Bomb aimers briefing 3 May 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 3 May 1944

Description

Indicates two bomb loads for squadron. Includes preselection settings, Window, timings, route and method. Annotated 'Mailly Le Camp'. On the reverse bombing notes. including marking and that Mosquito will drop red spot on aiming point.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-03

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sides of one page form document partially filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10080, SChattertonJ159568v10081

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

MAILLY-LE-CAMP.

DATE 3/5/44

J.L.M.K.G.S.T.Q. | Y.U.P.O.A.

[Table of bomb loads]

T.V. [Circled] 1400 [/circled] & 1000

Dist. [Deleted] .125. [/deleted] .100

[Table of bomb weights and all up weights]

[Table of Preselect] FLASH – 6500FT – 16 seconds

ZERO. 0001.

WINDOWS. 18 C.G.C. NICKELS NIL. EFFORT 150-150-30

TIME TO TARGET. 2hrs – 1st A/C. 2 1/2 hrs. TARGET HEIGHT. 400’

EFFORT. Wave 1 0006-9 Wave 2 0009-12.

ROUTE - Base – A Reading – B Beachy Hd. – C 5000 X 0115 – Datum Pt.-
D 4854 x 0408 - Target – [deleted] 484 [/deleted] 4825 x 0415 (E) – 4818 x 0200E. (F)
4835 x 0020W (G) – 4922 x 0050W (H) – Selsey Bill (J) - A - Base.

METHOD:-

No Flares – Flares only if necessary.

[Underlined] Marked at Z – Z+5. 160° - 210° HDGS [/underlined]

No a/c is to bomb

[Page break]

K-G – 1st Wave.

A-T – 2nd wave.

Crater – Spacing 20 yds.

[Underlined] Method Datum Point [/underlined] Marked by a long burning cascading Yellow T.I.

[Deleted] PFF [/deleted] Mosq. will drop Red Spot on A.P.

The Red Spot Fires on both targets will be backed up by further Red Spot fires, but if the controller considers that these are not effective cascading Green TI’s could be dropped on APts.

[Page break]

K-G – 1st Wave.

A-T – 2nd wave.

Crater – Spacing 20 yds.

[Underlined] Method Datum Point [/underlined] Marked by a long burning cascading Yellow T.I.

[Deleted] PFF [/deleted] Mosq. will drop Red Spot on A.P.

The Red Spot Fires on both targets will be backed up by further Red Spot fires, but if the controller considers that these are not effective cascading Green TI’s could be dropped on APts.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 3 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7154.

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