Bomb Aimer's Notes

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Bomb Aimer's Notes

Description

The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, aircraft code 'H', the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, height of the bombing and heading and target indicator colours.
Also aircraft call sign and radio code for cease bombing.
Notes at the foot give further details about pathfinder operations.
On the reverse are calculations and the comment '14 Heavies & 50 lights'.

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Double sided typewritten sheet with handwritten annotations

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MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-030002, MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-030003

Transcription

[underlined] American Bombs [/underlined] “H”
[symbol][underlined] hour. [/underlined] 0045.+10
[symbol] 11 x 1000 G.P
1.2 3.4.5.6. 8. 10.12.14.15.
4x500. G.P. ST. 7.9.112. [indecipherable word] – 6750’
[table][underlined] Heading 180°T. [/underlined]
[underlined] 6000’ 7250’ [/underlined]
900. [underlined]1550 [/underlined]. Galls.

BOMB No. T.V. 1600.
LOAD. A/ [deleted] B/C [/deleted]
DISTRIB. 1 on 32 Way.
PRE-SELECTION. 16.7.9.11.16.1.2.3.4.5.6.8.10.12.14.15.
[deleted] REG. [/deleted]
HT. ) 6000 7000
INTERVAL. ) [circled] 1245 [/circled] overset.
TARGET. HT. 170’
OVERSET ) 1000 1075
BOMB WT. 13.283. Call Sign “OLD. CREEK,” CEASE. [underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined] “COCONUTS”
PHOTOGRAPH.
WARNING.
CAMERA. Flack 6750’
BOMBING WINDS ZERO. Broadcasted. 0 ─ 3.
P.F.F. A.U.W. 64,113 LBS.

12 A/C. carrying flares in 0─8. Bomb at Zero [underlined] hour [/underlined]
4 Mossy’s. to drop 2 red . 2 [indecipherable word] if accurate backed by 2 more. If not close bombing will be given & target will be remarked. F.T.IS. will be dropped in order to scrub duff markings. Green will be dropped on reds if they are OK. Green with R. spots. There is an attack at Le Mans at 20mins before our E.T.A.

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[underlined] 14 heavies & 50 Lights [/underlined]

[calculations]

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Citation

EJH Roberts, “Bomb Aimer's Notes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 18, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35281.

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