Bomb aimers briefing 23 November 1944 - Mining Heligoland Bight

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 23 November 1944 - Mining Heligoland Bight

Description

Shows two loads of parachute mines with preselection settings. Includes time off and estimated time of return. On the reverse weapon settings for mines and jettison instructions. Height for mining 13000 ft.

Date

1944-11-23

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Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10318, SChattertonJ159568v10319

Transcription

DATE 23.11.44 [Underline] MINING. [/underlined]

F.R. T.U.E. [Underlined] HELIGOLAND BIGHT. [/underlined]

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1500 1500

DISTRIBUTOR .5 –

T.V. - -

BOMB WEIGHT 9.420 11.520.

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 61.420 63 520

[Table of Preselect]

TIME OFF 0430. E.T.R. 0830 (approx.)

[Page break]

“A” Load to be run of distributor.
Basic time interval 2 secs, but preselected 1.5 secs because of tail wind in Δ area.

Engineers to be instructed how to fuse and how to release bombs, by B/A.

“B” Load (Single & Salvo)

Time interval 5 secs.

Engineers to be instructed how to fuse, select and release bombs.

Bomb Aimers instructed in jettison procedure

Fuse in Garden Area,

Jettisoning only to be carried out if absolutely necessary. Mines to be jettisoned safe in deep water in Jettison area.

Height for mining 13,000’.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 23 November 1944 - Mining Heligoland Bight,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 16, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7374.

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