F / Zone 5: 0 F

Primary Target Flak O/B: Light
Primary Target Flak I/B: None


Primary Target Weather: Good 2/10 Cloud (No modifiers)
Base Weather: Good 2/10 Cloud Cover (No modifiers)

Fighter Escort:
(78th Fighter Group P-47’s O/B and 355th Fighter Groups P-47’s I/B)
Zone 2 outbound: poor
Zone 3 outbound: good
Zone 4 outbound: poor
Zone 5 outbound: good
Zone 5 inbound: fair
Zone 4 inbound: fair
Zone 3 inbound: poor
Zone 2 inbound: fair

Note:
---- - Gents, don’t forget to add your Squadron Positions modifiers to the above Gazetteer values.
---- - B-17G Rules are here
---- - Those using the GAF Placement Variant: Resistant is Light. (once again) (Two Enemy A/C removed per wave)

Mission Special Rules:
A) None.


Mission Map:


-Historical Mission: (from “The Mighty 8th War Diary by R.A.Freeman) Mission 112 was a night mission with the 422nd BS of the 305th BG (H) flying in support with the RAF. The 422 sent two plane dropping “Nickels” (Leaflets) for the Allies’ effort to win the propaganda war. Two hundred and sixty-six thousand three hundred and thirty-six leaflets were dropped on the enemy target. Both planes made it home unharmed.

The 303rd operation notes state that they did not fly this mission.


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**Please read and follow as it will help us collate the information for Mission statistics and the roster thread** Thank You!

For a more detailed report please proceed to the memo


Again, please remember I would like players to, at a minimum, list the Crew (pilots name with rank and Planes name of their Fortress at the beginning of all AAR post to help me facilitate updating the Roster List? Please use the format below as this will help me create the list in a timely manor.

If this format is not followed I may have to pass over your record as it takes more time to compile than it should have to. Adding this information will make it much easier to assemble this extra fluff for our campaign. Please remember to also add your pilot’s rank.

Thank You!

EXAMPLE wrote:
Pilot: 1st Lt.. Andy Anybody
B-17: "Bombs Alot/Miss Alot"


Also please add your Bombardment Squadron somewhere at the top too. This will help me in data entry. i.e. 154th BS

P.S. As I am keeping stats of the campaign for mission reports could you list your enemy aircraft probable and damage information as well as your kills in one short entry. Example: (KIA = 5, Prob = 2 & Damg = 5)

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281st BG (V) Aircraft Roster for Mission 112 [Rennes , France. R/Y]

- Player's Squadron Assignment can be found at this thread: Squadron Assignment

- Squadron Positions for this mission can be found at this thread: Squadron Positions

Mission : (Volunteers)
---- Lead: 1st Lt Denver Summervale’s Crew in “Lucky Lass”
---- Tail: 2nd Lt. Jeff Kidder’s Crew in “REDHAWK ROSIE” (B-17F-75-DL 42-3541)

151st BS - BG:
1st Lt. Terry Fideau’s Crew in “Spot On” (B17F) [AAR]
1st Lt. Zois Gregory’s Crew in "Fortune & Glory" (B-17F-43-VE 42-7013) [AAR]
1st Lt. Harold. Mason’s Crew in "Mairzy Doats" (B-17F-35-BO 42-5088) [AAR]
1st Lt Denver Summervale’s Crew in “Lucky Lass” (B-17F-45-B0 42-5336) [AAR] Lead
2nd Lt. Peter E. Action’s Crew in “Dice with the Devil” (B-17F-35-BO 42-5103) [AAR]

152nd BS - BB:
Capt I McDowell’s Crew in “Manassas Junction” (B-17G-1-B0 42-31060) [AAR]
1st Lt. Noah Garvin’s Crew in “On the Green” (B17F-110-BO-42-120930) BB-B [AAR]
2nd Lt.Mark Anderson’s Crew in “Anaconda” (B-17F) [AAR]
2st Lt. Robert Posch’s Crew in “Boombox” (B-17F-20-VE 42-5784) [AAR]

153rd BS - GB:
Capt Tony Lazzeri’s Crew in “Knotty Knickers” (B-17F-45-VE 42-6078) [AAR]
Capt. Vetinari's Crew in "Reaper Man" (B-17G-10-B0 42-31233) [AAR] Landed at Emergency Field
1st Lt Morgan Cross’s Crew in “Sword of Damocles” (B-17F-75-BO-42-29887) [AAR]
1st Lt. Charles Roberts’s Crew in "Milk Wagon" (B-17F-80-B0 42-30010) [AAR]
2nd Lt. Lex Dexter’s crew in "Justintime" (B-17F-75-DL 42-3553) [AAR]
2nd Lt. Jeff Kidder’s Crew in “REDHAWK ROSIE” (B-17F-75-DL 42-3541) [AAR] Tail

154st BS - GG:
1st Lt. Robert Browning's Crew in “Angry Marmot” (B-17F-45-B0 42-5252) [AAR]
1LT Bill Mitchell’s Crew in “Lighthouse Louise” (B-17F-45-BO 42-5338) [AAR]
1st Lt. Peter Parker’s Crew in “Black Widow II” (B-17F-115-B0 42-30673) [AAR] Cat-E
2nd Lt Pete Stodola’s Crew in “String of Pearls” (B-17G-15-BO 42-31332) [AAR]


Lt. Col. Ed Acton
Deputy Commander
281st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Elveden Hall, UK
3rd Bombardment Wing HQ

(edits; Crews added)
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Lt. Kidder looks over the flight roster for the Rennes misison and notices that READHAWK ROSIE has been penciled in for tail end charlie.

"I better go let the men know to pack extra flak jackets" he mumbles to himself as he walks off.
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After Action Report

Pilot: 1st Lt. Noah Garvin
B-17: On the Green (B17F-110-BO-42-120930) BB-B
Squadron: 152nd Bombardment Squadron, 281st Bombardmment Group (Heavy)
Mission: 112 (this bomber 1)
Date: October 8, 1943
Target: Rennes, rail yard
Position: Low squadron, middle

Crew Status:
Pilot 1st Lt. Noah Garvin (1)
Copilot 2nd Lt. Omar Astor (1)
Bombardier 2nd Lt. Pierre Deschamps * (1)
Navigator 2nd Lt. Isaiah Flint (5)
Engineer MSgt. Ruben Echeverria * (1)
Radio Operator Sgt. Shane Ferguson (1)
Ball Gunner Sgt. Taylor Wilhousky (1)
Port Waist Sgt. Jeremy Stallworth (3)
Starboard Waist Sgt. Eric Astor (8)
Tail Gunner Sgt. Keith Zingerman ** (5)
* = 1 kill
# = 5 kills

Bomb Run: On target
Accuracy: 30%

Fighters claimed: KIA-3 Prob-2 Dam-0
Bombardier Lt. Deschamps: 1 Me-109
Engineer MSgt. Echeverria: 1 Me-109
Tail Gunner Sgt. Zingerman: 1 FW-190

Awards and Promotions:
None

B-17 Status:
Landed safely
Damaged on landing (roll 1)
Port waist gun jammed and broken
Tail oxygen-1 hit
Tailwheel out
72 Peckham points (including 50 from landing)

Replacements:
Copilot 2nd Lt. Oscar Powell (8) returns October 13

Debrief:
We put together a crew from six new arrivals and the four survivors of
Out of the Blue, and had very little time to drill together before we
were called for our first mission. But with a mostly green crew, On the
Green scored in the green with her bombs and gunnery, and returned home
safely with only minor damage.

