Bomb aimers briefing 16 April 1945 - Pilzen

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 16 April 1945 - Pilzen

Description

Indicates two bomb loads. Includes time on target '0400', preselection settings, and false height settings. On the reverse; marking and tactics, bombing details, Window, camera, navigation notes and other details.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-04-16

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Format

Two sided form document filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10162, SChattertonJ159568v10163

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Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 16/4/45 Target PLZEN. (PILSEN.) “H” HOUR [deleted] 2230 [/deleted] 0400

Petrol 2050 Target Height 1020

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load A]

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load B]

[Table of aircraft heights]

[Underlined] BOMBING W/V. [/underlined]

B/S. Wind to Main Force [deleted] V.H.F. [/deleted] or W/T H-5 D

Supporting H-13 to H-9

[Page break]

TO DESTORY ENEMY ROLLING STOCK.

W/C STUBBS.

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined]

H-11 P.B.M. GREENS ON TARGET

H-9 7 4 Flares. Soon as pos. after H-9 Mosquito on M/P T.I. RED.

If accurate backed up T I’s RED & YELLOW
a) If unable to mark – mark Δ direct with RED. & YELLOW
b) Back up [deleted] mark accurate [/deleted] main point P.B.M. with RED.

NO SKY MARKING.

I. Attack RED [inserted] & YELLOW [/inserted] with OVERSHOOT 8 secs. TRACK 163°t.
II. RED DIRECT. III RED & GREEN DIRECT. OTHERWISE BRING BOMBS BACK.

(WANGANUI H-11 [deleted] RED & YELLOW GREENS [/deleted] RED-YELLOW FOR MOSQUITOES)

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 15-16000 Min. Bombing Height 10000

T.O.T. [Deleted] H-H+3 [/deleted] H-H+3. Max. T.O.T. H-H+10

Track/ [Deleted] Sector [/deleted] 163 Orbit PORT.

Overshoot 1. 8 secs Overshoot 2. -

Basic Delay (Low T.V. Bombs) Load “A” - Load “B” -

[Underlined] WINDOW. [/underlined]

[Table of Window]

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6 Time 27 secs.
100% Compo. Film.
Clear Camera in Flight/ [/deleted] Dispersal. [/deleted]

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

H2S. MUST BE USED 0400E on return

[Underlined] GENERAL. [/underlined]

Safety Heights √ Jettison Procedure X
Ground Checks √ Accuracy in Settings √
OVERSHOOT MARKING.

M/F [Deleted] CAESAR [/deleted] DUSTPATH
S/BOM. [Deleted] PUNCHDRUNK [/deleted] PUNCHDRUNK
A/M. [Deleted] HONEYSTICK [/deleted] HONEYSTICK

BRIEFING OFFICER [Signature]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 16 April 1945 - Pilzen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 1, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7231.

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