Bomb aimers briefing 6 December 1944 - Giessen

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 6 December 1944 - Giessen

Description

Indicates a single bomb load but with two sets of preselection settings. Start and stop points for Window and other minor details. On the reverse timings, marking details and bombing instructions. Includes details on window dropping by aircraft. Annotated with weight calculation at bottom.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-12-06

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10308, SChattertonJ159568v10309

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Transcription

[Underlined] GEISSEN. [/underlined]

DATE 6-12-44.

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1550

DISTRIBUTOR .15

T.V. 1000

BOMB WEIGHT 12948

ALL UP. WEIGHT. [Deleted] 65,308 [deleted] 64,948.

[Table of Preselect]

[Deleted] ZERO. 1945 [/deleted] 2015 H-H+5.

WINDOWS. Start 0600E Stop 0500E. [Deleted] NICKELS. [/deleted] EFFORT. V GP.

[Deleted] TARGET A.U.W [/deleted]

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 11,200 - 12,200.

Nav. 1330
Capt. 1400
Main. 1430

[Page break]

H-11 Proximity Green T.I. Centre of town.

H-9, 7, (5) Flares
Marking Point 1 R.T.I. assessed backed up at least 4 RTI

Send Yellow & remark.

Greens backed up by reds if unable to mark marking point.

H-5 W. S & D Prefixed letter “N” (4 winds)

No emergency plan.

[Deleted] Sector [/deleted] TRACK. Height. Delay. Basic Delay.
038°T 32 secs 6 secs.

[Underlined] Maximum ToT [/underlined] 12 mins.

[Underlined] Minimum Height [/underlined] 6,000’ [Underlined] ORBIT [/underlined] Left handed.

Attack as planned
Attack Greens backed up Reds with no delay.

[Underlined] Window [/underlined]

ABCDEFHJUV 16 PKTS “MC” Antifighter. 224lbs.
OQRPSTYZ 15 PKTS Anti-flak. 342lbs.

Must be on exact track when over markers.

[Calculations]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 6 December 1944 - Giessen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 21, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7365.

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