Bomb aimers briefing 25 September 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 25 September 1944

Description

Shows two bomb loads with distributor and false height settings. Details timings, Window and weights. Struck through and annotated 'Cancelled'. On the reverse timings and marking plan and bombing instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-25

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10415, SChattertonJ159568v10416

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

DATE 25-9-44

[Diagonally through the page] Cancelled

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1400 1400.

DIISTRIBUTOR .15 15yds

T.V. 1000 1600

BOMB WEIGHT 12248 12,424

[Table of All Up Weights]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 17.55 E.T.R. 2240 ZERO. 20 45.

WINDOWS. 16 Old. 8 new 2 old. NICKELS. -

TIME TO TARGET. 2 hours. TARGET A.U.W. 61,000 TARGET HEIGHT. 0

TARGET GROUND SPEED. 220.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 17500’ -18200’.

[Page break]

Target illuminated by Flares H- 9, 7, 5.

At H – 10 selected Blind Marker Crews will mark centre of Δ – 2000lb long burning Green T.I.

Marking point visually [deleted] marked] [/deleted] marked as soon as possible after H-10 with Long Burning Red T.I. dropped by Mosquitoes.

If by H-2 the M.P. is not marked the controller is to order Mosquitoes to mark up greens visually.

52 base 167 – 134secs 18 secs overshoot

Aim centre bomb of stick at at Red T.I.

Controller will order main Force crews to either.

(A) 1. Bomb Red T.I. as planned.
2. Bomb Red & Green direct.
(B) In the absence of any instructions bomb on H2S.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 25 September 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7520.

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