Bomb aimers briefing 14 March 1945 Lutzendorf Oil Facility

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 14 March 1945 Lutzendorf Oil Facility

Description

Indicates two bomb loads, one for six aircraft the other for ten. Includes preselection settings, distributor settings, aircraft heights and false height settings and some bombing notes. On the reverse Marking and tactics including by Mosquito, bombing details, camera navigation, code words and other notes.

Date

1945-03-14

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Format

Two sided form document filled in

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10166, SChattertonJ159568v10167

Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 14-3-45 Target LUTZKENDORF “H” HOUR 2200

Petrol 2154 Target Height 400’

[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] Pre-Set √

Windfinders to Control/Group –

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

Bombsight Levelled to 59,000 lbs. √

Special Levelling X

Not above 4000’ to B. Climb to bombing height to Δ.

Descend rapidly in steps to 1500 to 3000’ above G. level to H. Climb to not below 8000’ at 0900E.

[Page break]

TO DESTROY AN [underlined] ENEMY [/underlined] SYNTHETIC OIL PLANT.

H-11 P.B.M. Green on Δ Point.

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined] H-9 Flares on Δ.

Mosq. will mark target point [inserted] direct [/inserted] with T.I. Red and possibly Yellow.

Emergency Wang. Flares. [Underlined] Green with Red Stars [/underlined] cascading at [underlined] 7000’ [/underlined]

1) Aim direct at Red T.I. [underlined] or [/underlined] as instructed by Master Bomber.
2) Bomb Red and Green T.I’s direct.
3) Attack Wanganui as planned. Aim at concentration of flares on [underlined] Track [/underlined] 054(T). R.A.S. 160 M.P.H. Zero W/S on B/sights.

4 Flares every minute.

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band [deleted] 9-12000’ [/deleted] 8-11000 Min. Bombing Height 8000’

T.O.T. H to H+3. Max. T.O.T. H+10

Track/ [Deleted] Sector [/deleted] 054°(T) Orbit PORT.

Overshoot 1. - Overshoot 2. –

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

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

M/F = OBRON
ABAN = SQUASH COURT.
STOP = BLACKBOOT.

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

[Underlined] Loren [/underlined]

[Underlined] GENERAL. [/underlined]

[Underlined] Jettison Procedure [/underlined]
[Underlined] Accuracy in Settings [/underlined]

BRIEFING OFFICER [Signature]

120 HALS – 2000 ] Near Saarbrucken.
196 HALS 2015 ]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 14 March 1945 Lutzendorf Oil Facility,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7233.

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