Non-Operational Mission
May 9, 1945
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Lead
009 TE 33
Moffett
3
257 TJ 37
Seaburg
2
616 PA 42
Dibble-Uhle
1
800 PR 45
Gay
8
894 TM 31
Moran
5
Low 059 PF 49
Jackson
4
High
996 DA 26
Brandstein
3
363 PT 43
Vance
2
787 NK 4
Chilton
3
846 NE 11
Sill
2
615 PG 46
Heuser-Swift
1
968 NV 8
Hinze-Robinson
1
149 DM 17
Stang
6
958 DH 26
Bonagura
5
418 SV GP 891 NJ 9
Schmitz
6
859 NN 6
McGuire
5
314 DD 20
Moss
4
983 PN 48
Gibbs
4
486 HDQS

This mission was a sightseeing mission (Victory Tour) for the ground support units at Station #174 following the cessation of hostilities. Germany surrendered the preceding day. The group assembled at 2,500', and flew the mission with a relative base Alt of 1,000'. The 94th, 447th, and 487th also flew this mission with the 486th. The mission was flown according to the following schedule:

 
  • Buncher #12
  • Orfordness
  • Ostend
  • Liege
  • Essen
  • Munster
  • Hannover
  • Brunswick
  • Kassel
  • Frankfurt
  • Wiesbaden
  • Paris
  • cape Gris Nez
  • Dungeness
  • Station #174
  • 0904
  • 0918
  • 0957
  • 1055
  • 1132
  • 1159
  • 1243
  • 1307
  • 1335
  • 1409
  • 1423
  • 1551
  • 1651
  • 1700
  • 1736

Copyright © 1998-2017 486th Bomb Group Association.

Copyright © 1998-2017 486th Bomb Group Association.