Bomb aimers briefing 8 February 1945 - Politz synthetic oil plant

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 8 February 1945 - Politz synthetic oil plant

Description

Indicates two bomb loads, one for six aircraft the other for eleven. Includes H-hour, preselection and distributor settings, weight calculations, heights and false height settings and other notes. On the reverse, objective 'to destroy an enemy synthetic oil plant'. Marking including by Mosquito, target marking tactics, bombing details, Window, camera settings and other notes including spoof.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-02-08

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

Two sided form document filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10208, SChattertonJ159568v10209

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Transcription

[Calculations]

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 8-2.45 Target POLITZ “H” HOUR [deleted] 2030 [/deleted] 2115

Petrol 2154

[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.

[Page break]

[Underlined] TO DESTROY AN ENEMY SYNTHETIC OIL PLANT [/underlined]

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined] H-11 B. G.T.I’s on Δ, -8, -6, -4 Flares.

After H-8 Mosq. will mark Marking Point with R.T.I’s assessed, if accurate backed up.

If Mosq. unable to mark M.Point controller will order.

(i) Back up G.T.I’s with R.T.Is.

(ii) If Greens inaccurate, mark the target direct with R.T.I’s.

If cloud – “Sky, Sky, Sky” – Blind markers will drop cascading Green T.I’s igniting at 8000’.

I.) Attack the Red T.I. as planned. Aim centre bomb of stick at Red T.I. delaying release for 12 secs. on TRK. 063°

(II) Attack Red & Greens direct.

(III) Attack Reds direct

(IV) Attack Green casc. direct.

[Boxed] Controller may revise overshoot or/and Hdg. [/boxed]

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 9-13000’ Min. Bombing Height 9000’

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

Track/ [deleted] Sector [/deleted] 063°(T) Orbit PORT.

Overshoot 1. 12 secs.

[Table of Window]

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6

100% Compo. Film.

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

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

Route Markers [inserted] Yellow T.I. @ Posn. “C” inward [/inserted]

[Boxed] Spoof 5334N 1315E (H-23

Neubrandenburg.

Markers 2059 H-16 R & G. T.I’s [/boxed]

BRIEFING OFFICER [Signature]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 8 February 1945 - Politz synthetic oil plant,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7258.

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