Crew 1 - Assigned 752nd Squadron - October 5, 1943
(Photo: Sandy Jefferson)
|1Lt||Odis F Taylor||0681483||Pilot||Jun-44||CT||Awards - Distinguished Flying Cross|
|F/O||Norman L Lakey||T61282||Co-pilot||Sep-44||CT||Awards - Distinguished Flying Cross|
|1Lt||William H Raupp||0810912||Navigator||30-May-44||CT||First combat crewman to complete 30 missions|
|1Lt||John A McNaney||0688376||Bombardier||Jun-44||CT||Awards - Distinguished Flying Cross|
|T/Sgt||Glenn D Carlson||14142593||Radio Operator||Jul-44||CT||Awards - Distinguished Flying Cross|
|T/Sgt||Russell C Kuhnau||37317579||Flight Engineer||Jun-44||CT||Awards - Distinguished Flying Cross|
|S/Sgt||Carl G Larson||36419320||Nose Turret Gunner||Jul-44||CT||Awards - Distinguished Flying Cross|
|S/Sgt||Charles R Graham||39036518||Top Turret Gunner||Jun-44||CT||Awards - Distinguished Flying Cross|
|T/Sgt||Edwin L Wilds||15074927||Ball Turret Gunner||Jun-44||CT||Awards - Distinguished Flying Cross|
|S/Sgt||Ervin H Busby||38319119||Tail Turret Gunner||Jul-44||CT||Awards - Distinguished Flying Cross|
Their aircraft, a B-24H that was named Bo in honor of the pilot’s little brother, carried them through more than half of their missions before bring lost on April 29, 1944 with Lt Dale Morris and crew. A new B-24H soon arrived and was christened Bo II. The crew flew this aircraft on several missions before it was transferred to the 492BG.
F/O Norman Lakey may have been reassigned to another crew or crews. After flying with Taylor on March 2nd and 5th, he is shown flying with the crew of Lt Walter Mangerich as early as the March 8th mission to Berlin. On this same mission and several subsequent missions where load lists are available, 1Lt George L. Gouderault is shown as co-pilot on Taylor’s crew. Gouderault was the co-pilot on Crew 12, pilot Lt Beverly Beckley, before that crew was disbanded during training and their members distributed throughout the squadron.
F/O Lakey was the co-pilot for Lt Kenneth Gorrell on the June 29, 1944 mission to Aschersleben when their aircraft sustained damage and two crew members bailed out over Germany. The aircraft made a safe return to Horsham.
Most of the crew finished up their 30 missions in June 1944. Navigator 1Lt William Raupp is credited as the first man in the 458th to finish his required number of missions on May 30, 1944. All of the men were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and sent back to the States for reassignment, with the possible exception of Lt John McNaney who was sent on Temporary Duty to RAF Kirkham, Lancashire in June.
Lt Odis Taylor returned to the 458th in April 1945 with a new crew, the only pilot in the group to have the distinction of leading two crews on two separate tours of duty. Assigned on April 5, 1945, the crew was assigned to fly their first mission on April 19th, but it was scrubbed. Their first and only mission was flown on April 20th to hit a railroad bridge near Zwiesel, Germany. The group flew only one more combat mission on April 25, 1945, but Taylor did not participate.
Members of this crew are shown in front of the B-24J Cookie/Open Post prior to returning that aircraft to the U.S. in June 1945. The air crew members have been identified by Taylor’s second bombardier, Lt Harold Diegel. It does not appear that Odis Taylor is pictured with this group, but there is an unidentified officer standing second from left. It is not known if this man was assigned to pilot the aircraft and personnel back to the States or if Taylor was just not present for the photo.