We were securely in the middle of the formation, with some fighter
cover, and that led to light resistance. We saw six fighters on the way
out, and four on the way home. Five of those ten won't be flying any
time soon, as we shot down three and badly damaged two others.

The only fighters to damage us were right over the target, and even
their gunnery wasn't accurate. One fighter put a leak in one of the
spare oxygen tanks; another damaged the tailwheel. We were still flying
fine, avoided the flak, and got our bombs onto the rail yard, destroying
several trains.

One fighter hit us on the return trip, with a shell that just missed me
and landed on the deck behind me. That was the last fighter we saw on
the way home.

I didn't know that the tailwheel was broken until we landed. We hit
some wind shear that would have made for a hard landing anyway, and with
no tailwheel, the tail compartment was damaged on landing. Nobody was
hurt, but we'll need more repair work for the landing damage than for
the flight damage.

Pilot: 1st Lt. Noah Garvin
Command Pilot, On the Green (B17F-110-BO-42-120930)
152nd BS, 281st BG (H), 3rd Bombardment Wing
Elveden Hall, UK
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Since no one else has challenged, Lucky Lass will be in the lead. Congratulations Lt. Summervale. Seems like the rest of the boys are scared of you.

- Major Seth Gecko

PS - We were going to have a pie-eating contest, but none of my other pilots were brave enough to enter the mystery challenge.

PPS - Yes, I'm just trying to egg them on.
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GeneSteeler wrote:
Since no one else has challenged, Lucky Lass will be in the lead. Congratulations Lt. Summervale. Seems like the rest of the boys are scared of you. ;)

- Major Seth Gecko

PS - We were going to have a pie-eating contest, but none of my other pilots were brave enough to enter the mystery challenge.

PPS - Yes, I'm just trying to egg them on.


Pilot: 1st Lieutenant Denver Summervale (Temporary Pilot)
B-17: Lucky Lass B-17F-45-B0 42-5336
Squadron: 151st Bomber Squadron, 281st Bombardment Group
Date:Friday, October 08, 1943 (1 day from last mission)
Primary Target:Rennes, France. R/Y (Rail yards)
Secondary Target:None
Mission 112 (Bomber 5)


Crew Status
Position – Rank (Previous Missions) [Previous Kills]
Medals Awarded
Pilot - 1st Lieutenant Denver Summervale (2) [0]
Co-Pilot - 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant Alistair McKeen (2) [0]
Bombardier - 2nd Lieutenant Lester Tourville (2) [2] SW-RTD
Navigator - 2nd Lieutenant 2nd Lieutenant John Tremaine (2) [0]
Engineer – MSG Peter Hunger (2) [0] .5
Radio Operator – SGT John Molenda (3) [0]
Ball Gunner – SGT Hugh Patterson (2) [0] **
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Port Waist Gunner - SGT Jack Mortimer (2) [0] .5
Starboard Waist Gunner – SGT SGT Roy Beaufort (2) [0] SW-DOW
Tail Gunner – SGT Jamie Candles (2) [0]

.5 = Shared Kills
* = 1 Kill This Mission
# = 5 Kills This Mission

Bomb Run:


Fighters Encountered:
ME-109: = 1 Destroyed
FW-190: = 1 Destroyed; 3 Undamaged
ME-110: = 1 Destroyed
Total =

Claims:
Kills ME-109 (Shared by SGT Mortimer and MSG Hunger); FW-190 (SGT Patterson); ME-110 (SGT Patterson)
Probable None
Damaged None

Award/Promotion Requests:
Purple Heart for 2LT Lester Tourville and SGT Roy Beaufort

B-17 Damage:
Tail Guns Inoperable, Tail Guns Second hit, Radio Out, Bombardier Serious Wound, Starboard Waist Gunner Serious Wound,

Peckham Points:
50

Landing:
Safely Landed in Elvden Hall UK


Replacements
SGT Andrew Angel – Starboard Waist Gunner

Hospital
Pilot 1LT Hamish Alexander 2 Days (3) [0] – 9OCT1943
PH W/ Cluster
2nd Lieutenant Lester Tourville (1) [2] SW-RTD – 3 Days 11OCT1943
PH

After Action Report:
We arrived at our hardstand and saw the good ol' Lucky Lass sitting there nice and shiny waiting for us to take her once more into the deadly fire of the Luftwaffe. When the jeep pulled up SGT Patterson jumped out we knew that the mission would be nice with him back in the ball. We made it all the way to Rennes without a single fighter coming after the Lucky Lass, once we were over Rennes we saw some fighters on the horizon, but nothing came in at the Lucky Lass. We bypassed all of the flak and LT Tourville lined up the target and let his bombs loose dropping 30% of our bombs onto the rail yards. The flak guns were silent on our turn home, and then we saw our first enemy fighters. We had 4 FW-190's and a ME-109. Those beautiful fighters of ours came flying in and tore into the FW;s forcing two of them from the attack. We heard four of our gunners open up, but didn't see so much as a spark from the oncoming fighters. Then we watched as those dreaded cannons opened up and laid into the Lucky Lass. Those two fighters did more damage to the Lucky Lass and her crew than anything else this mission. LT Tourville and SGT Beaufort were both seriously wounded, Our tail guns took consecutive hits blowing them apart. Our radio stopped a round putting it out of commission, and we took a superficial hit to our starboard wing. Then they came around for a second pass. An hour later we were hit again by a ME-110 climbing up at us and a ME-109 coming in head on, MSG Hunger sent multiple shells into the 109 and we watched it shudder as it went passed, a probable. And SGT Patterson took careful aim at the 110 and put multiple shells into both engines, and with the engines sputtering and then stalling we watched as the crew from the ME-110 bail out and it went plummeting to earth in Northern France. We then made it the rest of the way safely to Elvden Hall and had the safe landing, and while I'll miss the crew of the Lucky Lass, I'm sure that they will be glad to have 1LT Alexander back in the seat tomorrow. 2LT Tourville survived his wounds, and the doc says that he'll be coming back in 3 days. But the doc gave us the bad news that SGT Beaufort died in surgery.

Pilot: 1st Denver Summervale
Command pilot, "Lucky Lass" (B-17F-45-B0 42-5336 )
151th BS, 281st BG(H), 3rd Bombardment Wing
Elveden Hall, UK

Following the Mission LT Alexander and LT Summervale both sat down for some pie.

