Bomb aimers briefing 11 May 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 11 May 1944

Description

Shows three bomb loads for squadron. Includes preselection settings, timings, route, target indicators and bombing method. Annotated 'Bourg Leopold'. On the reverse bombing notes.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-11

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sides of form document filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10068, SChattertonJ159568v10069

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] BOURG LEOPOLD [/underlined]

DATE 11-5-44

AEYOXPRFC JMQL TGS.

[Table of bomb loads]

1250 GALLS Distributor .175

T.V. 1440 1440 1440

[Table of bomb weights and all up weights]

[Table of Preselect]

Flash 16000’ 27 secs.

TIME OFF 2210 ZERO. [deleted] 0005 [/deleted] 0010

WINDOWS. 13 CGC NICKELS NIL. EFFORT. [underlined] 600 approx [/underlined]

TIME TO TARGET. 1 1/2 hrs. TARGET HEIGHT. 165

EFFORT. 210 Lancs – V GP – own marking.

ROUTE - Base – 5210N x 0330E – TARGET [boxed] 5108 x 0517E [/boxed] – 5104N x 0521E
5108N x 0528E – 5210N x 0330E - Base.

170-180°T. METHOD. Yellow TI. proximity markers will be dropped on the centre of the target at Z-8. Flares if necessary & then over marking point – the NE sector will be marked with [underlined] Red Spot Fires [/underlined] & if necessary Red TI. The other marking point – the SW sector will be marked Green spot fires & if necessary Green TI.

NB. Other attacks near our target using Red & Green TI’s. [indecipherable]

[Page break]

40 mls west Lauvain at 0100 hrs. attack with Red & Green TI’s or Yellow & White TI’s.

[Calculations]

Bombing WS & D will be teleprinted as soon as latest forecast wind is known.
This WS & D is to be set directly on to the bombsight by all A/C.

52 Base bomb between headings [deleted] 160°T - 190°T [/deleted] 170 – 180.

|| A.B’s are to aim first bomb in stick at the markers. Release of bombs to be delayed by 1 second. Essential as soon as marker on graticule.

A/B’s to say “GO” Nav to count delay.

[Underlined] Say “GO AND BOMB”. [/underlined]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 11 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 26, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7146.

Item Relations

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