Bomb aimers briefing 16/17 March 1945 - Wurtzburg

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 16/17 March 1945 - Wurtzburg

Description

Indicated two bomb loads, one for five aircraft the other for eight. Includes preselection settings and time on target. On the reverse; Marking and tactics (including by Mosquito), bombing details, Window, camera, navigation and other details.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-03-16

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

Two sided form document filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10164, SChattertonJ159568v10165

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Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 16/7/3/45 Target WURTZBURG 43°48’ 09°52’ “H” HOUR 2120

Petrol 1900 Target Height 570’

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load A]

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load B]

[Underlined] BOMBING W/V. [/underlined] Pre-Set √

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

[Page break]

Δ – Thin medium 15,000

W/C Stubbs [deleted] Lanc [/deleted] Mosq.

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined]

H-9 GREENS BLIND Δ.

H-8-6-4 Flares.

1. Mosquito REDS on M/P Backed up RED - YELLOWS
2. Mark centre of TOWN. REDS.
3. OR BACK UP GREENS.
4 PAIRS OF GREEN T.Is @ 7000

① Overshoot REDS. (25)
② REDS DIRECT (5)
③ REDS & GREEN (5) ④ SKY. [DELETED] ‘0’ WIND [/deleted] B/S WIND 160 RAS.

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

[Underlined] Heading [indecipherable] [/underlined] 035 T. (5)

Height Band 10-11500’ Min. Bombing Height 8,000

T.O.T. H+4 H H+7. Max. T.O.T. H-H+10

Track/ [Deleted] Sector [/deleted] 040°T Orbit STARBOARD (Green T.I).

Overshoot 1. 20 secs [deleted] Overshoot 2. Basic 5 secs. [/deleted]

Basic Delay (Low T.V. Bombs) Load “A” 5 Load “B” 5

[Underlined] WINDOW. [/underlined]

[Table of Window]

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6 Time 22 secs.
100% Compo. Film.
(2-4000 [deleted] 72-7400 [/deleted] @ Posn A)

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined] BASE – READING – 5610 0200 – 4820 0700 – 4839 0900
- 4913 0955 – Δ – 4928 1112 – 4910 1130

[Underlined] Loran – H2S NO H2S/ [/underlined]

[Underlined] GENERAL. [/underlined]

Hang Ups * Jettison Procedure *

BRIEFING OFFICER [Signature]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 16/17 March 1945 - Wurtzburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 13, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7232.

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