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1st Lt. Paul B. Cantrell
720th Squadron



Information courtesy of 450th Bomb Group (H) The "Cottontails" of WWII and Turner Publishing Company





1ST ATTACK UNIT

 

234    CANTRELL 4 975 SNAITH 9 152 WORD 41

226    ANDERSON 10 156 JEFF 12 122 NOLTE 48

159 OSBORNE 8 211 GULDBERG 6 154 BARRETT 56

748 WHITE 2 304 LAYTON 17 216 MCLAUGHLIN 43

119 H.W. SMITH 7 760 BRUNER 54 332 WEATHERMON 52

231 SHAMBLIN 5 960 SHAIN 55 984 PETERSON 53

 

2ND ATTACK UNIT

 

164 WELLS 61 622 DAVIS 29 224 TATE 23

246 ZINK 73 390 BOGGS 22 227 ELDRED 21

752 VOGEL 68 152 MARTIN 35 455 GALLAGHER 24

345 BARBATI 72 104 CONKLIN 76 448 DEVANE 27

385 JOHN THOMAS 64 919 MORRIS 75 827 CLARKE 34

196 SMICK 74 454 WILDER 67 432 SALINGER 26

 

BRIEFING: 0730

 

START ENGINES: 0815

 

TAKE OFF: 0830

 

DEPARTURE: LEAVE FIELD AT 09:15 BAKER. BOMB AT 18,000 FEET FROM

1030 TO 1200 BAKER.





4 MAY 1944

 

1ST ATTACK UNIT

 

231 STEBBINGS 5 774 SNAITH 221 WORD 49

211 ERICKSON 6 234 CANTRELL 4 122 NOLTE 48

339 CUNNINGHAM 14 159 BECHTEL 8 194 BARRETT 42

237 ROBINSON 15 760 BRUNER 54 216 MCLAUGHLIN 43

975 AUGSTENBORG 9 154 KING 56 332 WEATHERMON 52

226 JEFF 10 805 SHAIN 47 144 CROCKETT 44

 

2ND ATTACK UNIT

 

164 MILLER 61 821 COURTRIGHT 62 224 LB SCOTT 23

919 MORRIS 75 215 HENDERSON 71 227 E ANDERSON 21

104 GRIFFIN 76 454 BAKER 67 205 GALLAGHER 36

345 BARBATI 72 448 BOGGS 27 455 BISHOP 24

968 JOHN THOMAS 77 708 WEILERT 28 432 SALINGER 26

246 WILDER 73 152 DEVANE 35 827 ELDRED 34

196 SMICK 74

 

BRIEFING: 0615 0545

START ENG: 0715 0645

T.O.: 0730 0700

 

RENDY: 449TH AND 450TH AT MANDURIA AT 6000 10000 FEET AT 0830 0832

ON COURSE TO SAN VITO

1 GROUP FIGHTERS PENETRATION 0926

1 GROUP FIGHTERS TARGET COVER 1055 TO 1155

1 GROUP FIGHTERS WITHDRAWEL (444ON 2417E) 1131

 

TARGET: 21,500 FEET AT 1:20 BAKER ON 1520T.

 

RALLY: RIGHT

 

VHF - BAKER CALL FLARE ALDIS

 

449TH PIXIE THREE ONE YY ABLE

450TH PIXIE THREE TWO RG BAKER

 

FIGHTERS: PENETRATION "BURGLAR ONE"

TARGET COVER "BURGLAR" TWO & THREE

WITHDRAWEL "BURGLAR" 4 AND 5

 

RECALL "RIOT"





MAY 26

 

1ST ATTACK UNIT

 

968 KELLMAN 77 205 DAVIS 36 224 TATE 23

454 JENCON 67 708 L. SCOTT 28 405 EMCH 31

196 MORRIS 74 827 DEVAN 34 390 GILDAY 22

579 MILLER 69 159 BECHTEL 8 622 PITT 29

620 HEFFNER 66 237 CUNNINGHAM 15 152 BOGGS 35

104 SULLIVAN 76 211 ERICKSON 6 448 MARTIN 27

752 HENDERSON 68 432 DANIELS 26

 

2ND ATTACK UNIT

 

234 CANTRELL 4 194 MCWORTER 42 144 MCLAUGHLIN 44

231 STEBBINGS 5 331 CALDWELL 47 285 KELLER 46

261 FRENCH 3 260 NOLTE 50 984 PETERSON 53

339 AUGUSTENBORG 14 742 MULHOLLAN 18 332 WEATHERMON 52

156 RADUE 12 748 SMITH 2 448 SCHAEFFER 27

287 BOOTH 16 304 OSBORNE 17 154 WILSON 56

085 VAN POPERING 51

 

 

 

BRIEFING: 0430

START ENG: 0545

TAKE OFF: 0600

RENDY: 450TH AND 449TH OVER MANDURIA AT 0647 BAKER 450TH 3000'

449TH 4000' ON COURSE TO SAN VITO.

 

TARGET TIME: 1027 BAKER 20,000' ON 193 TRUE

 

RALLY LEFT.

 

VHF ABLE CALL FLARE ALDIS

376 SENILE 51 RED YELLOW NAN

98 SENILE 52 GREEN YELLOW

450 SENILE 53 RED GREEN ALBE

449 SENILE 54 YELLOW YELLOW

 

 

FIGHTER: RADCLIFF

RECALL: FLOWER





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