Bomb aimers briefing 21-22 March 1945 - Hamburg

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 21-22 March 1945 - Hamburg

Description

States H hour '0405' Details preselection, distributor and false height settings and other details. On the reverse; marking and tactics including Mosquito and Wanganui, bombing details, Window, camera settings and other information and instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-03-21

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Two page form document partially filled in

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SChattertonJ159568v10270, SChattertonJ159568v10271

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 21-23/3/45 Target HAMBURG. “H” HOUR 0405

Petrol 1650

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection]

[Table of aircraft heights]

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

[Page break]

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined]

H-10 Primary [deleted] type [/deleted] GREEN * [Underlined] W/C SMITH. [/underlined]

H-9 7 4 Flares (Ignore YELLOW on M/P)

1. Mosquito marking M/P T I RED - Backed up by RED & possibly YELLOW

2. a) Δ Direct with REDS (b) Back by GREEN with REDS.

3 WANGANUI GREEN with RED STARS in pair @ 9,000 ft.

(A) Attack REDS using false wind [underlined] Vector x [/underlined]

(B) Attack REDS [underlined] direct [/underlined] using DIRECT wind.

(C) Attack REDS & GREENS DIRECT.

(D) WANGANUI GREEN RED TRACK 090°T R.D.S. 160 ZERO WIND.

[Underlined] BOMBING. [/underlined]

Height Band 15500 to 18000 Min. Bombing Height 10,000

T.O.T. H to H+6 Max T.O.T. H - H+10.

[Deleted] Track/ Sector [/deleted] 105° HEADING. Orbit Port on T.I. Green.

[Table of Rates of Window]

[Underlined] CAMERA [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6 Time 28 secs.

100% of Compo. Film.

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

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

H2S. No

[Underlined] GENERAL [/underlined]

Jettison Procedure X

Ask two questions Use of jettison bars.

M/F BRUTUS

[Deleted] S/Bombing [/deleted] PUNCHDRUNK.

A/Mission SOAPSUD

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 21-22 March 1945 - Hamburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7335.

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