Bomb aimers briefing 8 April 1945 - Lützkendorf oil refinery

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 8 April 1945 - Lützkendorf oil refinery

Description

Specifies two bomb loads for thirteen and seven aircraft. Includes H-hour preselection, distributor and false height settings and other details. On the reverse marking and tactics, bombing details, camera settings as well as other details and instructions.

Date

1945-04-08

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two page form document filled in

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10262, SChattertonJ159568v10263

Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 8/4/45 Target 51°17’ 11°52’ LUTZKENDORF “H” HOUR 2245

Petrol 2000 Target Height 400’

[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 V + D -

Bombsight Levelled 59,000 lbs.

[Page break]

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined]

H-11 P.B.M. GREENS.

H-9 7 4 Flares.

H-9+ Mosq. M/P RED BACKED UP REDS + YELLOWS.

a) Either Mark Δ direct
or b) Back up P.B.M.
c.) Wanganui GREEN (7000’
RED

I Attack RED & YELLOW with vector and overshoot – 11 Sn.
II Attack REDS DIRECT – DIRECT
III Attack RED & GREENS DIRECT.
IV SKY SKY SKY. GREEN [underlined] TRACK [/underlined] 121°T. RAS 140K ZERO WIND LEAVE FALSE HT. ON.
RED

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 11-14000 Min. Bombing Height 8,000’

T.O.T. (H-H+7) H+4-H+7

Track [deleted] Sector [/deleted] 121°T Orbit PORT on P.B.M’s

Overshoot 1. 11

[Underlined] CAMERA. [/underlined]

Photo-Flash 6 Time 30 secs.

100% Compo. Film.

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

[Deleted] H2S. [/deleted] TOTAL. MASTER SWITCH

[Underlined] GENERAL. [/underlined]

Importance of accuracy.

[Diagram]

BRIEIFNG OFFICER [Signature]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 8 April 1945 - Lützkendorf oil refinery,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7330.

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