Bomb aimers briefing 30 December 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 30 December 1944

Description

Shows two bomb loads annotated with weight calculations. Bombing heights and other details. On the reverse; Mosquito marking, aiming notes, routemarkers, bombing winds and other details.

Date

1944-12-30

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Format

Two sides form document partially filled in on front and handwritten on reverse

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10232, SChattertonJ159568v10233

Transcription

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DATE 30-12-44

C. D. +18

[Table of bomb loads]

[Calculations]

PETROL. 1350 1500

DISTRIBUTOR .15 .15

T.V. 1660 1660

[Table of calculations for Bomb Weight and All Up Weight]

ZERO. 1500 H-H+5

WINDOWS. Use if enemy flak.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 10,500-12000

COLOUR FILM: Cameras installed vertically. Print all frames from bomb release.

[Page break]

[Underlined] Southern [deleted] A.PT [/deleted] [/underlined] Point
[Underlined] Mosquitoes [/underlined] T.I. Yellow

[Underlined] Northern [deleted] A.PT. [/deleted] [/underlined] Point.
T.I. Red.

[Underlined] Aiming [/underlined] Using the two sets of markers as a guide crews are to identify the Δ & aim centre bomb of the stick at [deleted] sti [/deleted] the [underlined] western edge [/underlined] of the Δ

No orbitting – [underlined] only one run [/underlined]

[Underlined] Routemarkers [/underlined] [deleted] Mo [/deleted] A/C of leading wing drop a stick of 6 TI’s (12 min. burners) colours Red Green & Yellow at Posns. F & G. All A/C are to turn at these positions when these TI’s are at the bombing angle of the bombsight. This is important in order to prevent A/C of wings from swinging outwards at turning point.

[Underlined] Bombing Winds. [/underlined] Indicated wind at H-5.

[Underlined] Nav. & Bomb Aimers [/underlined] of flank A/C are to allow for their displacement from the central track & prepare their maps accordingly with parallel tracks if necessary.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 30 December 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 25, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7292.

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