Bomb aimers briefing 19 February 1945 - Bohlen synthetic fuel plant

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 19 February 1945 - Bohlen synthetic fuel plant

Description

Indicates two bomb loads, one for seven aircraft the other for eleven. Includes H-hour, weights, preselection and distributor settings, Heights and false height settings and other notes. Annotated with weight calculation. On the reverse; objective 'to destroy an enemy synthetic oil plant'. Marking and tactics notes including Mosquito marking. Continues with bombing details, code words, camera settings and other notes.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-02-19

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

Two sided form document filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10200, SChattertonJ159568v10201

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Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

[Calculations]

Date 19-2-45 Target BOHLEN “H” HOUR 0415

Petrol 2154 Target Height 425’

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load A]

[Calculations]

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load B]

[Table of aircraft heights]

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

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

Bombsight levelled to 59,000 lbs.

[Deleted] Special Levelling [/deleted]

S/C on track

[Page break]

TO DESTROY AN ENEMY SYN. OIL PLANT.

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined] H-11 P.B.M. Green on Δ.

From H-9, Δ will be ill. by flares.

Mosq. will try to identify Marking Point and mark it with R.T.I’s.

If unable to do this, G.T.I’s will be backed with Red. [underlined] or [/underlined] mark the Δ direct.

If none of the foregoing controller may order Mosq. to mark an alternative Mark. Point. Controller will issue orders as to track and delay.

As last resort “Sky, Sky, Sky”.

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Bombing Height Band 10-13000’ Min. Bombing Height 9000’ Primary 11,000 Alt.

H to H+15 T.O.T H to H+3.

Track/ [Deleted] Sector [/deleted] 314°(T) Orbit RIGHT.

Overshoot 1. 12 secs. Overshoot 2. –

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

[Underlined] WINDOW. [/underlined]

[Boxed] M/F. SMOKY

STOP. SQUASH COURT.

ABAN. ASTRODOME. [/boxed]

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6 Time 21 secs. Approx.

100% Compo. Film.

[Underlined] AIMING INSTRUCTIONS: [/underlined]

(i) Attack [inserted] Reds [/inserted] as planned on TR. 314 (T) delay 12 secs.

(ii) Attack Greens direct.

(III) Attack Red & Greens direct.

(iv) Attack Reds direct.

(v) Attack as ordered (alternative M.P.) Probably 277 T. and 24 secs. delay.

(vi) Sky, Sky, Sky.

[Boxed] [Underlined] Sky [/underlined] (On Leipzig)

WAN. Flares R. with G. stars.

TRK. [deleted] 314 [/deleted] 328 (T) R.A.S. 160 M.P.H.

Zero W/V on B/S. Flares will cascade from 10,000’. Direct.[/boxed]

[Boxed] If ordered to attack This alt. insert Posn. 5110 1200E. between Δ and Posn. “J” homeward. [/boxed]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 19 February 1945 - Bohlen synthetic fuel plant,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7255.

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