Bomb aimers briefing 11 March 1945 - Essen

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 11 March 1945 - Essen

Description

Indicates a single bomb load for operations on 11 March 1945. Includes time on target, preselection settings, false height settings and other notes. Annotated '146 of 5 Group and 800 a/c of other Groups'. On the reverse marking and tactics including Mosquito marking and target indicators, master bomber instructions and other notes.

Date

1945-03-11

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Format

Two sided form document partially filled in

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SChattertonJ159568v10174, SChattertonJ159568v10175

Transcription

196 of 5 Grp. and 800 A/C of other Groups.

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 11.3.45 Target ESSEN. “H” HOUR 1500

Petrol 1600 Target Height 260’

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection]

[Table of aircraft heights]

M/F = WEIGHTLIFT
STOP =
ABAN =

[Underlined] BOMBING W/V. [/underlined] LONGSTOP
= CANTER.
MASTER ] HOOKY.
DEPUTY ]

Windfinders to Control/Group +

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

[Page break]

A.P. 1330x 265°(T) from D. Dog.

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined] Mosq. will mark A.P. at H-4 with R.T.I’s. and in addition will mark [deleted] sky [/deleted] release point with sky markers. Smoke puffs Red//. Other P.F.F. will also mark A.P. with Red and Green T.I’s and it will be kept marked with Reds//.

If ground marking is obscured by cloud, in addition to Red smoke puffs the release point will be marked by Blue smoke puffs throughout the attack//.

A Master Bomber will give instructions to M/F from [deleted] H+15 [/deleted] H-15. (A) On M. Bombers instructions.
B) Centre of mixed Red & Greens.
C) Centre of Reds.
D) Centre of Skymarking smoke puffs Red.
E) Centre of Skymarking smoke puffs Red and Blue.

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 16-19000

T.O.T. [deleted] H+19 to H+25 [/deleted] H+19 to 21 Max. T.O.T. -

Orbit None.

Overshoot 1. 5 secs. Overshoot 2. –

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Clear Camera in [deleted] Flight/ [/deleted] Dispersal.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 11 March 1945 - Essen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 2, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7239.

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