Bomb aimers briefing 7 February 1945 - Ladbergen



Bomb aimers briefing 7 February 1945 - Ladbergen


Shows two bomb loads, one for three and the other for seven aircraft. Includes H-hour, weight calculations, preselection and distributor settings and other notes. On the reverse, objective 'to destroy enemy waterway and disrupt comms'. Includes marking and tactics including Mosquito marking, bombing details, Window, camera settings and other notes.



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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date [deleted] 8.2.45 [/deleted] 7.2.45 Target LADBERGEN “H” HOUR 2200.

Petrol 1550 (1800 CARD)

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load A]

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load B]

[Table of aircraft heights] NONE.

[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.

Special Levelling X

[Page break]

[Obscured word] destroy an enemy waterway and disrupt comm.

H-10 Primary [underlined] Green T.I.s (Blind). [/underlined]

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined] H-10 , -7, -4 Flares

[Deleted] H-9 Primary blind markers will drop Green T.Is on target. [/deleted]

As soon as possible after H-9 Mosq. will mark [deleted] target [/deleted] M. Point with R.T.I.s. These will be assessed, if accurate backed up.

Yellow T.I.s will [underlined] cancel [/underlined] any wide marking.

If cloud persists at target, Mosq. will back up Green with R.T.I.

There is no emergency sky marking.

Aim at markers as directed by controller.

Code word “Emergency” [inserted] by Master Bomber [/inserted] set up Gee co-ords. And do a steady homing run. to release point. Any crew whose Gee is U/S or is not completely satisfied with his target approach is [underlined] not [/underlined] to release

All bombing direct.

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 9-11500 Min. Bombing Height 8,000’

H+3+5 T.O.T. [deleted] H to H+5 [/deleted] Max T.O.T. H+10.

Track/ [deleted] Sector [/deleted] Orbit PORT (Use Green T.I.s as datum.)


[Table of Window]

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6
100% Compo. Film.

[Boxed] Toolkit M/F
Greasegun – Stop.
Golf Green – Abandon [/boxed]

[Underlined] Long Delay Pistols [/underlined]



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