"Y'know what Denver I'm hoping it's Apple"

"Nah Hamish Cherry would be so much better"
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Pilot: 2nd Lt. Robert Posch
B-17: Boombox (B-17F-20-VE 42-5784) BB-i
Squadron: 152st Bomber Squadron, 281st Bombardment Group
Date:Friday, October 08, 1943
Primary Target:Rennes, France. R/Y (Rail yards)
Secondary Target:None
Mission 112 (Bomber 2)
Position: low

Crew Assigned: Position: Rank & Name (mission #) [Casualties]
Pilot: 2nd Lt Robert Posch (2)
Co-Pilot: 2nd Lt John Webber (2)
Bombardier: 2nd Lt James Renald (2) *
Navigator: 2nd Lt William Finley (2) **
Engineer: MSgt Charles Schroeder (2)
Radio Oper.: Sgt George Walsted (2)
Ball Gunner: Sgt Eddi O'Neil (2) *
Pt Waist G: Sgt Richard Feigel (2) *
Stbd Waist G: Sgt Josef Hahn (2)
Tail Gunner: Sgt Donald Davis (2) *

Key:
½ = Half an Enemy A/C KIA
* = 1 Enemy A/C KIA
# = 5 Enemy A/C KIA

Bomb Run:
Bomb Drop: on target
Accuracy: 20%

Enemy Fighters Encountered: 9 (KIA = 0, Prob = 1, Damg = 2, driven off 3)

B17 Status: Landed safely

B-17 Damage: 4 out of 4 superficials
Peckham Points: 4 "Yeah, Milkrun!"

Replacements:
nothing/nobody needed

Mission Description:
"So, after the heavy fighting yesterday today's mission to Rennes was nice and peacefull, at least at 25,750 ft. It is always fun to see Fritz getting shredded by our fighterboys. Two times it looked like they were comming for us. I could not see who it was from our squadron but they managed it to keep em busy. I guess I owe someone some drinks.

Lesson of the day: 'Middle of low-sy, nice and cosy'

So we flew to France, dropped our package and flew home. Some other Hangar-Queen can have our place in line for repair, no need for us today. Some more like this and we will all be home very soon."

Pilot: 2nd Lt. Robert Posch
B-17: Boombox (B-17F-20-VE 42-5784) BB-i
Squadron: 152st Bomber Squadron, 281st Bombardment Group


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Pilot: 1st Lt. Robert Browning
B-17: B-17F-45-B0 42-5252 “Angry Marmot”
Squadron: 154th Bombardment Squadron, 218th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Mission: 112 (Bomber 6)
Date: October 08th, 1943
Target: Rennes, France. R/Y (Rail yards)
Position: HIGH

Crew Status:
Pilot: 1st Lt. Robert Browning (6)
Copilot: 2nd Lt. Joseph Morgan (6)
Bombardier: 1st Lt. Joseph Simpson (6) * ½
Navigator: 2nd Lt. Jack Norris (6) *½
Engineer: Sgt. Peter Smith (6) ****
Radio Operator: Sgt. Eugene DelGrecio (3)
Ball Gunner: Sgt. Clay Godfrey (6) #*
Port Waist: Sgt. Richard Abbott (5)
Starboard Waist: Sgt. Thomas Garner (3)
Tail Gunner: Sgt. Rupert Hanks (1)

Key:
½ = Half an Enemy A/C KIA
* = 1 Enemy A/C KIA
# = 5 Enemy A/C KIA

Bomb Run:
---- Bomb Drop; ON TARGET
---- Accuracy; 75%

Enemy Fighters Killed Before Mission: (KIA 15 / Prob 16 / Damg 2)

Enemy Fighters Encountered: )

ME109 : (ace average green – KIA / Prob / Damg)
FW190 : (ace average green – KIA / Prob / Damg)
ME110 : (ace average green – KIA / Prob / Damg)

Ace :
Average :
Green :

Enemy Fighters Killed With this Mission: (KIA 15 / Prob 16 / Damg 2)

Claims:



Medals and Promotions:



B-17s damage report:

Nose :

Pilot Compartment :

Port Wing :

Strb Wing :

Bomb Bay :

Radio Room :

Waist :

Tail :

Total Peckham Damage : 0


Medic report:

Nothing to report

Crew Unavailable:

Sgt. Ewan Krieger, Tail Gunner. 5 Missions. **½ . Three days recover (Released on October 11th 1943)

Landing : At airfield without a scratch.


Replacements:
Plane: none
Crew: Sgt. Rupert Hanks substitutes Sgt. Krieger until his release from hospital.
Commander: none


Mission Description:
Subject:
08-October-43

[b]Mission Debriefing:


We took off from Great Britain, hoping to have a good mission over France, taking this as a light task despite the ferocious fights we had in Germany.

When we are over the Channel a group of fighters engage us but are driven off by our gunners that effectively scatter fire around the box, some bullets seems to have hit us but with no relative damage sustained.

Over France we encountered once again other Luftwaffe fighters, they didn’t even try to get close to us, it seems they were somehow scared by our box formation, could it be that their morale dropped ? I surely hope so. Sgt. Krieger would have loved to see this.

When over target zone, we couldn’t belive it. There were no fighters around us, none came close to the “Marmot”. Lt. Simpson aims for the railway while flak bursts explode away from our ship. Safe run, safe bombing and ON TARGET.

Sgt Godfrey, reported a really good firework over the target, many bombs got their targets right. After bombing we turned the formation to head back home.

Still no enemy planes tried to intercept us. Many of us relaxed a bit more than usual, I couldn’t blame them after the hell we’ve been through in the last days.

All the flight was uneventful and we landed safely over England. Our gunners did not waste any ammo. The “Marmot” got her first real cakewalk.

1st Lt. Robert Browning
Commander of B-17F-45-B0 42-5252 “Angry Marmot” Pos. D
154th Bombardment Squadron, 218th Bombardment Group (Heavy)


Mission Note:

I do not belive this. I had at least 4 fighter encounters in all mission, two were driven off by other B17s, one resulted in a random event wich was only “Bad Luftwaffe Comms” and the last one were 3 BF109s coming in. Two of them got rid by GAF rules and one by BAD LUFTWAFFE COMMS. I’ve got way lucky on this one!!!!

I think I’ll have to pay my due being the tail end on next mission.

