Bomb aimers briefing 6 November 1944 - Gravenhorst

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 6 November 1944 - Gravenhorst

Description

Shows two bomb loads, on for five aircraft and reserve, the other for five aircraft. Details preselection and false height settings, window, time to target and bombing heights. On the reverse marking and bombing information and timings. Weight calculations in middle. If no marking no bombing. Notes other attacks and spoofs.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-11-06

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sides form documant partially filled out front and handwritten on the reverse

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10332, SChattertonJ159568v10333

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Boxed] EXAUCQM [/boxed]

DATE 6-11-44

[Underlined] GRAVENHORST. [/underlined]

SLBO X Rest DYH.K.R.

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL. 1400 1400

DISTRIBUTOR .15 .15

T.V. 1385 1600

BOMB WEIGHT 13,845 13,546

[Table of All Up Weights]

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 1615 E.T.R. 2200 ZERO. 1930 H – H+3.

WINDOWS. 17 light 8heavy. -112 NICKELS. - EFFORT. 225

TIME TO TARGET. 3hrs. [deleted] TARGET A.U.W. [/deleted] TARGET HEIGHT.165

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 9-12,000’ BOMBING HEADING. 360°T

[Page break]

[Underlined] H-12 approx. [/underlined] Posn F.

Long burning [inserted] 35 min [/inserted] GTI on last turning point - lining up on [deleted] corr [/deleted] bombing run.

H-11 – GTI Proximity T.I.

H-9.7.5. Flares blind & visual on Δ area

Mosq. 2 Red TI dropped in [underlined] salvo [/underlined] on Marking Point.

Yellow scrub

No backing up of Red TI

[Boxed] W [/boxed] – Red/Green stars for more illumination.

[Boxed] Do not bomb GTI’s [/boxed]

[Underlined] Orbitting [/underlined] – [deleted] Port. [/deleted] Stbd.

Munster & Osnabruck in vicinity.

Only one orbit allowed. H+12 last time on target.

[Deleted] Maximum [/deleted] Minimum bombing height – 4000’.

Very small Δ – particularly accurate bombing.

[Calculations]

[Underlined] LEVELLING FIGURES [/underlined] – 54,000lbs.

If marking not carried out as planned controller to cancel attack and bombs are to be brought back. [Underlined] (NB Bomb line) [/underlined]

‘Z” – 9000’

No H2S.

False vector wind to be set on B/S at H-5. Datum Ht. 65,000’

Other attacks – 1930 Koblenz. Spoof on Gelsenkirchen 1925.

Check movement of distributor arm – finger

Nav. 1345
1415
1445

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 6 November 1944 - Gravenhorst,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 22, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7391.

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