Bomb aimers briefing 3 March 1945 - Ladbergen (Canal)

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 3 March 1945 - Ladbergen (Canal)

Description

Details two bomb loads, one for seven aircraft the other for six. Includes H hour, preselection and distributor settings, heights and false height settings and gardening notes. On the reverse operation aim to breach enemy canal. Marking and tactics, master bomber and bombing notes, camera settings and other notes.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-03-03

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Two sided form document partially filled in

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10181, SChattertonJ159568v10182

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Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 3.3.45 Target LADBERGEN. “H” HOUR 2200

Petrol 1600 Target Height 165’

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load A]

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load B]

[Table of aircraft heights] X

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

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

Bombsight Levelled to 59,000 lbs. √

[Underlined] Special Levelling [/underlined]

Gardening. S. R. L. To be briefed visual as an alternative to H2S in case of failure.

Work out preselection for mines. 8 Dist. Setting

[Page break]

TO BREACH AN ENEMY CANAL.

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined]

H-12 4 Prim. Blind markers Green on Δ.

-9, -7, -4 Flares on Δ.

As soon as possible after -9 Red T.I’s. on Δ. Assessed & if accurate backed up.

The Master Bomber will order crews to bomb direct.

If visual marking impossible 54 Base will mark alternative with Red T.I’s. This Δ is approx. 2 1/2 miles South of Primary Δ. and is only to be marked if Primary is impossible.

H-8 Ordered to come down (V.H.F.)

P.B.M. H-4 ] Alternative Δ
Flares H-2 ]

If Primary or Secondary Δ’s are [underlined] not [/underlined] marked bring bombs back.

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 8-10,000 Min. Bombing Height 4000’

T.O.T. H to H+2 +4 Max. T.O.T. H to H+10.

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

Overshoot 1. - Overshoot 2. –

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6
100% Compo. Film.

[Underlined] GENERAL. [/underlined]

[Underlined] Hang Ups Jettison Procedure [/underlined]

MAIN FORCE – BLACK TIE
STOP BOMBING – SOAPSUD
ABANDON MISSION – BLACKBOOT.

Gradual climb to 8-10,000’ to “C”
Keep height to “F”. Do not come below 3000’ above ground level.

V.H.F. [Deleted] B or A. [/deleted]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 3 March 1945 - Ladbergen (Canal),” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 13, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7243.

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