Bomb aimers briefing 27 January 1944 - Berlin



Bomb aimers briefing 27 January 1944 - Berlin


Indicates two bomb loads for operation. Gives weights, preselection and false height settings, Window as well as tactics. On the reverse states spoof attack by Mosquito and mixed Paramatta and Wananui marking, route marking and target marking. Goes on with bombing instructions.



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Two side document form filled in on front, handwritten on reverse


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[Underlined] BERLIN [/underlined]

DATE 27-1-44.

[Table of bomb loads]

Petrol 2050 = 14,760lbs.

TV. 1000 1/sec T.V. 1600 1/sec.

[Table of Weights and A.U.W.]

[Table of Preselection]

[Table of aircraft heights]

Petrol. 2050

Windows. 372 Bundles C D C. Nickels. 2 PKTS.

ZERO. 2030 Take Off. 1700?

2 3/4 hrs. Target. WEIGHT A - 57,500 WEIGHT B 54,500 Effort. 560.

Decoys. Emergency Lle 40°


30mins before ToT. Bombing W/V will be broadcast on Group Frequency.

Spoof Route Markers between Hanover & Bremen. Yellow TI & Spoof fighter flares

Spoof fighter flares also to NE of main target & a spoof routemarker TI. Green at 5050N 0610E.

[Page break]

[Underlined] Spoof attack [/underlined] 9 Mosquitoes.

Mixed Paramatta & Wanganui.

Route Markers Flares red steady dropped at following positions [underlined] outwardbound[/underlined]

P/. 5200N 0950E.

Q. 5235N 1150E

Attack opens with red TI in target area. AP. then marked with TI Green throughout the attack. In addition release point will be marked with bundles of flares [underlined] green with red stars. [/underlined]

[Underlined] NB [/underlined] These flares are reverse to normal colours.

[Underlined] Main Force [/underlined] to aim bombs at centre of all Green TI visible. If cloud obscures, aim at centre of all flares green with red stars heading 100°M True height & A/S & zero wind.

[Underlined] Routemarker [/underlined] flares red steady dropped at [inserted] (Posn. R) [/inserted] 5031N 07 35E Homewardbound.


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