Bomb aimers briefing 29 October 1944 - Walcheren

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 29 October 1944 - Walcheren

Description

Indicates a single bomb load for operation. Includes preselection setting, false heights and other settings. Details callsigns, bombing heights and other information. On the reverse marking and bombing instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-10-29

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10345, SChattertonJ159568v10346

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

WALCHEREN

DATE 29-10-44

4 X 1 hour 53A ALMY
4 X 1/2 hr 53 BEOQF.

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL. 1000

DISTRIBUTOR .15

T.V. 1660

BOMB WEIGHT 14,826

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 63,226 + window.

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 1030 ZERO. 1200 H – H+5.

TARGET A.U.W. 61,000 TARGET HEIGHT. ZERO

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 2-3000 [deleted] 7-8000’ [/deleted] BOMBING [deleted] HEADING [/deleted] TRACK 098°T Orbit Port.

Controller’s Callsign “HAMBONE”
Stop Bmg. PUNCHDRUNK
Abandon WATER POLO

[Underlined] Preset W S & D 080/19

W S & D – H-5.

[Underlined] Marking [/underlined] Red TI’s long burning

If not slap on controller will give orders “Overshoot” 100x etc.”

[Page break]

Leader & Deputy with white markings on tail & firing red vereys for formating.

Effort for real accuracy – no flak.

Bomb Red TI direct if no other orders from Controller.

May become a proximity marker if off the APT when controller will give the aiming instructions.

[Calculations]

Navigators 0830.
Main 0900

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 29 October 1944 - Walcheren,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7414.

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