Bomb aimers briefing 17 April 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 17 April 1944

Description

Shows one bomb load. Includes preselection zero hour and method including target marking. Mentions Pathfinder Mosquito will mark target and then 15 aircraft of 617 Squadron will illuminate. 'Scrubbed' in large letters across the page. On the reverse a signature sheet.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-04-17

Contributor

Rights

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Format

Two sides handwritten document

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10114, SChattertonJ159568v10115

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Inserted diagonally across centre of page ] Scrubbed [/Inserted]

17-4-44
[Table of Bomb Loads and Preselect]
[Table of Aircraft Height]
PETROL TIME OFF TARGET Ht.
QFF WINDOW. NICKLES.
ZERO HR 2310. ETR. TARGET.
EFFORT 400 . V GP. 125. Wave 1. 2310-2316.

[underlined] DECOYS [/underlined]:-


[Underlined] Method [/Underlined]:- Mosq. of PFF. will drop [deleted] approx. [/deleted] proximity markers GREEN TI. round the aiming point at Z-4. 15 A/C of 617 will then illuminate target with flares. The A.P’s. (N or S) will then be marked by red spot fires & when assessed as accurate will be backed up with [indeciphable word] red spot fires when b.

As targets are very close to large built up areas, all crew are to be specially warned at briefing that they are not to bomb unless markers are seen. If no markers are seen, bombs must be brought back.

[Page Break]

11.9.42. 25.9.42 9/10/42.

[deleted] [Table of personnel with signatures] [/deleted]

Base Selsey Bill – 4918 x 0010W – 4825 x 0200E
Target 4852 x 0234 – 5000 x 0115 E – A – Base

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 17 April 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 9, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7191.

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