Bomb aimers briefing 14 February 1945 - Rositz synthetic oil plant

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 14 February 1945 - Rositz synthetic oil plant

Description

Indicates two bomb loads, one for five aircraft and the second for ten. Includes H-hour, preselection and distributor settings, heights and false height settings and other notes. Annotated with wieght calculations. Routing instructions at the bottom. On the reverse, objective 'to destroy an enemy syn oil plant, marking and tactics notes including Mosquito marking and supporting with Window, bombing details, code words, camera settings and other notes.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-02-14

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

Two sided form document partially filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10202, SChattertonJ159568v10203,

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Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 14.2.45 Target ROSITZ. “H” HOUR 2100

Petrol 2154 Target Height 630’

[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. 1st D=Direct. 2nd VX=53 & 56 3rd VB=55 Base.

Bombsight levelled to 59,000 lbs.

Climb thro’ Str. Cu. proceed below 8000’ to 0500E. Climb to 9, to 12,000’ To be at bombing height @ “E”. Δ Lose height in steps to 1500 to 3000 above ground. @ 8 1/2°E quick climb to above 6000’

[Page break]

TO DESTROY AN ENEMY SYN. OIL PLANT. H-11 to H-8

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined] Supporting from H-14 to -8. Window @ 10 P.Min.

After supporting run turn right and come on to B. run. as detailed.

H-11 P.B.M. Green on Target. (S)

H-9, -7, -4 Flares.

As soon as possible after-9. Mos. will mark Marking Point with R.T.I’s. Assessed & if accurate backed up. If [deleted] mace [/deleted] unable to mark M. Point Mosq. will back up G. with R.T.I.s. If Greens inaccurate Mosq. will mark target with R.T.I’s.

If cloud – Sky, Sky, Sky” high bursting Green casc. @ 7000’ from H-1 to H+6. (i) Attack R.T.I’s as planned. Aim centre bomb of stick at the T.I. Red using false W/Vectors b’cast @ H-5.

(ii) Attack R. & G. direct using direct W/V.

(iii) Attack Red T.I’s direct.

(iv) Attack G.T.I direct.

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Bombing Height 8000

T.O.T H+5 to +8. Max T.O.T. H+15.

Supporting 075° Track/ [Deleted] Sector [/deleted] Orbit RIGHT.

Overshoot 1. - Overshoot 2. –

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

[Underlined] WINDOW. [/underlined]

Stop:- SOAPSUD.

Aban:- BLACKBOOT

M. Force:- FIREPUMP.

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6 Time 21 secs. Approx.

100% Compo. Film.

450 Lancs. on Chem. @ 0030

310 Halx& Lancs. @ 2100

A/C to keep below 10,000’ till 0300E out.

Supporters:- 16, to 17000’ on supporting run come down to 10,250 and 11000’ for bombing run.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 14 February 1945 - Rositz synthetic oil plant,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7256.

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