Bomb aimers briefing 26 December 1944 - St Vith

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 26 December 1944 - St Vith

Description

Indicates two bomb loads for operation, one for two aircraft the other for eight. Includes preselection, distributor and false height settings, zero hour and other details. On the reverse marking and bombing instructions including that attack controlled by master bomber and callsigns.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-12-26

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10239, SChattertonJ159568v10240

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] ST. VITH. [/underlined]

DATE 26/12/44

C. D. H, J. X R T H O S

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL. 1600

DISTRIBUTOR .15

T.V. 1660

BOMB WEIGHT 14826 13208

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 66,826 64,408

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

ZERO. 1530

Target height. 450’

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 10-14,000

H+4 – H+9.

W S & D NAV. Reduce by 0./ of W/S.

[Page break]

H-5 Oboe Red T.I.

Backed up by Greens. Yellow scrub.

From H-15 Controlled by MASTER BOMBER.

G – co-ordinates set up for posn. 5 miles short of Δ.

NO – orbitting. Own troops 10 miles due N.

Callsign – MASTER BOMBER – PLATO
Deputy – PLATO II
MAIN FORCE – BOMB LOW
ABANDON MISSION – WRAP IT UP
NONSTOP – BLACK LEG.

[Deleted] Δ Hd. 4 [/deleted]

Δ. Met. Clear but haze
Vis 1-2 miles.

Fighter cover – Spits. & Mustangs.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 26 December 1944 - St Vith,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 26, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7296.

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