The Fallen

- Sgt. Raymond Gordon, port waist gunner, KIA on mission #107 (1st for Angry Marmot) on October the 3rd 1943.
- Sgt. Jeremy Sears, starboard waist gunner, WIA on mission #109 (3rd for Angry Marmot) on October the 5th 1943. Discharged and sent home.
- Sgt. Anthony McDowell, radio operator, WIA on mission #109 (3rd for Angry Marmot) on October the 5th 1943. Discharged and sent home.
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Periplaneta wrote:
Pilot: 2nd Lt. Robert Posch
B-17: Boombox (B-17F-xxx-xx xx-xxxxx) (Mission 2)
Squadron: 152st Bomber Squadron, 281st Bombardment Group
Date:Friday, October 08, 1943
Primary Target:Rennes, France. R/Y (Rail yards)
Secondary Target:None
Mission 112 (Bomber 1)


OK which is it? Watch out for those copy/paste gremlins they will get you every time! shake
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Just to get it right: the Bomber # is the number of missions that specific plane flew, right? So "Misson 2" and "Bomber 2" would be a little redundant?
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Periplaneta wrote:
Just to get it right: the Bomber # is the number of missions that specific plane flew, right? So "Misson 2" and "Bomber 2" would be a little redundant?


ahh but this is mission 112...

and this is Mission 2
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Pilot: Captain I McDowell
B-17: Manassas Junction (B-17G-1-B0 42-31060) (Mission 3)
Squadron: 152nd Bomber Squadron, 281st Bombardment Group
Mission: Mission 112, October 08, 1943
Target: Rennes, France. R/Y (Rail Yards)

Bomb Run: 0%
Over Target: YES
Plane Status: OK
Casualties: KIA: 0 WIA: 0 POW: 0 MIA: 0
Fighters: Destroyed: 1 Probable: 0 Damaged: 0

Crew Assigned: Position: Rank & Name (mission #) [Casualties], Kills, Probable, Damaged

Bombardier: 2nd Lt. AM McCook (2) K: 1-109
Navigator: 2nd Lt. RC Schenck (3)
Pilot: Capt. I McDowell (3)
Co-Pilot: 2nd Lt. D Tyler (3)
Engineer: MSgt. R Mason (2)
Radio Oper.: Sgt. AH Terry (3)
Ball Gunner: Sgt. JL Chatfield (3)
Pt Waist G: SSgt. G Madison (18)
Stbd Waist G: Sgt. CD Jameson (3)
Tail Gunner: Sgt. WB Tompkins (3)

Fighters Encountered: Ace: 1, Average: 5, Green: 1

B-17 Damage: No damage to plane

Peckham Points: 0

Landing: Safe landing at base in England

Special Note: N/A

In Hospital: See previous reports

Mission Description: Filed by Captain I McDowell

Today, we took a quick trip to France. The crew agreed than any target that didn’t require a trip into Germany was a “quick trip.”

The outbound flight was quiet. We did not see fighters until the target zone. The other bombers and the little friends drove them all off. Light flak missed us and the bomb run was off target.

On the inbound flight fighters jumped us in Zones 5 and 4. Lt. McCook redeemed his bombing run by getting the mission’s only kill. We landed safely at base in England. The Manassas Junction suffered no damage. Crew chief, 1st Sgt. Lee, was so pleased that he gave the maintenance crew the night off after they tuned the engines and realigned the Norden.
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Periplaneta wrote:

So we flew to France, dropped our package and flew home. Some other Hangar-Queen can have our place in line for repair, no need for us today. Some more like this and we will all be home very soon."



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Lt. Action must have been a little light-headed as “Dice with the Devil” came in for its landing at Elveden Hall field, because it touched down hard and gave a nasty bounce and then again before settling in for its run down the field, breaking gently all the while. Onlookers could see little damage to explain the uncharacteristic touch-down

After Action Report

Pilot: 2nd Lt. Peter E. Action
Aircraft: B-17F-35-BO 42-5103 “Dice with the Devil”
Squadron: 151st Bomber Squadron, 281st Bombardment Group
Mission: 112 [this bomber 3]
Target: Rennes, France - Railyards

Crew Assigned:
(Position: Rank, Name (# missions inclusive); Current Score;[Casualty]; Kills, Prob., Dam. this mission)

Bombardier: 2nd Lt. Hans Zieder (3); 2 1/2 [] ---
Navigator: 2nd Lt. Henry E. Forman (3); 0 [] ---
Pilot: 2nd Lt. Peter E. Action (3) []
Co-pilot: 2nd Lt. John O. Paulsen (3) []
Engineer: M.Sgt. Paul A. Raymond (3); 1 [] ---
Radio Operator: Cpl. Dalton R. Hannigan (3); 0 [] ---
Ball Gunner: Sgt. Alex E. Treves (3); 2 [] -, 1, -
Port Waist Gnr: Sgt. Mike S. Shannon (3); 0 [] ---
Starb. Waist Gnr: Sgt. Andrew N. Oldham (3); 0 [] ---
Tail Gunner: Sgt. Howard T. Thiellman (3); 2 [] ---

Fighters Encountered: 10 [6 Driven off by fighter cover] (Ace: 0, Average: 4, Green: 0)
4 x Fw190’s, 5 x Me109’s, 1 x Me110’s

Enemy Fighters Hit: KIA = 0, Probable = 1, Damaged = 0
1 x Me190 Probable

Individual Claims: (KIA, Probable, Damaged)
Ball Gunner: Alex E. Treves 0, 1, 0

Bomb Run: Off 0 % [No explanation]

B-17 Damage: 6 hits ( 0 from flak)
Nose gun: hit and inoperable
Rafts destroyed
Pilot oxygen 1 hit
Superficial: 3

Landing: Down safe [just DR2]

Damage Points: 33 (bomber available for operations tomorrow)

Mission Description: Filed by 2nd Lt. Peter E. Action CO B-17F-35-BO 42-5103 “Dice with the Devil”

To: Major Seth Gecko, CO 151st Bomber Squadron, 281st Bombardment Group (H)

On the way to the target, “Dice with the Devil” encountered only a single Me110 trying to reach us in a vertical climb; but it was intercepted by one of our fighters which chased it beyond our sight. As we approached the target we were approached by a wave consisting of an Fw190 and two Me109’s. Once again the excellent fighter cover intercepted and drove off all three in a swirling dogfight.

Flak did not bother us on this outward leg but for some reason Hans Zieder once again failed to find the target (I’m going to have the Norden recalibrated). We saw no flak at all on our way home.

But the enemy fighters were waiting and we were attacked by a wave consisting of one Fw190 and three Me109’s. Some fighter cover was there again and drove off an Me109. Our Ball Gunner hit the Fw190 and claims a probable after it missed and broke off; the Top and Nose failed to hit their respective fighters and in return one missed and broke off but the other got a good shot of three hits on us only one of which was effective destroying the Nose gun. Tail Gunner missed his passing shot and this Me109 came around to 12 high for another pass; Top, Me109 and Tail all missed and it went away.

Zone 4 saw our last attack by two Fw190’s with one driven off and the second at 10:30 high being missed by the Navigator and Port Waist Gunner; but it got a solid three hits on us which destroyed our rafts and hit the Pilot’s oxygen supply; although it came round again to 1:30 level everyone missed and it broke off and disappeared through the formation.

