TC Gp. :
314th Troop Carrier Group.
- Para drop
A/C (ll C-47A
- 7 C-53D).
Atlanta - Burbank - Cleveland - Dallas - Elko - Flatbush -Gallup -
Hoboken - Peoria - DZ - Paducah - Spokane - Gallup - and reciprecal
[sic] to Saltby. Exactly as briefed.
visibility at take-off; winds as briefed; scattered clouds on route
thickening Elko - Hoboken; Peoria overcast top
course; on descent for DZ broke out at
900 - 600
Light inaccurate (i.d., eneffective [sic]) moderate flak
encountered on course 2 minutes after Peoria until coast after DZ.
No intense concentrations observed except a five-gun position two
miles before DZ about one mile north; other fire scattered in same
area. Heavy intense flak observed north of course close to
Cherbourg and south of course, distance unknown but out of range.
of ships encountered between Flatbush and Gallup on outward
course; large numbers in Paducah-Spokane-Gallup area on return.
unavoidably flew directly over ships fired colors of the day.
0203 - 0206;
700 - 800
- 110 mph.
Navigator in Group lead
ship, reported that Eureka at Hoboken was slightly out of position.
Eureka at DZ "N" jammed; none of the radar ships were able to pick
Group lead ship dropped On "Gee". "Tee" was not lighted when lead
ship arrived; last 3 ships in formation observed both brown and
green Tees and dropped on latter. All other radar and visual
checks operated perfectly. No transmissions were heard. Constant
interference on 5005, KC.