Bomb aimers briefing 15 February 1944 - Berlin



Bomb aimers briefing 15 February 1944 - Berlin


Annotated at top 'Berlin'. Indicates three bomb loads for operation. Details weights, preselection, time interval and false height settings and window. Covers route and target marking, bombing instructions and spoof marking details. On the reverse mentions spoof route markers.



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Two sides form document partially filled in front and handwritten on reverse


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SChattertonJ159568v10306, SChattertonJ159568v10307


L D or D. [Underlined] Instantaneous. [/underlined]


Dropped 1100lbs approx. from each a/c.

[Underlined] [deleted] 82 TONS. [/deleted] [/underlined]

[Underlined] 72.5 TONS [/underlined]

DATE 15-2-44.

X Y & S

[Table of bomb loads]

Petrol 1900 galls=13,680lbs. Petrol 1950=14,040lbs.

T.V. 1000’/sec ALL A/C

[Table of Bomb Weights and All Up Weights]

[Table of Preselection]

[Table of aircraft heights]

Petrol. 1900 / Y & S 1950 Target Ht. 118’

Windows. 25PKTS Nickels. –

ZERO. 2115

Effort. 904 – 283HX

Emergency Sighting Lle

Method:- Mixed [circled] W [/circled] & Para.

[Underlined] Routemarkers [/underlined] Flares Green Steady “P” 5518N 0833E} Out.

“Q” 5439N 1156E} Out.

[Underlined] Opens [/underlined] Red T.I. in target area. Green TI then mark A.P. throughout attack. In addition release point marked Bundles Flares Red + Green Stars.

[Underlined] Aim at [/underlined] centre of all TI Green. If cloud obscures aim at centre of bundles Red + Green stars Heading 165M. Zero Wind.

[Underlined] SPOOF MARKERS [/underlined] Red Flares & Red TI at Posn “R” – 5446N 0956E

Red & Green TI & bombs on GH 5519 Frankfurt on GDER.

Spoof Fighter flares @ Posns. approx. 20mls EN.E & NW of main target.

[Page break]

[Underlined] Spoof Routemarkers [/underlined] Green Steady & Fighter Flares at “S”

[Underlined] 5300N 1040E Approx [/underlined]


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