Bomb aimers briefing 23 September 1944 - Handorf

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 23 September 1944 - Handorf

Description

Shows one bomb load for operation. Annotated 'Handorf' in green. Details of bombs carried for twelve aircraft. Includes weights, preselection and false height settings as well as Window, timings and other details. Gives bombing heights and notes that no H2S to be used. On the reverse; marking plan and bombing instructions. List of aircraft with heights and other numbers.

Date

1944-09-23

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Language

Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10419, SChattertonJ159568v10420

Transcription

[Table of ANM bomb loads]

DATE 23-9-44

[Underlined] C [/underlined]

[Table of bomb loads]

[Underlined] Handorf [/underlined]

PETROL [deleted] 1450 [/deleted] 1350

DISTRIBUTOR 15yds. .15

BOMB WEIGHT 13,520.

ALL UP. WEIGHT. [deleted] 65,160 [/deleted] 64,660

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 1810 E.T.R. 23.20 ZERO. 2120 H – H + 6.

WINDOWS. 20 -Old. Or 10 nno.

TIME TO TARGET. 3 hours. TARGET A.U.W. 60,000 TARGET HEIGHT. 210

TARGET GROUND SPEED. 200.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 17500’ -18000’. BOMBNG HEADING. 190°T. (approx.).

NAV & B/A – 1500
Spec. 1530
Main 1600

No H2S to be used

Any Orbiting – [/underlined] Port [/underlined] – Supporters.

East

[Page break]

Yellow T.Is. Middle Town. Green target.

[Underlined] 6 Flares [/underlined] { 6 A/C = 3 waves
{ 4 A/C Town

Red Δ Red T.Is. Yellow (Scrub)
Green Δ Green T.Is.
Yellow – H – main force. 1 T.I.

H-9 – supporters dropping HF. 1/2 hr delays.

Priority of targets:-

(A) If Red not marked, force to attack Green
(B) If Green not marked, force to attack yellow but not red.

If no marking by H – bomb yellow.

Z [deleted] Set [/deleted] equipment in use.

[Table of aircraft heights and waves]

[Deleted] Wave - 1 [/deleted]

[Deleted] 210 [/deleted]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 23 September 1944 - Handorf ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 4, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7527.

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