Bomb aimers briefing 10 April 1945 - Leipzig

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 10 April 1945 - Leipzig

Description

Shows two bomb loads for eight and three aircraft respectively. Includes H-hour, preselection , false height and distributor settings as well as other bombing information. On the reverse; objective 'to destroy concentration of rolling stock, marshalling yards, 70 a/c'. Details marking and tactics, including Mosquito, bombing details, Window, camera settings and other details and instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-04-10

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two page form document filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10260, SChattertonJ159568v10261

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 10/4/45 Target LEIPZIG “H” HOUR 2300

Petrol 1950 Target Height 430

[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

Bombsight Levelled 59,000 lbs.

[Page break]

TO DESTROY CONCENTRATION OF ROLLING STOCK. MARSHALLING YARD. 70 A/C.

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined]

H-12 11 10 9. Oboe GREENS on Δ (1500/-12m.

H-8 5 Flares. W/C SMITH

MOSQUITO REDS direct Backed up REDS + YELLOWS or back up OBOE with REDS.

H-1 WANGANUI 142K [underlined] Tr. [/underlined] 154°T ZERO WIND. GREEN @ 9000’
RED

I RED & YELLOWS DIRECT.
II RED + YELLOWS + GREEN DIRECT.
III SKY, SKY, SKY. GREEN RAS 142K. [underlined] Track [/underlined] 154°T. RAS 140K. ZERO WIND.
RED

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 12-14000 Min. Bombing Height 10000

T.O.T. H – H+3 Max. T.O.T. H-H+7

Track [deleted] Sector [/deleted] TRACK Orbit PORT on P.B.M. GREENS.

[Underlined] WINDOW. [/underlined

[Table of Window]

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash 6 Time 30 secs.

100% Compo. Film.

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

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

[Deleted] H2S. [/deleted] TOTAL RESTRICTION.

[Underlined] GENERAL. [/underlined]

[Underlined] Long Delay Pistols X [/underlined]

BRIEIFNG OFFICER [Signature]

5000’ - 8°F.

200 A/C 6 Group on centre of town.

Accuracy. small number of A/C.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 10 April 1945 - Leipzig,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7329.

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