USAAF Navigators Mission Log Sheet 379th BG Kimboulton
Here is a rare October 1943 naviagators mission log sheet for the 1st Schweinfurt raid by a USAAF 8th Air Force Navigator 2nd Lt. Forest Eherenman 379th BG 525 Sq. flying a B17 out of Kimboulton, Bedfordshire. His pilot was 2nd Lt. Paul Carson.
The pencilled log details the following:-
Pilot Carson PE
Dated 14th October 1943
11.08 Take off
11.36 over Molesworth beacon
12.31 English coast out Orfordness
13.03 Dutch coast with P47’s
13.37 Plane down in flames fighters
14.10 B17 down low group P on tail
14.29 B17 down
14.32 I got a ME109 pilot conforming
14.44 Bombs away thousands of fighters attacking in squadrons large holes on left wing waist and right stabiliser flaps shot away Control cables shot gone hydraulic system out.
16.57 Ememy coast out oxygen gone
17.11 English coast in
17.43 Landed Biggin Hill
Fascinating historic document.