Bomb aimers briefing 5 June 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 5 June 1944

Description

Form containing bomb load, pre-selection settings, false height settings, operation timings, route including target coordinates in France near Rouen, wave times. On the reverse handwritten notes on target marking including that red target indicators be dropped using Oboe as well as other instructions for bombing. Annotated 'La Pernelle, six 4 inch guns'.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-05

Contributor

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Format

Two sides of single sheet document

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10018, SChattertonJ159568v10019

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

Underlined] 137 40 [/underlined]
[deleted] 2 . 20 [/deleted]
[underlined] La Pernelle [/underlined]
COLOUR FILM
DATE 5 – 6 – 44
[underlined] Six 4 “ guns [ /underlined]
T.Z

[Table of Bomb loads]
[Table of Bombing Instructions]


METHOD.
[underlined] WAVE 1 [/underlined]
H + Z – H + 5
Y L A K G
J C M

[underlined] WAVE 2 [/underlined]
H + 5 – H + 8

[underlined] WAVE 3 [/underlined]
H + 8 – H + 11
F T X Z
R S O V

170 – 206 T

Page break
Baurhay Height 8 -12,000 FT.
Wind at 10,000
Heading 170 – 200 T
[underlined] Marking [/underlined]
W/C Jeudwine :-
Red TI abae at H – 3 - H – 2 1/2
[insert] cascade from 1500 ‘ [/insert]
- H – 1 1/2
1 wave of 3 A/C dropping 1 stick of 6 clusters on oboe markers as special equip. (sic)
Mosq. will assess oboe then 2 [indecipherable word] up each 1 stick – 5 green TI at 10 x intervals.
At H + 8 two more green TI.

If no oboe on [indecipherable word] (400 x ) normal 2 RSF backed up with green TI as above.
(May be a [indecipherable word] [indecipherable word] if an error in [indecipherable word].
Green TI accentuate
Yellow TI cancel
[inserted within a box] w [/inserted within a box]
Green/ Red for more illumination – Recco flares as a last resort.
WS+D at H – 3 to set on bombsight.
* If marking difficult [indecipherable word] on glow – must not descend.

No bomb to be dropped blind except on TI markers, on the glow of TI markers , on Red Spot Fires.
No bombs to be dropped on targets on the sea, or in the sea itself except to jettison.
[underlined] Jettison [/underlined] – must be dropped safe in French Territory or in the jettison areas in the [underlined] north sea. [/underlined]

Aim at centre bomb of the stick at the Red TI backed up [indecipherable word] Green TI or R.S.F backed up with green TI unless otherwise instructed by the controller.

May have to wait if [indecipherable word] errors over 200 yds
[underlined] Cameras [/underlined] 5◦ forward tilt
Fused . 5 of height

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 5 June 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 23, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7101.

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