Bomb aimers briefing 1 November 1944 Homberg (Meerbeck oil plant)

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 1 November 1944 Homberg (Meerbeck oil plant)

Description

Shows two bomb loads for eight and ten aircraft respectively. Details preselection and other settings as well as time to target and bombing heights. On the reverse marking and backing up plan and bombing instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-11-01

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10342, SChattertonJ159568v10343

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

DATE 1-11-44 [Underlined] HOMBERG [/underlined] [Calculations]

CRVTXHKO SMQFBALYEU

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL. 1200 1200

DISTRIBUTOR 15 yds .15

T.V. 1385 1385

BOMB WEIGHT 14,910. [deleted] 11,715 [/deleted] 13,715

[Table of All Up Weights]

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

ZERO. 1610.

[Underlined] TIME TO TARGET. [/underlined] 2 1/2 approx. [Underlined] TARGET A.U.W. [/underlined] 61,000lbs 60,000lbs. [Underlined] TARGET HEIGHT. [/underlined]

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 16-18,000’ [/deleted] [Underlined] BOMBING HEADING [/underlined]

COLOUR FILM:
PRESET W S & D.

[Page break]

[Underlined] Marking Point [/underlined] Red TI. [inserted] [underlined] Cascading. [/underlined] [/inserted] H-5, H-2, H+2 (Oboe).

[Underlined] Backed up [/underlined] [boxed] W [/boxed] Red H-2, H. H+3.

[Underlined] Bombing Wind [/underlined] H-5.

[Underlined] 2nd Wave [/underlined] H+2 – H+4.

1/. Visual bombing if possible using Red TI as proximity marker
2/. Bomb Oboes -Red TI’s if visible.
3/. [Boxed] W [/boxed] Hdg – Speed.

Red TI’s will be backed up with Yellow TI’s.

[Calculations]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 1 November 1944 Homberg (Meerbeck oil plant),” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 15, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7408.

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