The rest of the mission was uneventful but my oxygen must have been leaking as I was feeling a little woozy as we approached the field and made a terrible landing; I think I was struggling against co-pilot Henry Forman’s assistance (luckily, we had no damage to the control surface or gear and made it in safely)

With respect,

Peter E. Action, 2nd Lt, USAAF, CO B-17F-35-BO 42-5103 “Dice with the Devil”
This day Elveden Hall, England

Recommendations: Nil

Replacements: Nil

Notes: Landing DR was 2
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After Action Report

Pilot: Mark Anderson
B-17: Anaconda
Squadron: 152nd Bomber Squadron, 281th Bombardment Group
Mission: Mission 112 (2)
Position: Low
Date: October 8, 1943
Target: Rennes, France, Rail yards

Crew
Position - (Previous Missions) [Previous Kills]
Pilot - 2nd Lt. Mark Anderson (1) [0]
Co-Pilot - 2nd Lt. E Miller (1) [0]
Bombardier - 2nd Lt. J Cooper (1) [½]
Navigator - 2nd Lt. P Sheridan (1) [0] ½
Engineer - MSgt C Clancy (1) [*] *
Radio Operator - TSgt H Black (1) [0]
Ball Gunner - Sgt T Estavez (1) [½]
Port Waist Gunner - Sgt J Jones (1) [0] ½
Starboard Waist Gunner - Sgt M Mason (1) [0]
Tail Gunner - Sgt O Duvall (1) [0]

½ = Half Kill This Misson
* = 1 Kill This Mission
# = 5 Kills This Mission

Fighters Encountered:
ME-109: 7 - 1 probable
FW-190: 2 - 1 killed, 1 damaged
ME-110: none
Total = 9

Bomb Run:
On Target
Accuracy:
30%

B-17 Damage:
None!

Landing:
Safely Landed in England

Claims:
MSgt C Clancy FW-190

After Action Report:
It was a relief to be out of the low-low formation this time around, and our luck was in - we came in without a scratch!
Things were quiet until we neared the target over northern France.
A wave of 3 fighters came at us, but the sun must have been in their eyes or something, they failed to score a hit.
We managed to damage one beyond repair and he went down leaving a trail behind him.
Over the target there were shells everywhere, but no rattle of impact.
Our fighter escort did us proud!
We avoided the flack and unloaded our bombs more or less on target.
On turning for home 2 190s appeared, but we were ready for them.
Blew one out of the sky completely, and made a direct hit on the second.
He veered off in the great blue yonder never to be seen again.
Got back to base - lived to fight another day!

Submitted by Mark Anderson
Pilot, Commander, ‘Anaconda'

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Pilot: 1st Lt. H. Mason
Mission: 112 (1)
B-17F: 35-BO 42-5088 "Mairzy Doats"
Squadron: 151st Rapture Time
Position: Middle
Target: Rennes (Rail Yards)

Crew Assigned:

Bombardier 2nd Lt Glenn Wertz (1)
Navigator 2nd Lt Raymond Orvis (1)
Pilot 1st Lt Harold Mason (1)
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt Francis Abernathy (1)
Engineer Msgt Rufus Taylor (1)
Radio Operator Sgt Arthur Nemich (1)
Ball Gunner Sgt William Fleming (1)
Port Waist Gunner Sgt Shelby Van Leek (1)
Starboard Waist Gunner Sgt Lucien Carroll (1)
Tail Gunner Sgt Sylvester Bartlett (1)


* one enemy fighter
# five enemy fighters
( ) missions

Claims: None
Probables: None

Crew Injuries/Casualties: Tail Gunner S. Bartlett (LW)

Bomb Drop: Off Target - 0%

B-17's Disposition: Shell hole from friendly fire in tail.

Mission Description:

Not much action today and not much luck either. We saw only two bandits today and they were both driven off by the fighter escort or by other ships in the 151st. However, some trigger happy fool in another ship managed to send a shell into our tail and splinters caught Sylvester in the hand. He should heal up without a hitch, but he says he can still make a fist in case he finds out "who dood it".

We had a clear shot at the yards, but flak was exploding close to our flight. Although none of it struck us, I think it gave a good case of the first flight jitters to Glenn and he failed to nail the drift before having to hit the drop switch.

Swung for home and didn't encounter any activity. Smooth landing and we'll drown Sylvester in some ale tonight and he'll soon forget the stray shell.

Our ball gunner was carrying a camera and recorded the picture below for the group OP post-briefing meeting.


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Pilot: 1st LT Morgan Cross
B-17: Sword of Damocles B-17F-75-BO-42-29887
Squadron: 153th Bomber Squadron, 281th Bombardment Group
Mission: Mission 112 (Bomber 4)
Position: Low-Low Squadron
Date: October 8, 1943
Target: Rennes, France Rail Yards

Crew
Position – Rank (Previous Missions) [Previous Kills]
Pilot – 1st Lieutenant Morgan Cross (3) [0]
Co-Pilot – 2nd Lieutenant Anthony Waterhouse (1) [0]
Bombardier - 2nd Lieutenant Frank Clarke (0) [0]
Navigator - 2nd Lieutenant George Sanders (3) [0]
Engineer – MSG John Drexall (3) [.5]
Radio Operator – SGT Hiram Beck (3) [1]
Ball Gunner - SGT Willy Prescott (3) [2.5]
Port Waist Gunner - SGT Julian Krasnyck (3) [0]
Starboard Waist Gunner - SGT Sanchez Delarosa (3) [0]
Tail Gunner - SGT Mark Pullman (3) [3]

½ = Half Kill This Misson
* = 1 Kill This Mission
# = 5 Kills This Mission

Fighters Encountered: 12 (1 Probable, 2 Damaged, 5 to air cover)
ME-109: 2 2 to air cover
FW-190: 7 1 Probable, 1 Damaged, 3 to air cover
ME-110: 3 1 Damaged


Bomb Run:
Off Target
0%

B-17 Damage:
Multiple superficial damage, Port Wing Root, Starboard Wing Root, Instruments-Ailerons, Instruments-Engine Extinguishers
Pilot – 1st Lieutenant Morgan Cross – light wound – RTD
Bombardier - 2nd Lieutenant Frank Clarke – serious wound – IH in 14 days
Co-Pilot – 2nd Lieutenant Anthony Waterhouse – serious wound – 5 days recovery
Ball Gunner - SGT Willy Prescott – light wound – RTD
Tail Gunner - SGT Mark Pullman – light wound –3 days recovery

Peckham Points:
92

Landing:
Safely Landed in England

Claims:

Award/Promotion Requests:
1st Lieutenant Morgan Cross – Purple Heart
2nd Lieutenant Frank Clarke – Purple Heart
2nd Lieutenant Anthony Waterhouse – Purple Heart
SGT Willy Prescott – Purple Heart
SGT Mark Pullman – Purple Heart


