TOWER RECEPTIONS: MISSION 61

 

Intercom Conversations and Radio Transmissions from Tule Lake Samurai III Somewhere Over Romania SW of Brasov, Romania (zone-7 inbound)

 

Sgt. Sakamoto: “Capt. I see smoke coming out of the mid section of Weasel!"

 

Capt. Shimizu: “Keep an eye on them, Sergeant. Make sure they keep in formation. Sergeant Hiromi, do you see anything?”

 

Sgt. Hiromi: “No, Capt.  They must still be in formation, don't see them going below yet.”

 

Capt. Shimizu: “ICEBERG SIX THIS IS ICEBERG ONE . . . WHAT IS YOUR CONDITION . . . REPEAT WHAT IS YOUR CONDITION?...”

 

Sgt. Sakamoto: “Don't think they are going to get it out, sir.  I see a lot of smoke and there's flames that are spreading into the bomb bay area.”

 

Capt. Shimizu: “This is Iceberg One calling base . . . We are past Checkpoint Seven . . . repeat we are past Checkpoint Seven . . . We see fire and smoke inside Iceberg Six . . . repeat we see fire and smoke inside Iceberg Six.”

 

Sgt. Sakamoto: “Sir, Weasel is starting to go down blazing, sir!”

 

Capt. Shimizu: “Sergeant Hiromi, Sergeant Sakamoto, do you see any chutes?”

 

Sgt. Hiromi: “I see one, three, four, six chutes, Capt.  Doesn't look good, fire all over the place.”

 

Sgt. Sakamoto: “I see seven chutes sir.”

Capt. Shimizu, “THIS IS ICEBERG ONE CALLING BASE . . . THIS IS ICEBERG ONE CALLING BASE . . . ICEBERG SIX WAS HIT AND DOING A FUNERAL GLIDE SEVEN MILES FROM CHECKPOINT SEVEN . . . WE SEE SEVEN CHUTES OUT OF ICEBERG SIX . . . REPEAT WE SEE SEVEN CHUTES OUT OF ICEBERG SIX . . .OUT.”


Radio Transmission From SNAFU to the Control Tower just before reaching the airfield on the way back from the raid (zone-1)

 

    “GLOWWORM SEVEN TO BASE . . . GLOWWORM SEVEN TO BASE . . . CLEAR THE FIELD, WE ARE INBOUND WITH NO LANDING GEAR, NO RUDDER AND SIX INJURED ABOARD . . . FUEL IS CRITICALLY LOW, WE HAVE NO TIME TO CIRCLE . . . ETA IS TWENTY MINUTES . . . GLOWWORM SEVEN OUT.”


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