Missions - 1944
|Date||Target||458th Msn||Pilot Msn||Serial||RCL||Sqdn||A/C Msn||A/C Name||Comments|
|24-Feb-44||DUTCH COAST||D1||--||41-28718||--||7V||D1||BO||Diversion Mission|
|25-Feb-44||DUTCH COAST||D2||--||41-28718||--||7V||D2||BO||Diversion Mission|
|21-Mar-44||WATTEN, near ST. OMER||10||5||41-28718||M||7V||9||BO|
|04-May-44||BRUNSWICK/WAGGUM||34||20||42-95050||J||7V||1||GAS HOUSE MOUSE||TAKE OFF LAST NOTED|
|05-May-44||SOTTEVAST||35||21||42-95050||J||7V||2||GAS HOUSE MOUSE|
|07-May-44||OSNABRUCK||36||22||42-95177||M||7V||1||BO II||INFO FROM OPS REC'S|
|09-May-44||ST. TROND||38||24||42-95177||S||7V||3||BO II|
|10-May-44||DIEPHOLZ||REC||--||42-95177||S||7V||--||BO II||RECALL BEFORE EC|
|24-May-44||VILLEROCHE||46||29||42-95179||X||7V||1||HERE I GO AGAIN|
|29-May-44||TUTOW A/F||50||30||42-95179||X||7V||4||HERE I GO AGAIN|
|30-May-44||ZWISCHENAHN A/F||51||31||42-95179||X||7V||5||HERE I GO AGAIN|
|31-May-44||BERTRIX||52||32||42-95179||X||7V||6||HERE I GO AGAIN|
|02-Jun-44||STELLA/PLAGE||53||33||42-95179||X||7V||7||HERE I GO AGAIN|
|11-Jul-44||MUNICH||88||ASSY||--||--||--||--||NO A/C LISTED||ASSEMBLY CREW|
S/Sgt Ervin H. Busby
Ervin Busby, (standing, back row center, with cap), and a group of enlisted men. Possibly taken Stateside during training.
If you can identify any of the other in the picture, please contact me.
(Photo: Ervin Busby)
B-24H-10 DT 41-28718 7V M Bo
(Photos: Odis Taylor & Rob Martyr)
B-24H-25 FO 42-95177 7V S Bo II
Taylor and crew as photographed by Glenn Carlson (who was flying with another crew), on a flight somewhere over Germany.
Bo II was transferred to the 492BG at North Pickenham in late May 1944, and was lost on July 7, 1944 near Bernberg, Germany due to fighter attacks.
(Photo: Sandy Jefferson)
1Lt John A. McNaney - Bombardier
March 2, 1944 – Frankfurt
Today our target was Germany! We bombed the air piston works at Frankfurt.
At take-off Crew 15 [Gorrell] crashed.
As we followed in take-off we came near doing the same, due to ice in
our ailerons. I was pretty scared for I
was already shaken by the crack up. The
rest of the mission went very well except that over France three of our
superchargers went out. We almost had to
turn back. Another drawback was that one
of my nose guns jammed and I could not find the defect. Our formation flying was very good. As this was the group’s first mission all of
us took a great deal of pride in being in on it and setting the pace.
We dropped 52 – 70lb incendiaries M47A2. Total 3,640lbs.
March 5, 1944 – Bordeaux
Our mission today was supposed to take us to an airdrome east of Bordeaux in Southern France. We were to drop 12 – 500lb M43 G.P. [General Purpose] Bombs on the hangers of this field. Due to bad navigation, we missed the field and instead, most of us dropped our load on another airfield near Cognac. I did not drop my bombs as our position was too far to the left of the target to do any good. Bombs cannot be dropped on anything but airdromes and specific targets in France for the French people are our allies. Rather than try to land with such a heavy bomb load I salvoed my bombs over the English Channel. The total time in the air today was eight and one half hours. We met little fighter opposition and my crew saw no fighters at all. Our ship, “Bo”, was hit in three places by flak near Cognac. One piece of flak hit our propeller of No. 2 engine taking out quite a piece. This did not damage its working qualities though. We got credit for the mission which is our second.
March 8, 1944 – Erkner
Today we flew deep into the very heart of Germany to bomb the V.K.F. Ball Bearing Plant at Erkner in the suburbs of Berlin. We hit the target with incendiaries and G.P. bombs and left it in ruins. I saw demolition bombs exploding in the target area like rain on a pavement. I also observed a terrific explosion that threw flame, in a gigantic mass, up to 700 feet, I should say. Forts and Libs did the jobs. Over Berlin’s center I could discern Forts at about 30,000 feet dropping a huge load on what I presumed to be Friedrichstrasse Station in the heart of Berlin. Friendly fighters, both American and RAF, covered us like a blanket as they gave the greatest fighter support that was ever given to any bombing division. P-47’s, 38’s and 51’s were the boys who did the job. Very few enemy fighters got through to our formations. Flak was not too bad. I dropped 16 – 100lb G.P. bombs and 36 – 70lb incendiaries – total 3,920lbs. Altitude was 26,000 feet. Total dropped in Reich 7,500lbs. Fighter cover, in all, numbered 1,000 ships.
