Bomb aimers briefing 9 May 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 9 May 1944

Description

Shows three bomb loads, one for most aircraft and two for one aircraft each. Includes timings, preselection settings, Window, route and method. Annotated 'Gennvilliers'. On the reverse bombing notes including marking by Mosquito and hand drawn map diagram.

Date

1944-05-09

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

Two sides of one page form document mostly filled in

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10073, SChattertonJ159568v10074

Transcription

[Underlined] GENNVILLIERS [/underlined]

1000 yds x 700 yds.

DATE 9-5-44

APGOLZJSMQ T Y

[Table of bomb loads]

Distrib .06

T.V. 1840 1660 1840

[Table of bomb weights and all up weights]

[Table of Preselect]

TIME OFF 2206 HRS. E.T.R. 0235. ZERO. 0035

WINDOWS. 12 bundles NICKELS NIL. EFFORT. 50 LANCS

TIME TO TARGET. 2 1/2 max. TARGET HEIGHT. 80FT.

QFF 1030mbs

ROUTE - Base – F Reading – G Shoreham – H 4944N x 0020E – J 4908N x 0235E
Target – K 4852N 0210E – L 4914N x 0040E – H – G - F - Base.

METHOD. [Deleted] 220 [/deleted] 200° - 230° (T) Heading.

Proximity marker in Yellow TI. at H minus 5. (Easterly end).

Green TI’s also being carried – may be used for marking & if so, main force will be informed of their purpose.

[Page break]

Mosquitoes mark AP at Z-5 with 2 Red Spot Fires. Marker leader will assess the marker & inform the director of its position in yards & degrees true from the A.P. proper.

The director is to compute the vectors for the main force & give them the necessary instructions for bombing.

Flares may be dropped to help location.

Initial markers will not be backed up unless the controller considers it necessary.

Suction mist be checked on both positions before bombing if low bring bombs back.

[Diagram]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 9 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7149.

Item Relations

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