Bomb aimers briefing 7 April 1945 - Mob[..] s[..]niz (Molbis Benzene plant)

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 7 April 1945 - Mob[..] s[..]niz (Molbis Benzene plant)

Description

Indicates two bomb loads for fourteen and seven aircraft respectively. States H-hour and details preselection, distributor and false height settings as well as other details. On the reverse; objective 'to destroy distillation plant (benzene)'. Marking and tactics including Mosquito, bombing details, Window, Camera settings and other information and instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-04-07

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

Two page form document filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10264, SChattertonJ159568v10265

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Transcription

Start of Transcription.

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 7/4/45 Target MOBLIS 51°14’N 12°30’E. “H” HOUR 2300

Petrol 2154 Target Height 530’

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load A]

[Tables 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 X Y & D X

[Page break]

TO DESTROY DISTILLATION PLANT (BENZENE).

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined]

H-11 P.B.M. GREENS ON Δ

H-9 7 4 Flares.

As soon as possible after H-9 Mosquito marking M/P with T.I. RED. If accurate backed up RED & YELLOW

or a) Direct marking REDS

b) Backing up GRENNS with REDS

c) WANGANUI GREEN in pairs (9000’.

Attack Y I REDS using VECTOR W/V

II REDS using DIRECT W/V

III REDS & GREENS – DIRECT W/V

IV SKY, SKY, SKY. Conc. All GREEN RED RAS 140K. [Underlined] TRACK [/underlined] 086T ZERO WIND

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 12000 to 15000 Min. Bombing Height 10000

T.O.T. H +3 - H+7 Max T.O.T. H - H+10.

Orbit Port – P.B.M’s

[Table of Rates of Window]

[Underlined] CAMERA [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6 Time 30 secs.

100% of Compo. Film.

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

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

H2S. RESTRICTED

[Underlined] GENERAL [/underlined]

Safety Heights √ Hang Ups √ Jettison Procedure √

Ground Checks √ Accuracy in Settings √

BRIEFING OFFICER [Signature]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 7 April 1945 - Mob[..] s[..]niz (Molbis Benzene plant),” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7331.

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