March 15, 1944 – Brunswick
Today we aborted a mission for the first time. We took off this morning on our first fairly short mission to Brunswick, Germany. As we got up to 10,000 feet and in formation, we lost our number one engine. All the oil drained from her in a few seconds and we could not feather the prop. Immediately we headed back to Horsham St. Faith losing altitude all the time. I helped the armorers put the safety pins back in the bombs, by this time we were down quite low. Taylor made two passes at the field but could not see it for the haze was too thick. I was in the waist when Larson, the nose gunner came up and said, “Taylor wants you to salvo the bombs!” Like a flash I tore through the bomb bay and up into the nose, making the best time I’d ever made in going through that ship. On my way up I told the gunner to open the bomb bays. I took a quick look at the panel and the red lights told me the doors were open, then I looked out the nose and [saw] we were over a plowed field and another field was just ahead of us. I grabbed the salvo lever and pushed it full forward, all the bombs went out. At 500 feet there is so little trail that I knew they would land in the plowed field, they did. These bombs exploded but the safety pins prevented the others form going off. I turned and beat it back to the waist and on the third pass at the field old “Ote” made it. We would have run off the end of the runway had the bombs been in the ship. 52 incendiaries, 12 demos. (These bombs, all dropped on England, make up what I refer to as “My Iron Cross mission!”)
March 21, 1944 – St. Omer (Watten)
We flew to France again today on our first short mission since we began. Our target was a rocket gun emplacement and adjacent buildings. The location was east of St. Omer and we carried 4 – 2000lb bombs, the largest I have ever dropped. They were M-34 G.P.’s. The mission was short and uneventful. We hit the target. No fighters, little flak. I had a bomb that did not release and I had to release it manually over the Channel. Alt: 22,000 feet. Bombs dropped:
7,560 lbs Total in Germany
6,000 lbs Total in France
13,560 lbs Total dropped on Enemy territory
6,000 lbs Total in France
2,000 lbs Total in Channel
8,000 lbs Overall Total
March 22, 1944 – Berlin
No milk run today! We paid another visit to Berlin. It was a long darn mission, our target was the Friedrichstrasse Station in the heart of Berlin. We hit the target. Our bomb load was 10 – 500lb G.P. Demos. The navigator and pilots saw a 24 go into a spin and a 17 break up in mid air. The fighter cover we had was wonderful. No fighters got to us. Over Berlin the flak was thick enough to walk on. None of it hit our ship, thank God. This was our Air Medal mission and we will now receive the Air Medal.
5,000 lbs dropped on Berlin
12,560 lbs dropped on Reich
6,000 lbs Total in France
18,560 lbs on enemy so far
March 23, 1944 – Osnabruck
Today we accomplished our 6th mission on a raid to an airfield near Osnabruck, Germany. We ran into heavy flak over the target. Our fighter cover was excellent. No fighters came up to get us. Dropped 52 – 70lb M47 incendiaries, making a total of 3,640 lbs. We hit the target. Hetzler and his crew went down after leaving the target, they were all close friends of mine and Taylor’s and our crew.
3,640 lbs on airfield
16,200 lbs on Germany
6,000 lbs on France
22,200 lbs on enemy so far
March 26, 1944 – Bonnieres
An airfield NW of Albert was our target but the lead navigator got lost. We had our bomb bays open, though, supposedly making a run on the target. Before our bomb bays were opened we were hit by flak in the nose and also underneath the bomb bays. A piece pierced one of the bomb bay doors, went into the bomb bay and severed a hydraulic line. When the doors were opened the wind blew the hydraulic fluid escaping into a smoke like spray. Willie asked if there was a fire in our bomb bay, scaring everyone. I told him, for he was near the salvo lever, to salvo the bombs so we could close the bomb bay doors. 500 lb G.P. bombs went into a French field, hurting no one, I’m sure. We found what the trouble was after. No one else dropped any bombs for they couldn’t find the target. In an emergency like ours, it was best to get the bombs out of there quick as things happen fast in the air.
