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 'M', 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 fuel load.
Notes at the foot give further details about pathfinder operations.
On the reverse are take off time, at target estimate, weather, temperatures at altitudes and winds.
There is no date for the operation and the target is indecipherable.

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One double sided typewritten sheet with handwritten annotations.

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MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-030004, MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-030005

Transcription

[underlined] “Lainlles” [/underlined]

11 x 1000 ENGLISH

1-6 8. 10. 12. 14. 15

4 x 500 MC 7. 9. 11 2

Windows C.D.C
1 per number
then 2 per number
then 1 per number

[underlined] “M” [/underlined]
2ND WAVE.
[underlined]HGT. To. BOMB 5750’ [/underlined]

ZERO 0245.
Heading 170° T – 190° T
1660. F/S

[Table of Bomb Loads]

BOMB NO. T.V.

LOAD. A/B/C

DISTRIB. .25.

PRE-SELECTION 16. 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10 12 14 15 7 9 11 16

PFG. Defences 2nd [indecipherable word] 4 1/2 m AWAY

HT. 5000’ 6000’ 7000’.

INTERVAL

TARGET HT. 240’

OVERSET 1960. 2156. 2280’

BOMB. WT 13. 958

Petrol. 1550. [underlined]GALLS [/underlined]

PHOTOGRAPH. WARNING. CAMERA.

BOMBING MINUS ZERO BROADCASTED.

B.F.F. [underlined] West is 12 oclock [sic] [/underlined] A.U.W. 65,118 LBS.

Area marked at 0-7 by mosquitoes [inserted] & Lancs 26 R. Spot Fires [/inserted] (Red Spot Fires) R.T & W.T. messages all the time. If doing dummy run [deleted] if target not marked by 2-5 then a follow [/deleted] vary left. Right if bombed.

There may be a Green T.I. Nth. of the target for the use of Mosquitoes. [underlined]Bomb as soon as R.S. Fires seen [/underlined] Another attack due to start S.E 30M us at 0-20. GRNII Bomb Red Spot Fires on Red Spot Fires & Green T.I.

[Page Break]

2 Red Star [indecipherable word]

0030 Take off

54 a/c plus 6 P.F.F.

At target 0248.

Bombing end at 0-5

Little Co over base 4000 base. Good Vis
FL 2500 Low Icing Index
3/4 St Co over channel
Small amount over target good vis.
Similar on return, Cirus at 25000’.
Cross Coast on return at 10,000’ not below 6000’
1009 Q.F.E. little variation

Temps 2 +2
6 – 7
10 -10
15 – 22

[underlined] R.T. [/underlined] Call Sign “KENNETT”
Channel 0 over target –
6000’ 360/20 [underlined] at target [/underlined]
2000’ – 320/15, 15,000 = 010/35. A-C 15000 330/15.
Beacon “RV.” a/c 15,000 340/15

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Citation

EJH Roberts, “Bomb Aimer's Notes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35282.

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