Bomb aimers briefing 4/5 June 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 4/5 June 1944

Description

Details two different bomb loads with pre-selection settings. Includes route and method. Target 'Marquise (2 heavy railway guns)'. annotated 'Scrubbed' written in large red letters. Notes that bombs are not to be brought back but are to be jettisoned over enemy territory.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-04

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

One page form document partially filled in

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10024

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Diagonally through this page] SCRUBBED

MARQUISE
(2 Heavy Rly Guns)

DATE 4/5-6-44

XLYCAOGNFR | S.J.K.T.Z.M.

[Table of bomb loads]

T.V. 1500 1600

BOMB WEIGHT 8280 8,400

[Table of Preselect]

ZERO. 0055

WINDOWS. NIL NICKELS. NIL EFFORT. 60L

TARGET HEIGHT. 100ft

ROUTE – Base – 5103 x 0102 (A) x Target 5050 x 0141 – 5049 x 0143 (B)
5032 x 0142 (C) – 5050 x 0027 (D) – 5200 x 0030 (E) – Base

METHOD. T.M. – Colour film. Bombs are NOT to be brought back, If cloudy, bomb on glow from markers, if glow is not visible, bomb on appropriate navigational aids.

[Underlined] JETTISON. [/underlined] Bombs must not be jettisoned over Enemy [inserted] Occupied [/inserted] Territory, they may be jettisoned in the English channel at any point S of a line midway between the English & French coast lines, they may NOT be jettisoned N of that line.

On no account may A/C of bomber command bomb ships in the [indecipherable] from N Foreland to Lands End.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 4/5 June 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 28, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7108.

Item Relations

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Item: Weight table for all squadron aircraft 4 June 1944 dcterms:relation This Item
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