11,000 – 5,000 on France & 6,000 more
16,200 – dropped on Reich
27,200 – total
March 27, 1944 – Biarritz
On another raid into France we went farther than any other previous mission. We hit an airfield near Biarritz, and I mean we hit it! We could see Spain and the Pyrenees Mts. To our right as we came in on the target. There was meager flak and no air opposition. We had good fighter cover. Our route to the target was across Eastern France over the Bay of Biscay and into Southern France. We went back the same way. Navigation was very good and so was the bombing. We did not drop our bombs for we had a rack malfunction. This was our eighth mission. We have gone on five raids in one week.
April 8, 1944 – Brunswick/Waggum (Holy Saturday)
After an eleven day bad weather interlude, we took off again, target: Germany. Our target, to be specific, was an airfield north of Brunswick. I was not flying in “Bo” as Willie, Kuhnau, and I flew with Lt. Jack Martin’s Crew 3 in their ship, “Plutocrat”. After being hit by heavy flak near Osnabruck, all the power to our engine went out. We dropped a thousand feet out of formation and the pilot cried out for the bombs to be salvoed. At first the bomb bays wouldn’t open, but when they did Willie grabbed the salvo lever and salvoed the bombs. Firing flares for fighter support, we turned and headed back for home. We were 75 miles within the coast. The power returned and we headed for home, watching all the while for enemy fighters. At last fighters came and with relief and much pleasure we saw they were our own P-47s; we couldn’t have beheld a more welcome sight. At this point the tail gunner said he saw our bombs hit an airfield. The radio man also stated that the bombs hit there. So, purely by accident, our fragmentation bombs hit the primary target of Diepholtz amidst many parked planes! We managed to get home O.K., thank God.
4,800 more on Reich
April 9, 1944 – Tutow A/F EASTER
On a long raid almost to East Prussia we hit the A/C Factory and Field at Tutow, Germany and we flew over Denmark. After we left Denmark, Focke Wulf 190s and Messerschmitt 109s attacked our formation. I got three bursts at one as three F.W. 190s went by. They knocked one of Mangerich’s engines out, he left the formation and eight 190s hopped on him. We hope he managed to get away. Our section’s bombs hit the target good. The section behind us dropped short of the target. I stuck my head out the waist window and could see the bombs hit good. We made it home without much trouble, but it was a long haul. We carried six 1000 lb G.P.s they hit the target, I know.
27,000 lbs on Germany
38,000 lbs – total on enemy
April 11, 1944 – Oschersleben
We went to Oschersleben, near Brunswick, Germany and dropped bombs on an A/C factory there. Our bombs demolished a lot of their buildings and left some standing. We may have to go there again. Fighters hit the group behind us. I saw our own fighters go after German fighters trying to make a sneak attack on our formation. They knocked him down in short order. One Liberator ahead of us was hit by flak, which was damn accurate, and I saw three chutes go by of men who’d jumped from her. She was going down under control, and it is presumed that they all got out. We didn’t have such a hard time getting home. We had good fighter support and (for once) avoided the flak areas. This was my eleventh mission. We carried 6 – 1000lb G.P. bombs. This makes a total of 33,000lbs dropped on France which equals 44,000lbs in all or 22 tons.
April 18, 1944 – Brandenburg
We were briefed to hit an A/C factory at Brandenburg with Berlin’s Freidrichstrasse Station as our secondary target. Everything went smooth until just about bombs away. Then we hit a dense cloud that went up to 25,000 feet. Everyone was lucky that ships didn’t collide for there were airplanes everywhere. It was scary for a few minutes. We dropped our bombs on a marshalling yard in a railroad center5 of a small town on the way back. The bombs hit dead center. They were 40 – 100lb G.P.s making a total of 37,000lbs I’ve dropped on Germany plus 11,000 on France – 48,000lbs. The clouds formed a good defense for they broke up our bomber formations and on the route back there were many fires left by the ships dropping bombs. This was my twelfth raid.
April 22, 1944 – Hamm
In trying an experiment of some sort we lost a good many ships. Today we took off late in the afternoon to hit the marshalling yards a t Hamm, Germany. When we got there the target had already been hit pretty hard and we couldn’t see the yards through the smoke. Over that area we got very accurate flak (this is part of the Ruhr Valley). Our ship had flak holes in her when we got on the ground. We dropped our bombs on the marshalling yard of Koblenz, Germany. They all hit good. Returning to England we came in after dark. The Germans knew enough to send bomber-fighters in behind us and JU88s shot hell out of our formation. British anti-aircraft batteries also accounted for more than a few of our bombers. We had to land amidst an air raid, we were low on gas, and on the ground I could see 24’s (2) burning, having been shot down either by the Germans or the damn British, [copy of diary cut off here].
