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The Coleman Crew's Final Mission—25 June 1944
The following page was created with information supplied by Dan Odenweller. Thank you to Dan Odenweller for taking time to put together the chronology of Coleman Crew's Last Mission!
Chronology of Coleman Crew's Last Mission - 25 June 1944
Mission: Hit Yap Aerodrome at 1200/K on 25JUN44.
Formation: Formed up over Sorel Island, the Wing rendezvous point, then on to the IP, as a Squadrons in trail formation. The 5th BG flights, 72th BS - two 3-plane elements in a modified stagger, and the 394th BS - echeloned to the right in a modified stagger. The 307th BG two flights (370th and 372th BS in "Javelin Down" formation, within squadrons.
5th Bombardment Group (H) - Two Squadrons of 6 A/C ( 335, 639)
307th Bombardment Group (H) - Two Squadrons of 6 A/C ( 075, 542, )
Sample Simulation of Mission using Google Earth:
The following simulation was put together by Walt Webb using the Google Earth application.
Mission Formation Map:
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