Bomb aimers briefing 24 March 1945 - Berchtesgaden

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 24 March 1945 - Berchtesgaden

Description

Bombing details of raid on Berchtesgaden. Includes preselection settings, effort, marking details and other instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-03-24

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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One page handwritten document

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SChattertonJ159568v10150

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[Underlined] DATE 24-4-45. [/underlined]

BERCHTESGADEN. T. HEIGHT [deleted] 6,050’ [/deleted] [Underlined] H 0900HRS. [/underlined]

(WACHENEELS) [underlined] 3200 [/underlined]

[Underlined] [deleted] BOMB LOAD. [/deleted] [/underlined]

[Underlined] .025 TAIL [/underlined]

[Underlined] A.U.W. OVER PAGE [/underlined]

[Underlined] B. WEIGHT [/underlined] 9878 8836 “B”

[Table of Preselection]

[Underlined] EFFORT [/underlined] 86+ of 5 GROUP (250 of 1 GROUP @ H+40) 28 at 9E 617 on HH.

[Underlined] MARKING TO DESTROY MILITARY BARRACKS & RESIDENCE [/underlined]

Oboe Mosq. will drop T.I. Red cascading @ 3000 above ground level @ H-4 -3 -2 -1 on H0470 V0310 on 26 20/4

These T.I’s are to be used as guides and crews are to identify visually.

No alternative Δ (being confirmed at H.Q.B.C)

[Deleted] Bomb [/deleted]

If [deleted] aim [/deleted] smoke and Δ cannot be visually ident. T.I’s can be bombed. If neither Δ or T.I’s can be identified bring bombs back.

[Boxed] W/V on [underlined] V.H.F [/underlined] at H-5 [/boxed]

[Underlined] BOMBING HEIGHT [/underlined] [deleted] 16 – 17000’ [/deleted] 15-16,000’.

[Underlined] LOWEST B. HEIGHT [/underlined] 12,000’

No orbitting (except 6 A/C of 617 Sqdn)

[Deleted] No Window for Spilsby A/C. [/deleted]

Window 5 P.M. 20 ml from Δ (and if attacked)

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 24 March 1945 - Berchtesgaden,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 30, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7218.

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