Bomb aimers briefing 8 December 1944- Urft Dam

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 8 December 1944- Urft Dam

Description

Shows a single bomb load for operation. Annotated 'Urft Dam'. Includes preselection, distributor, false height and other settings. Shows Window and other details. On the reverse; bombing heights, note that target is not to be attacked unless target and lake identified. Notes a similar lake nearby. Gives aiming point on spillway of dam. Own troops three miles west of target. Includes other bombing details.

Date

1944-12-08

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

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Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10254, SChattertonJ159568v10255

Transcription

URFT DAM.

DATE 8-12-44

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL. 1300

DISTRIBUTOR .15

T.V. 1660

BOMB WEIGHT 14826.

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 65,386 65486.

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

ZERO. 1030 H+24 – H+27

WINDOWS. 5 PKS – FLAK [Deleted] Nickels. [/deleted]

[Deleted] TARGET A.U.W. [/deleted] TARGET HEIGHT. 1625’

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 8-10,000’ BOMBING HEADING. Track. 124°

Nav. 0530
Capt. 0600
Main. 0630.

[Page break]

5026 1/2 x 0625 1/2

[Underlined] Bombing Height. [/underlined] 8-10,000’

[Underlined] Minimum [/underlined] – 7,000’

[Underlined] W S & D. [/underlined]

Route & Coast to be studied in detail
Time scales drawn on track from Nav times.

Bombs not to be released unless target & lake are positively identified

Crews to be warned that similar lake lying roughly E-W is situated approx. 2 1/2 mls. North of the Δ this lake having been recently constructed is [underlined] not [/underlined] shown on any map. This lake similar to our own target. Water will be overflowing.

Aim centre bomb visually at crest of spillway forming the northern posn. Of the dam.

[Underlined] No orbiting [/underlined] – bring bombs back if not seen.

[Calculations]

Our own troops are 3 mls west of Δ

Release point co-ordinates will be passed by HQ. and are to be set up on GEE. A/C to home down on B line of Ruhr chain. Navigators not to switch on Master Bomb Switch until 20 secs from the Release Point.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 8 December 1944- Urft Dam,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 25, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7307.

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