April 24, 1944 – Leipheim
In a long haul into Germany we hit on an airfield rather near to Grunsburg. We hit it good too. The target was really plastered. We met with meager flak and no fighters, thank God. We were carrying 10 – 500lb G.P.s. This totals 47,000 on Germany plus 11,000 on France equaling a total of 58,000lbs on the enemy. This was my fourteenth raid.
April 25, 1944 – Mannheim
Another long one today. We should have hit Mannheim’s marshalling yards but dense under cast prevented this. Flak was accurate and in France we were hit by fighters; they knocked down our deputy lead ship [Lt. Combs Crew]. Our own fighters went after these (ME-109’s) and knocked them down. Because of the need of lightening our ship to help cope with a 100 mph headwind, we dropped our bombs through the clouds on occupied France (in open country we hope). Our bomb load was 40 – 100lb G.P.s and 12 – 100lb incendiaries. Our total on France now is 16,200lbs, plus 47,000lbs on Germany which equals 63,200lbs on enemy so far.
April 27, 1944 – Blainville/Bonnieres
At last we got a short mission. We hit the rocket installation on the coast of France. The gun was stationed near Bonnieres. We hit the target well. The load was 12 – 500lb G.P.s which totals 22,000 on France plus 47,000lbs on Germany equals 69,200lb total on enemy so far – almost 35 tons! This was my 16th mission.
May 1, 1944 – Marquise/Mimoyecques Liege
Today we hit Calais! We had an easy mission to the coast of France. We had a rack malfunction and couldn’t drop the bombs on target. I went and release the last (rather, rear) bombs manually over the Channel to better balance the plane. Our own ship “Bo” has been missing for a few days since another crew flew it. Ed Grant was command pilot. She was last seen with a feathered engine dropping behind the formation.
May 4, 1944 – Brunswick/Waggum
We started for Brunswick today but didn’t reach the target for we were recalled because of weather. I’m sure we will get credit for this mission as we were inside of Germany before recall. We brought our bombs back. Ed Grant and the crew flying our ship “Bo” are all in Sweden. “Bo’ must have got them there O.K. What a ship!
May 5, 1944 – Sottevast
Today we hit the rocket coast of France. We ran into very accurate flak chiefly because the lead ship made a 2nd run on the target. We dropped 8 – 1000lb G.P.s making a total of 30,200lbs on France plus 47,000lbs on Germany equals 77,200lbs on enemy.
May 7, 1944 – Osnabruck
Today four crews from this group, including us, were briefed to fly with another crew and bomb an airfield near Munster, Germany. There was a complete under cast so we hit Osnabruck instead. We dropped 12 – 500lb G.P.s which total 53,000lbs on Reich plus 30,200lbs total on France which gives a grand total of 83,200lbs on enemy so far.
May 8, 1944 – Brunswick
This was not a milk run! We hit the city of Brunswick and [the] Luftwaffe hit us. Enemy planes hit us east of Brunswick. I saw about 40 hit a 17 group; they knocked down one 17 that I saw. I also saw what I think was a 24 explode and go down in one short sheet of flame. A 24 in front of us went down and many other others were damaged. No one got out of the 17 that I could see. We bombed through the clouds but hit the target. We carried 12 – 500lb G.P.s so we’ve now dropped 59,000lbs on Germany plus 30,200lbs on France equals 89,200lbs total.
May 9, 1944 – St. Trond
Out again, this time to Belgium. We hit an airfield near St. Trond. The group behind us was jumped by Jerry on returning near the coast. One 24 was seen to go down. We carried 40 – 100lb G.P.s which makes 4,000 on Belgium, plus 59,000 on Germany and 30,200lbs on France equals 93,200 so far on enemy.