After Action Report:
We took off without incident and joined up with the Low-Low formation. As we headed out over the channel we saw some fighters approaching but they were driven off by some off the other B17’s. Approaching the French coast we were jumped by two FW190s which were chased of by the fighter jocks of the 78th. As we flew over France a couple of ME110s attacked but both missed us and left after one pass. Some more fighters approached but again were driven off by friendly bomber fire. Our first trouble came over the target zone when a FW190 and two ME109s attacked. The boys in the 78th were on their toes and took care of the two ME109s leaving the 190 for us. Our gunners missed him and he ended up injuring both me and seriously wounding my Co-Pilot LT Waterhouse. The enemy fighter came around for another pass but missed us and left. The flak was light but accurate hitting both wing roots with shrapnel as well as other minor damage. This seemed to be enough to distract our bombardier LT Clarke who managed to miss the target. We did not encounter any flak as we turned for home but were jumped by a FW190 from in front and a ME110 in a vertical climb. A fighter from the 355th intercepted the FW190. Our belly gunner missed the 110 who then was able to walk his shots from nose to tail seriously wounding LT Clarke and lightly wounding the ball turret gunner SGT Prescott and our tail gunner SGT Pullman. He also managed to shoot up our instruments controlling the Ailerons. The ME110 then made a second pass at us but missed and was hit by SGT Pullman as he shot past the tail. After he left MSG Drexall took over the Co-Pilot’s seat and SGT Krasnyck moved into the top turret. As we approached the English channel enemy fighters were again seen closing with us but again were driven off by the other B17’s. Once over the Channel 3 FW190s did finally swoop in for an attack. SGT Krasnyck in the Top turret managed to wing the one coming in from 3 high so it missed us and left. The one coming at us from 1:30 also missed and left. The last one at 12H was missed by our gunners and he proceeded to shoot up our instruments taking out the fire extinguishers for our engines. As he came around for a second pass from behind SGT Pullman was abled to damage him enough to send it limping back to France with a good chance he wouldn’t make it. As we neared the English coast some more fighters came at us but once more were distracted by fire from the other B17’s. We eventually land Safely at Elveden Hall. LT Clarke’s wounds are bad enough to send him home after he recovers.

Replacements:
Bombardier – 2nd Lieutenant David Kalmbach
Temp Co-Pilot – 2nd Lieutenant Peter Lundel (till Oct 13)
Temp Tail Gunner – SGT George Noonan (till Oct 11)

Submitted by 1st Lieutenant Morgan Cross
Pilot, Commander, ‘Sword of Damocles’ B-17F-75-BO-42-29887

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PILOT: 2LT Pete Stodola
B-17G - 15 -BO42 - 31332: String of Pearls
Squadron: 154th Bombardment Squadron, 218th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Mission: 112 (Bomber 3)
Date: 08 October 1943
Target: Rennes, FR. (Rail yards)
Position: High

Crew Status:
Pilot: 2LT Pete Stodota (3)
Copilot: 2Lt Warren Ives (3)
Bombardier: 2Lt Jefferson Krier (3)
Navigator: 2Lt Otto Dingar (3)
Engineer: Sgt Glen Keenan (3)
Radio Operator: Sgt Ernest Alvarez (3)
BTG: Sgt Niles Hallston (3)
PWG: Sgt Joe Cox (3)
SbWG: Sgt Walt John Forrest (3)
TG: Sgt David Schwartz (3)


Bomb Run: ON TARGET 20%


Enemy Fighters Encountered [ that got near us ]: NONE (KIA - 0 Probables - 0 Damaged - 0) We didn't fire a single shot at enemy aircraft!

B-17s damage report: superficial hits to port wing and waist section from flak

Mission Report: Took off and joined formation. Flew to target without having a single Jerry fighter make a run at us either going or returning! We saw a few, but they didn't get near us. Did get hit by flak as we passed over French coast on way to target.

Hit with est. 20% on target. Flew home and landed safely.

Respectfully Submitted,

Pete Stodota, 1LT., USAAF
Pilot- B17G STRING OF PEARLS

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Pilot: 1st Lt. Charles Roberts
B-17: "Milk Wagon" (B-17F-80-B0 42-30010)
Squadron: 153rd Bombardment Squadron, 281st Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Mission: 112 (this bomber 6)
Date: October 8th, 1943
Primary Target: Rennes, France. R/Y (Rail yards)
Position: Low-low squadron

Crew Status:
Pilot: 1st Lt. Charles Roberts (4)
Copilot: 2nd Lt. Jose Godfrey (5)
Bombardier: 2nd Lt. Alan Rockwell **(6) *
Navigator: 2nd Lt. Joseph Cobb **(6)
Engineer: MSgt. Ronald Gatlin (5)
Radio Operator: Sgt. Hurlay Yancy (6)
Ball Gunner: Sgt. Jack Wells ***(5)
Port Waist: Sgt. Ronald Lombardo (3)
Starboard Waist: Sgt. Jose Ott (6)
Tail Gunner: Sgt. Billy Baker (1)

½ = Half an Enemy A/C KIA
* = 1 Enemy A/C KIA
# = 5 Enemy A/C KIA

Bomb Run: ON / 20%

Enemy Fighters Encountered: 6 FW-190; 15 ME-109 (1 ace, 2 green); 1 ME-110
Destroyed: 1 (1 ME-109)
Probable: 3 (1 FW-190, 2 ME-109)
Damaged: 0
F. Cover: 5 (1 FW-190, 3 ME-109, 1 ME-110)

Claims:
2nd Lt. A. Rockwell (BMB): 1 ME-109, (probable ME-109)
Sgt. Billy Baker (TLG): (probable FW-190)
MSgt. Ronald Gatlin (ENG): (probable ME-109)

Medals and Promotions:
none

B-17s Disposition: Landed safely at Elveden Hall
12 Hits (none by Flak)
Starboard gun jam (fixed), Starboard Engine #4 (superficial), Tail guns inoperable, Starboard Wing aileron (no effect)
Superficial: 9

Damage Points: 39

Replacements:
none

Mission Debriefing:

The outbound flight was without problems. The first two enemy waves were repelled by the formation, the three following fighters were driven off by friendly cover and the only plane that managed to get through our defenses missed us. The flak was ineffective and we were able to make a decent bomb run on target.

Things were more serious during inbound flight as we faced off five waves in zone 5 and 4, totaling 5 FW-190 and 10 ME-109. Fortunately, their attacks resulted in little damage (we only lost usage of our tail guns) and three of them probably had a hard time to get home if only they did it. In zone 3 a last encouter with 2 ME-109 and a ME-110 wasn't more effective. The ME-110 was chased off by a friendly P-47 and one ME-109 shot down by Lt. Rockwell, but the last one, we couldn't believe it. That guy was clearly a green pilot. Despite this, he was able to hit us five times in three successive frontal passes, escaping all our return fire, unscathed. Luck was on both sides however, because none of his shells did any effective damage. Weird encounter I tell you!


