Bomb aimers briefing 7 March 1945 - Hamburg

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 7 March 1945 - Hamburg

Description

Indicates a single bomb load for operations on night 7 March 1945. Includes H hour, preselection and distributor settings, false height settings and other notes. Annotated with handwritten weight calculations. On the reverse marking and tactics including with Mosquito, target indicators, bombing details, camera and other notes.

Date

1945-03-07

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Format

Two sided form document partially filled in

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10178, SChattertonJ159568v10179

Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 7.3.45 Target HAMBURG “H” HOUR 2200

Petrol 1650 Target Height Sea Level.

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection] All A/C.

[Table of aircraft heights]

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

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

Bombsight Levelled to 59,000 lbs. √

Special Levelling –

[Page break]

H-11 P.B.M. Green. -9 -7 -4 Flares on Target

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined] As soon as possible after -9 Mos. will try to mark Marking Point with Red T.I’s. If acc. backed up. with [underlined] Red (and Yellow if possible) [/underlined] T.I’s

Should this be impossible they will try to mark [inserted] M.P.I. of [/inserted] target [underlined] points [/underlined] direct with Red T.I’s. Failing this they will back up Primary blind marker Green. with Red T.I’s.

Should cloud preclude visual marking blind markers will drop Wanganui stick of five. [underlined] Green with Red stars [/underlined] over Δ for T.O.T. in this case Master Bomber will broadcast “Sky; Sky; Sky.”

A) Attack Red T.I. as planned – overshoot 5 secs. Track 160° (T)
B) Attack Red T.I. direct.
C) Attack Red & Green direct.
[Boxed] D) “Sky” “Sky” “Sky” – aim at [underlined] last [/underlined] Wang. flare [deleted] attacking dead down wind – using bombing wind direction as broadcast as a guide [/deleted] Zero W. speed to be set. [/boxed]

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 12750’-14,000’ Min. Bombing Height 10,000’

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

Track/ [Deleted] Sector [/deleted] 160°(T) Orbit PORT using P.B.M.

Overshoot 1. 5 secs. Overshoot 2. –

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6 Time 23 or 24 secs.
100% Compo. Film.

M/F = KING COLE
STOP = COCO COLA
ABANDON = SOAPSUD

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

[Underlined] H2s. None [/underlined]

[Underlined] GENERAL. [/underlined]

[Underlined] Long Delay Pistols [/underlined]

Wang. parallel to Track – Track down line.

Bombing height will probably be lowered.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 7 March 1945 - Hamburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7241.

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