May 19, 1944 – Brunswick
Today we went to Brunswick Germany. We hit the town with 10 – 500lb M17 incendiaries. Before we got to the town about 200 to 300 fighters hit our formation. Our group went unscathed, but other groups were hit. One of our bombardiers saw 8 Libs going down at one time. He also claims to have seen at least 20 – 24’s go down. This has proven once again that the papers have been wrong. The Luftwaffe isn’t beaten yet. We left Brunswick a blazing inferno. This makes 64,000lbs on the Reich, 30,200 on France, 4,000 on Belgium. Total 98,200lbs.
May 20, 1944 – Siracourt
Today we hit Calais. We dropped 7 – 1000lb G.P.s on a German rocket emplacement. This totals 37,200 on France, 4,000 on Belgium, 64,000 on Germany equals 105,200lbs total on enemy.
May 21, 1944 – Bourges
Bourges, France received a visit from us today. We hit another airfield there. Our second section did not do too well. We dropped 24 – 250lb G.P.s M-57. This is 6,000lbs more on France, 43,200 on France total, plus 4,000 on Belgium total, and 64,000 on Reich equals 111,200lbs total on enemy.
May 24, 1944 – Villaroche
France again had priority on our list, this time Paris. We hit an airfield south of Paris. I saw the large marshalling yards that the RAF hit 2 weeks ago. Boy, they sure plastered those rails! We dropped 52 – M47 incendiaries weighing 70lbs. 3,640lbs.
46,840 lbs France
64,000 lbs Germany
4,000 lbs Belgium
114,840 lbs total
May 29, 1944 – Tutow A/F
Today we re-did the Easter Sunday raid and once more we went to Tutow, Germany, close to the old East Russia line. We hit the target darned well. This time we saw much flak but none burst close to our formations. Our fighter cover was fair. We expected to get hit by enemy fighters as we did get hit by them there before. As it was, the fighters hit other groups ahead of us. We carried 10 – 500lb G.P.s. Total on Germany 69,000lbs, total on Belgium 4,000, total on France 46,840, total on enemy 119,840.
May 30, 1944 – Zwischenahn
Once more into Germany we hit a seaplane and A/C base at Zwischenahn. I was deputy lead and we hit the target with the real pin point precision that every bombardier dreams of. The Colonel, the general staff, everyone was darned pleased (except the Jerries). We carried 12 – 500lb G.P.s which makes 75,000lbs on Germany, 46,840 on France and 4,000lbs on Belgium. The total equals 125,840lbs total.
May 31, 1944 – Bertrix FINISHED MY 30 MISSIONS
Our target was supposed to be a round house near Bertrix, Belgium. We succeeded only in penetrating the coast a few miles for high clouds went up well over 22,000 feet. We were recalled but I got credit for the mission, we all did. Flak over Dunkirk.
14 MISSIONS IN MAY
125,840 on enemy – about 63 tons.
June 4, 1944
ROME CAPTURED BY ALLIES
June 6, 1944
INVASION OF FRANCE BY ALLIESOur group had first planes over the coast on day of invasion.
Distinguished Flying Cross
(Photo: Sandy Jefferson)
2nd Crew, 1945 - Flying at the End of Hostilities
|1Lt||Odis F Taylor||0681483||Pilot||05-Apr-45||FEH||Assigned for 2nd Tour|
|2Lt||Harold E Diegel||092678?||Bombardier||05-Apr-45||FEH||Assigned|
|Cpl||Edward J Merkwan||19168136||Radio Operator||17-Apr-45||FEH||Promoted to Sgt|
|Cpl||Calvin E Nicholas||33831801||Flight Engineer||17-Apr-45||FEH||Promoted to Sgt|
|Cpl||Kenneth G Gardner||39563782||Aerial Gunner||17-Apr-45||FEH||Promoted to Sgt|
|Cpl||Marvin R Harmon, Jr||37685382||Aerial Gunner||17-Apr-45||FEH||Promoted to Sgt|
|Cpl||William B Hetrick||35531848||Armorer-Gunner||17-Apr-45||FEH||Promoted to Sgt|
|Cpl||Allen L Langley||37733025||Aerial Gunner||17-Apr-45||FEH||Promoted to Sgt|
Missions - 1945
|Date||Target||458th Msn||Pilot Msn||Serial||RCL||Sqdn||A/C Msn||A/C Name||Comments|
|20-Apr-45||ZWIESEL||229||34||42-50502||E||7V||69||LARRUPIN' LINDA||PILOT ON 2ND TOUR|