Bomb aimers briefing 18 October 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 18 October 1944

Description

Shows two bomb loads for seven and thirteen aircraft respectively. Details preselection settings and other data. On the reverse; target marking and bombing instructions as well as other details.

Date

1944-10-18

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10381, SChattertonJ159568v10382

Transcription

DATE 18-10-44

AYRFQSC OTJKUVHPELDZB

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL. 1800 galls.

DISTRIBUTOR [deleted] 30yds .3 [/deleted] .15

T.V. 1000 1000

BOMB WEIGHT 10,980 10,920

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 65,140 65,080

[Table of Preselect] A O

ZERO. [deleted] 2030. [/deleted] 2050. H – H+6.

Track or Sector
355-015

Delay 33 secs

Height
17.750 to 16.750

Marking Pt – 2,200 yds 209° from “A”

F.P. 1245
NAV 1330
1400
1430

[Page break]

Supporters are 463, 467 & 49 Sqdns.

[Underlined] Marking [/underlined] H-10 Centre of town TI Green by blind markers.

H-9, 7 & 5 Flares & TI Green backed up.

As soon as poss after H-9 Mosq. mark marking Point TI Red.
Will be assessed, & if accurate backed up.

If by H-2 marking point is not accurately marked the controller is to order the Mosq. to back up the Green TI with Red TI or if the Green TI are inaccurate, to mark the centre of the built up area with Red TI.

Controller will order main force to either:-

Attack Red TI as planned, or
Attack concentration at Red & Green TI direct, or
Attack Red TI direct.

Nav lights on to 5° E.

W S & D by H-5.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 18 October 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7498.

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