Bomb aimers briefing 14 January 1944 - Brunswick

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 14 January 1944 - Brunswick

Description

Indicates two bomb loads for operation. Include preseletion and false height settings, Window, long delays and other weapon details. Method mentions Newhaven and Wanganui marking for route and target. On the reverse more bomb loads and settings followed by bombing and marking instructions including by Mosquito. Mentions Mosquito spoof attack on Magdeburg and Berlin. Page is struck through with line and undecipherable word.

Date

1944-01-14

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Format

Two page form document partially filled in

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SChattertonJ159568v10277, SChattertonJ159568v10278

Transcription

[Underlined] BRUNSWICK 14-1-44 [/underlined]

DATE 14:1:44.

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of Preselection]

[Table of aircraft height, F.H.S. and Time Interval]

Petrol. 1500 [underlined] bt. [/underlined] 10,800.

Q.F.F. Met Windows. to target “C” rate Within 30 rate “D” Homeward rate “C”.

ZERO. 1915

Target. BRUNSWICK Effort. 500.

[Table of Long Delays]

NB/ 4000 GP’s ADD 6 SECS TO TIME INTERVAL.

Newhaven Ground marking. Wanganui as emergency.

Routemarkers TI. Yellow. Posn P (5252N-0840E) Outward.

Attack will open with sticks of Flares & Green TI in target Area. Aiming pt. marked TI red, kept marked T.I. Green. If target obscured by cloud release Pt marked Flares red & Green stars.

Main Force aim T.I red if visible or centre of all T.I. Green

N.B. TI red [underlined] will [/underlined] be dropped in large salvos at start of attack.

[Page break]

[Diagonally through this page] Scrubbed.

[Calculations]

Peg in 10th hole.

[Table of aircraft weights for take off]

[Calculations]

Only If cloud obscures TI’s a/c should aim at centre of all flares red + Green stars on 145°(M). Bombsight set for True Ht & A/S & Zero Wind.

Route markers TI [underlined] Yellow Posn Q [/underlined] 5222N 0859E Homeward.

Keep south of marker to avoid BREMEN.

Mosquitos will carry out spoof attack on Magdeburg & Berlin with TI’s & bombs.

Base – 5305N,0400E (A) – 5250N,0930E (B) – Target – 5200, 1030E (C) – 5230N,0820E

5305N, 0400E (A) – BASE.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 14 January 1944 - Brunswick,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7340.

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