Bomb Aimer's Notes

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Title

Bomb Aimer's Notes

Description

The notes indicate the bomb distribution in the bomb bay, the total weight of the bomb load, the all up weight of the aircraft, height of the bombing, forecast winds and heading and target indicator colours.
Aircraft code 'G'.
On the reverse extensive notes on target indicators.

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One typewritten sheet with handwritten annotations

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MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-030020,
MRobertsEJH[See#-DoB]-170712-030021

Transcription

[underlined] LOAD:- [/underlined] "G"
1 x 2,000 HE on.12.
12 X 500 "J". Clusters.
1 3 4 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 14. 15.

[diagram] 0115 hours GAS 1650 [indecipherable word] 140°-180°T. (150)

LOAD. [circled] A/B/C [circled)

BOMB NO. T.V. 1000's
DISTRIB. .25.
PRE-SELECTION. 16.16.16. 1.3 4.5.6. 7.8.12.9.10.11.14.15.
PEG. – HT. )
INTERVAL )
TARGET. HT. ZERO – OVERSET )
BOMB Wt. 8,000.

PHOTOGRAPH. – WARNING. – CAMERA.
BOMBING WINDS [deleted word]. Before H-5'. W/T & R/T. Broadcasted Special Vect
P.E.F. 319/21. – A.U.W. [deleted] 59, 880 [/deleted]

220 Lancs. 550X 61,699
Markers [deleted text] "A" [deleted text] 290T FROM A.

Flare force at H-9 dropping flares from H-8 to H-5.
Then 2 R.S. [indecipherable word] dropped by morning & if OK followed by 10 more. [deleted text] Red Spot markers. If initial markers need further illumination & Wanganui. Green with Red Stars will be dropped for pathfinders.

[page break]

Green T.I'S, on Red Spot [indecipherable words] [underlined] "bang on". [/underlined]

[underlined] Blind Bombing Waganui Heading 130°T. [/underlined]
ZERO. W/V. I.A.S. 165.
2 Green T.I.S. do cascade at 10,000' & two Waganui flares ignite 2000' below aircraft. (colour Red with Green Stars)
These will be dropped every 1 1/2' after H-I.
Main force are to bomb at Zero
A Two Star Red Verey means Stop bombing. [inserted] “Bamboozle” [inserted]
A Two Star Green means carry on, [inserted] Ghurba” [/inserted]

[underlined] Priority [/underlined] for Bombing
[underlined] [indecipherable word] not Red [deleted text] T.I's
2. R.S. Fires
3. R.S. Fires with Green T.I.'s,
4 G.T. & 'S,
5 [underlined] Waganui Red with Green Stars [/underlined]

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Citation

EJH Roberts, “Bomb Aimer's Notes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 19, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35317.

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