Bomb aimers brief 23 April 1945 - Flensburg

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Title

Bomb aimers brief 23 April 1945 - Flensburg

Description

Indicates one bomb load and includes time on target, preselection settings, distributor settings, some handwritten calculations and code words. On the reverse; marking and tactics, notes, bombing, Window and other details,

Date

1945-04-23

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Format

Two sided form document filled in

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10160, SChattertonJ159568v10161

Transcription

[Underlined] NO. 44 (RHODESIA) SQUADRON [/Underlined]

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/Underlined]

Date 23.4.45 Target FLENSBURG. H HOUR: [deleted] 0845 [/deleted] 1730.

Petrol 1350 Target Height 150’

[Underlined] BOMB LOADS [/Underlined]

[Table of Bomb Loads and Preselection]

Distribution setting 15 secs Stick Length 15 X 13
[Underlined] 13 [/Underlined] 195 [symbol]
45
[deleted] 15 [/deleted]

[Empty Table of Bomb Loads and Preselection]
[Empty Table of False height settings] M/F CAESAR
STOP:- COCO COLA
ABAN:- SOAP SUDS

[Underlined] BOMBING W/V. [/Underlined] Pre-set [Symbol]
Windfinders to control/ [deleted]Group [/deleted]
B/S. Wind to Main force [deleted] V.H.F. or W/T [/Deleted] W/T H-5.
Bombsight levelled 59,000 lbs. [Symbol]
Special Levelling [Symbol]

[Page Break]

149 a/c of 5 group

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/Underlined]

VISUAL – MARSHALLING YARD – South of shipping targets.

53 BASE LEADER
50 61
463 467
189 189
55 Base
106 106

55 Base to join at [Underlined] 0330 E. [/Underlined]
189 to fire 2 star yellows at 0330 E.

NOTE:- Denmark just across border.

[Underlined] BOMBING [/Underlined]

10800 – 11600
Height Band Min. Bombing Height
T.O.T. H to H+5. Max. T.O.T.
Track/Sector Orbit
Overshoot 1. Overshoot 2.
Basic Delay (Low T.V .Bombs) Load “A “ Load “B”

[Underlined] WINDOW [/Underlined]

TYPE. RATE. START. STOP. RESTART. STOP.

5P.M. 20 ml. each side of [symbol]


[Underlined] CAMERA. [/Underlined]

Photo-Flash Time 27 secs.
% Compo. FilmMustangs Rend 6°E
Clear camera in [Deleted] Flight [/Deleted]/ Dispersal.

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/Underlined]

Route – Route Markers – Other Attacks – Dummys –
Decoys – Loran – H2S. BOMB LINE.

[Underlined] GENERAL [/Underlined]

Safety Heights 2000’ Hang Ups [Symbol] Jettison Procedure [Symbol]
Ground Checks [Symbol] Accuracy in Settings [Symbol]
Necessity for Strick Observance of Delays and necessity for not releasing bombs before “H” Hour or as ordered – [deleted] Long Delay Pistols [/deleted] – Ask two questions.

BRIEFING OFFICER F. James F/Lt. (signature)

55 Base may have [Underlined] to swing [/Underlined] to S. to bomb.
Leaders at bombing height at “A” to [Symbol] – to 6°E on Return where gaggle breaks up and proceeds individually to bases.

Citation

“Bomb aimers brief 23 April 1945 - Flensburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 22, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7230.

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