Bomb aimers briefing 25 May 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 25 May 1944

Description

Single bomb load for squadron. Includes preselection settings, Window bundle numbers, timings, route and target marking notes on the reverse.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-25

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sides of form document partially filled in.

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10051, SChattertonJ159568v10052

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

DATE 25-5-44

[Table of bomb loads]

Petrol 2154

T.V. 1000

BOMB WEIGHT 8055

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 64,655

[Table of Preselect]

ZERO. 0130 [underlined] H – H+15. [/underlined]

WINDOWS. 28 BUNDLES. NICKELS. NIL EFFORT. 1 GP. 108 L.

TIME TO TARGET. 4.00. TARGET A.U.W. 59000 lbs TARGET HEIGHT 850’

ROUTE - Base – Reading – B. Head - 5000 x 0115 – 4924 – 0315
4920 x 0530 - 4840 x 0630 – 4845 x 0815 -Δ
4837 x 0903 – 4820 x 0700 - 4830 x 0430
4924 x 0315 – 5000 x 0115 – 5030 x 0020W –
Reading – Base.

[Page break]

H-10 to H-7.

2 Red Spots [Boxed] If more flares drop [boxed] W [/boxed] Green/Red [/boxed]

Backed up 10 Red Spots + 5 Green TI’s short sticks.

[Deleted] Green TI’s. [/deleted]

May be backed up during attack by 2 long burning Red TI’s 35 mins & 12 mins

Yellow TI’s to cancel bad markers.

Emergency [boxed] W [/boxed] – Red/Green stars 200°T.

Bombing W S & D b’cast by Group. correct for b’sight.

[Underlined] Heights 18-19,000’ [/underlined]

[Boxed] 190 - 200° T [/boxed]

If [boxed] W [/boxed] only wang will be dropped.

If Ground marking only Ground Marking.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 25 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7135.

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