Pilot: 1st Lt. Charles Roberts
Command pilot, "Milk Wagon" (B-17F-80-B0 42-30010)
153rd BS, 281st BG(H), 3rd Bombardment Wing
Elveden Hall, UK
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Pilot: 2nd Lt. Jeff Kidder
Plane: REDHAWK ROSIE

Mission: 112(2)
Target: Rennes
Sqdn: 153rd
Position: Low-low
Bomb run: 30%

Crew:
Pilot - 2nd Lt. Jeff Kidder (2)
Copilot - 2nd Lt. Joe Soriano (2)
Bombardier - 2nd Lt. Curtis Mahoney (2) - Fw190, KIA
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Navigator - 2nd Lt. Stephen Cartwright (2) -
Engineer - SSgt. Aaron Harbor Jeff Humbert (2) - Bf109
Radio Op.- TSgt. Phillip Tierney (2) - LW
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Ball Gunner - Sgt. Jeff Furr (2)
Port Waist - Sgt. Daniel Mayberry (2) - SW
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Strbd Waist - Sgt. Todd Claypoole (2)
Tail Gunner - Sgt. Eric Palmer (2)

½ shared credit
* one enemy fighter
# five enemy fighters
TDY Temporarily assigned
( ) missions

Aircraft Status

Tail guns inoperable, ailerons inoperable, rudder damaged.

Enemy Aircraft Sorties

Total attacks (21): (12)Bf109, (2)Bf110, (7)Fw190

Enemy Aircraft Engaged

Destroyed-(2): (1)Bf109, (1)Fw190
Probable---(2): (1)Bf110, (1)FW190
Damaged--(1): (1)Fw190

Replacement Crew Available

TSgt. Edward Rogers (Radioman) flew 4 missions with Friday crew (JUST THE FLAK MA'AM)
Sgt. Jeff Bessette (Ball Gunner) flew 2 missions with Aguilar crew (VALLEY GIRL) 2 E/ac
Sgt. Harry Pink (Waist Gunner) flew 2 missions with Aguilar crew (VALLEY GIRL)
Sgt. Craig McGregor (Waist Gunner) flew 2 missions with Aguilar crew (VALLEY GIRL) 1 E/AC
Sgt. Joe Mannix (Tailgunner) flew 8 missions with Friday crew (JUST THE FLAK MA'AM), 2PH, 4 E/AC
Sgt. Joe Tennant (Tailgunner) flew 2 missions with Aguilar crew (VALLEY GIRL)

Hospitalized Crewman

TSgt. Philip Tierney (to be released 10-Oct-1943)
Sgt. Daniel Mayberry (to be released 29-Oct-1943)


Mission Report

German fighters over France coming and going. Lt. Mahoney laid down a good pattern taking out some track but was mortally wounded coming off the Rally Point. TSgt. Tierney will be laid up with a minor shoulder wound. Sgt. Mayberry was hit a little harder in his leg from flying debris and will be laid up for several weeks. The doctors are uncertain about his return to active duty, he may have his million dollar wound.

Crew is claiming two down fighters and many more damaged. Too bad several of my crew had to pay for this success with their life and/or injury.

2nd Lt. Jeff Kidder, Pilot, 153rd Bomber Squadron
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Pilot: Capt Tony Lazzeri
B-17: Knotty Knickers (B-17F-45-VE 42-6078 ) GB – 4th Mission

Squadron: 153rd Bombardment Squadron, 218th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
MISSION One Hundred and Twelve:
Date: Friday, October 08, 1943 (1 day from last mission)
Primary Target: Rennes, France. R/Y (Rail yards)
Position: Low-Low

Crew Status:
Pilot – Capt. Tony Lazzeri (20) –
Copilot – 1st Lt. Larry Johnson (21) –
Bombardier – 1st Lt. Wilcy Moore (4) -
Navigator – Sgt Joel (Joey) Votto (3) * –
Engineer - Sgt. Waite Hoyt (4) * –
Radio Op.- Sgt. Combs (8) –
Ball Gunner - Sgt. Lewis Gehrig (6) # –
Port Waist – SSgt. Clem Haskins (23) *** -
Strbd Waist - Sgt. Lavon Williams (17)** 1/2 –
Tail Gunner - MSgt. Jack Givens (25) *1/2 -
Key:
½ = Half an Enemy A/C KIA
* = 1 Enemy A/C KIA
# = 5 Enemy A/C KIA

Replacement Crew Available:
Bombardier – 1st Lt. Herman Ruth (2) * - Oct 7
Engineer - MSgt. Jack Givens (23) *1/2 – Oct 7
Tail Gunner - Sgt. Richard Ruether (3) * - Oct 8
Tail Gunner - Sgt. Joe Dugan **1/2 (5) – Oct 9

Bomb Run:
---- Bomb Drop; On
---- Accuracy; 30%

Enemy Fighters Encountered: (KIA – 0 / Prob – 2 / Damg – 1)

Claims:
None confirmed.

B-17s disposition:
Peckham Points – 30
Nose guns out. Rest is in good shape

Replacements:
None

Mission Debriefing:
For Jack Given’s (tail gunner) 25th mission, it was pretty easy. There were some tense moments, like when two 190s, a 109 and a 410 gave us a go. But the P47s were up to the task and we went pretty well unscathed. We did have a 190 drop bombs on us and a 410 give a run from below. But no damage or injuries.

Flak was no problem and Moore felt he dropped on time with the others. Landing was perfect and Givens gets the ticket home. Good run.
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HEADQUARTERS 281ST BOMB GROUP (H) VIII BOMBER COMMAND EIGHTH AIR FORCE
EIGHTH AIR FORCE STATION 200 ELVEDEN HALL ENGLAND APO 667




Pilot: 1st Lt. Peter Parker
B-17: Black Widow II (B-17F-115-B0 42-30673) GG-A
Squadron: 154th Bombardment Squadron, 218th Bombardment Group (Heavy)
Mission: 112 (Bomber 1)
Date: October 8th, 1943
Target: Rennes, France. R/Y
Position: High / Middle

Crew Status:
Pilot: 1st Lt. Peter Parker (2)
Copilot: 2nd Lt Israel J. Metcalf (1)
Bombardier: 2nd Lt. Derek E. Olds (1) KIA
Navigator: 2nd Lt. Seth A. Cook (1)
Engineer: MSgt. Bruce S. Kestner (1) ***
Radio Operator: TSgt. James Howlett (2) SW-IH
Ball Gunner: Sgt. Wilfred M. Crane (1) ***
Port Waist: Sgt Miguel K. Keo (1) * LW
Starboard Waist: Sgt. Britt Reid (2) *
Tail Gunner: Sgt. Nelson C. Carlson (1) *

Key:
½ = Half an Enemy A/C KIA
* = 1 Enemy A/C KIA
# = 5 Enemy A/C KIA

Bomb Run:
---- Bomb Drop; on
---- Accuracy; 96%

Enemy Fighters Encountered: Encountered – 34; (KIA – 8 / Prob – 0 / Damg – 4)
---- FW190: 1-KIA / 0-Prob / 0-Damg (6 Attacked)
---- Bf109: 5-KIA / 0-Prob / 2-Damg (21 Attacked)
---- Bf110: 1-KIA / 0-Prob / 1-Damg (3 Attacked)
---- Me410: 1-KIA / 0-Prob / 0-Damg (2 Attacked)
---- JU88: 0-KIA / 0-Prob / 1-Damg (2 Attacked)
---- Driven-off:Total: 0-KIA / 0-Prob / 4-Damg / 4-Driven-off (by P-47’s)

