Bomb aimers briefing 11 April 1945 - Merseburg

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 11 April 1945 - Merseburg

Description

Shows two bomb loads for operation. Shows preselection, distributor, false height and other settings as well as H-hour and other details. On the reverse; objective 'complete destruction of synthetic oil plant'. Followed by target marking details including by Mosquito, bombing details, Window, camera and other settings.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-04-11

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sided form document filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10258, SChattertonJ159568v10259

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 11/4/45 Target MERSEBURG “H” HOUR 2230

Petrol [deleted] 1950 [/deleted] 2000 Target Height 340

[Table of bomb loads and Preselection Load A]

Table of bomb loads and preselection Load B]

[Table of aircraft heights]

B/S. Wind to Main Force [deleted] V.H.F. [/deleted] or W/T H-5

A.S.I. BL 29

[Page break]

TO COMPLETE DESTRUCTION OF SYNTHETIC OIL PLANT [Boxed] 212 A/C. [/boxed]

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined]

H-11 P.B.M. GREENS on Δ

H-9 7 4 Flares.

Mosquito marking M/P T.I. RED. Backed up RED + YELLOW.

a. Δ Direct REDS
b) Back up P.B.M. with REDS.
H-1 -4 +6 c) WANGANUI GREEN in pairs. (9000’
RED

I Attack RED [inserted] & YELLOW [/inserted] OVERSHOOT 22M.
II Attack RED DIRECT.
III Attack RED + GREEN DIRECT.
IV SKY. GREEN R.A.S. 140K. [underlined] TRACK [/underlined] 015°T ZERO WIND.

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 16-19000 Min. Bombing Height 10000

T.O.T. [Underlined] H+3-H+6 [/underlined] H – H+6 Max. T.O.T. H-H+10

200°T Track [deleted] Sector [/deleted] 357°T Orbit PORT. P.B.M. GREENS.

Overshoot 2. 22

[Underlined] WINDOW. [/underlined

[Table of Window]

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash 6 Time 26 secs.

100% Compo. Film.

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

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

[Underlined] GENERAL. [/underlined]

MARKING
OVERSHOOT PROCEDURE

M/F OBRON
S/B PUNCHDRUNK
A/B HOCKEYSTICK

BRIEIFNG OFFICER [Signature]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 11 April 1945 - Merseburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7310.

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