Bomb aimers briefing 23 March 1945 - Wesel

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 23 March 1945 - Wesel

Description

States H-hour '2235'. Indicates two bomb loads for six and six aircraft respectively. Shows preselection, distributor, false height and other weapon settings. Some weight calculations in the left margin. On the reverse; marking and tactics including Oboe Mosquito, bombing details, camera settings and other details and instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-03-23

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

Two page form document partially filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10272, SChattertonJ159568v10273

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Transcription

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

[Underlined] AIR BOMBERS BRIEFING. [/underlined]

Date 23.3 Target WESEL. “H” HOUR 2235

Petrol 1550

[Calculations]

[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load A]

[[Tables of bomb loads and preselection Load B]

[Table of aircraft heights]

M/F=PRESS ON.

STOP-KING KONG

ABAN=GOLF GREEN

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

[Page break]

[Obscured] 0, -9, -8 Oboe Mosq. Green T.I. on Δ Point cascading 5000’ burning 12 mins.

[Underlined] MARKING AND TACTICS. [/underlined]

H-11. 54 Base A/C will arrive at Δ to await Greens. Commencing not before H-8, 54 Mosq. will drop Red T.I.s. on marking point.

If accurate backed up with further Red T.I.s.

If 54 Base Mosquitoes are unable to mark marking point accurately they will back up Green T.I. with R.T.I.

A) Attack T.I. Red using false W/vector B’cast @ H-5.

B) Attack centre of R & G. direct using direct W/V.

[Underlined] Note: [/underlined] In this event crews attacking in the later stages of the attack may find the Oboe Green have burnt out.

[Underlined] BOMBING. YELLOWS TO SCRUB TONIGHT. [/underlined]

Height Band 8 to 12000’ Min. Bombing Height 8000’

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

Track/ [deleted] Sector [/deleted] HDG. 025°(T) Orbit None.

[Underlined] CAMERA [/underlined]

Photo-Flash .6

100% of Compo. Film.

[Underlined] NAVIGATION. [/underlined]

H2S. None

Below 5000’ to 4°E. At 4°E climb to bombing height at “D”. Δ Lose height to [deleted] 6500-8500’ [/deleted] to English coast.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 23 March 1945 - Wesel,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 20, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7336.

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