Claims:
MSgt. Bruce Kestner (Eng) 2x Bf109 Destroyed & 1x FW190 Destroyed
Sgt. Wilfred M. Crane (Ball) 1x Bf110 Destroyed & 2x Bf109 Destroyed
Sgt Miguel K. Keo (PW) 1x Bf109 Destroyed & 1x Bf109 Damaged
Sgt. Britt Reid (SW) 1x FW190 Damaged & 1x JU88 Damaged
Sgt. Nelson C. Carlson (Tail) 1x Bf410 Destroyed & 1x Bf110 Damaged

Medals and Promotions:
none

B-17s disposition:
Msgt. Cory Berkely “Black Widow II” Returned with heavy damaged Cat-E: Numerous systems damaged. 4 hit causing wounds, causing one fatalities, two serious and one light wounds. Twenty of Forty-One hits were of a superficial nature (346pts Peckham Points)

In Hospital:
None

Awaiting Assignment:
None

Replacements:
TSgt. Walter "Radar" O'Reilly (Radio Operator) Returns to active duty on the 9th Oct ’43
2nd Lt Bryngeir Sigjónsson (Bombardier)

Mission Description:
Subject: Rennes, Germany. R/Y
8-October-43 Mission Report C5M112-673A

Mission Debriefing:
Pending


Mission Note: I made one home!?
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Rennes AAR



Pilot : Captain Vetinari
B-17 : Reaper Man B17G-10-BO 42-31233
Squadron : 153rd

Mission 112/Bomber 11


Crew :-

Pilot Cpt Vetinari (16)
CoPilot 1st Lt Drumknott (16)
Navigator Lt Doe
Bombardier 1st Lt Johnson #**** (15)
Engineer Mstr Sgt Cohen ##** (16)
Radio Operator Sgt Gaspode (6)
Ball Turret Tech Sgt Malich ###** (16)
Waist Gunner Sgt Nutt * (9)
Waist Gunner Sgt Likely ^ (10)
Tail Turret Sgt Teatime ###**** (16)


() : missions previously completed.
# : 5 fighters previously claimed.
* : fighters previously claimed.
^ : half fighter previously claimed.

Fighters claimed : 1 x Me 109, 1 x Me 110, 1 x Me 410 & 1 x FW 190 KIA, 3 x Me 109, 1 x Me 110 & 2 x FW 190 Probable, 1 x FW 190 Damaged.
Bombing results : 0%.
Injuries : Lieutenant Doe seriously wounded, light wounds for 1st Lieutenant Johnson and Sergeants Nutt and Likely.

Debrief

"This was a tough mission for us : the Germans never let up, and threw everything at us, fighters, bombs, rockets...

The bombs came just after we crossed the English coast, along with a 190 in a vertical dive who fortunately missed us. A 190 on our tail in zone 3 was seen off by a fighter, and Malich shot down a 410 climbing towards us. He also shot down a 109 in zone 4, but not before the kraut had fired rockets at us, damaging the rudder and wounding Nutt and Likely.

A 109 and 110 came in on our tail in zone 5, but Malich got the 110 for his third kill of the day, and the 109 missed us. Then three 190s attacked us, but missed, and Teatime downed one of them - himself and Malich are now on twenty kills apiece. Fire from the other planes in the squadron kept away any more krauts. The flak barrage was desultory, but we still got hit, damaging the oxygen lines in the radio shack and giving us a fuel leak in the starboard inner tank. The buffetting from the barrage put our bomb drop well wide of the rail yards. As we left Rennes, five 190s came at us : we damaged two of them, but one of them wounded Johnson. Malich claimed him as a probable on his second pass, in return for a hit on his own oxygen lines. Then, two 109s made an unsuccessful attack on us.

By this time, both waist guns had jammed. We took some more rocket damage in zone 4, with a runaway number three engine that had to be feathered. The last attack, and our worst luck, came in zone 3, when another 109/110 combination had a pop at us. We claimed both as probables, but before he spiralled away the 109 put a single shell into the nose, giving John Doe a sucking chest wound that will see him evacuated to hospital and the States. Hopefully our next navigator will be a bit luckier. After that, the flight was uneventful and we put down safely at an emergency strip on the south coast as our fuel ran low, hence the delay to this report."

Captain Havelock Vetinari

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153rd BS
B-17 "Justintime" B-17F-75-DL 42-3553
Mission:112 (this bomber 12)
Date: October 8th,1943
Target: Rennes,France,Railyards.
Position: Low-low (+1)

Crew:
Pilot Lt.Lex Dexter (17)(Rabbit's Foot)
Co-Pilot Lt.Keith Lund (15)(Rabbit's Foot)
Bombadier Lt.Glen Houston (4)("Novice")
Navigator Lt.Peter Beery (0)("Novice")
Engineer Mst.Sgt.Vincent Bond (14)(Ace)(Rabbit's Foot)
Radio Operator Sgt.Ray Brodie (19)
Ball Gunner Sgt.Lee Lugosi (12)(RabbitsFoot)
Port Waist and
Starboard Waist Sgt.Lonnie Rice (5)
Tail Gunner Sgt.Lew Meeker (19)(Ace)

Bomb Run Off Target 0 %

Enemy Aircraft Damaged (-1) 1 x FW190

Rennes sounds a simple run.Little Friends support is to be pretty
good.Weather prediction's good.
I got the crew together earlier than usual.We had need to introduce
our replacement Navigator Lt.Peter Beery into the crew.Also it was
a sad time for Bombadier Houston.He had received news that his brother
had been KIA in the Pacific theatre.So many of us had loved ones
at risk.
In a lighter vein Brodie denied he had a "dear john" letter inspite
of Lee Lugosi claiming he'd seen Ray drawing a Groucho mustache
on the picture he has of his gal.
We never heard the game.We read in the Stars and Stripes that Spud
Chandler got the win for the Yankees with a 4-2 scoreline.We have
begun a pot for the outcome.

Now we were underway with this mission.The o8.00 hours take-off
allowed us to view an English autumn morning;beautiful.
Formation position achieved without problems.
Over the southern counties and into the Channel.P-47's dealt with
a FW190 and we saw some rockets fired at us,that missed.

Further into France without problems to reocord.Then Rennes.
Weather fairly ok.No Jerry interference and Flak light but we
knew from his tone of voice,leadened, that Glen Houston's drop
missed the target.The new Navigator came on and aplogised,saying
he was to blame.
Coming away there was no sign of Flak.There were Jerries.They
were attacking Jeff Kidder's tail position fort;taking some bad
hits.We watched the pieces flling away .He stayed aloft.The
Hun defied.

The only action we took was against two e/a in Zone 2.A
greenhorn,coming straight at us,was hit(-1) by our nose gun;the
other missed and took tail.

Our damage was negligible;some metal fragment from some unknown
source nicking the starboard wing aileron.Landing easily we
exited and made off to de-brief and a hot cup of Java.

Report prepared and submitted by Lt.Lex Dexter
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