Bomb aimers briefing 16 November 1944 - Duren

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 16 November 1944 - Duren

Description

Shows three bomb loads for operation, one for twelve and the other two for three aircraft each. Details preselection and false height settings as well as other information including timings for daylight operation. On the reverse marking information, callsigns, master bomber and bombing instructions. Yellow smoke to indicate own troops and rules for bombing.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-11-16

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10327, SChattertonJ159568v10328

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Boxed] DUREN [/boxed]

DATE 16/11/44

ACDEMYSTQUVH B.Z.F ROX

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL. 1450 1450 1450

DISTRIBUTOR .5 .5 .5

T.V. 1600 1385 1660

BOMB WEIGHT 13462 13715 13649

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 65,142 65355 35349

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 1230 E.T.R. 1730 ZERO. 1530

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 10-13,000’

[Page break]

[Underlined] Marking [/underlined]

A.PT Red TI at H-5.

Kept marked throughout attack Red & Green T.I.

Master Bomber will give concise aiming instructions to main force.

[Underlined] Callsigns [/underlined] Master – Rodney
Deputy – Rodney 2.
Main Force Samson
Abandon Mission Lemon Pie.

Master Bomber will give aiming instructions with reference to “Pickwick” which is the centre of the upwind edge of the smoke.

A longstop using callsign “BLACKLEG” may call on the master bombers frequency to correct any bombing or marking errors.

He will also drop yellow smoke bombs bursting at 1500’ to cancel [underlined] misplaced TI’s or inaccurate bombing. [/underlined]

Yellow smoke may also be used by the army to indicate the presence of our own troops.

Not to release bombs unless:-

Can see the markers.
Positively identify the Δ visually.
Positively identify the smoke concentration as being in correct place.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 16 November 1944 - Duren,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 7, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7388.

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