Bomb aimers briefing 16 September 1944 - Boulogne

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 16 September 1944 - Boulogne

Description

Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as Window, timings and bombing height. On the reverse bombing tactics and marking as well as instructions and notification of friendly troops within 2000 yards. Includes location of special jettison area.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-16

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10430, SChattertonJ159568v10431

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] BOULOGNE [/underlined]

DATE 16-9-44

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[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1200

DISTRIBUTOR .5 5Oyds.

T.V. 1385 1600

BOMB WEIGHT 13520

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 63,360.

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 0630 E.T.R. 1000 ZERO. 0839.-40.

WINDOWS. 6 x Type C. NICKELS. – EFFORT. 100L ↑ 700.

TIME TO TARGET. 2. TARGET A.U.W. 61,000lbs TARGET HEIGHT. Sea level

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 8-9000’ BOMBING HEADING. Track.

COLOUR FILM: N12

PRESET W S & D. News wind.

[Page break]

River & bridge in graticule. B/A calls Nav
40 secs master switch on – 65 secs [underlined] aft [/underlined]
[Underlined] Bomb markers [/underlined]

If Δ obscured orbit await master Bomber instructions.

Bombs not to be dropped on any APT after H+15 i.e. 0845.

Orbit – Stbd.

[Underlined] Method [/underlined] Musical Para. TI. Green H-5.

PFF Red TI’s throughout attack

Master Bomber will give Aiming instructions

Callsign – REMBRANT
Main Force KING COAL
Cease Bmg. MANCHESTER

[Underlined] Longstop [/underlined] Bad TI’s etc told over R/T by BLACKLEG } Observer.
also Yellow smoke bomb.

Troops 2000yds East of Δ circling the town, may put yellow smoke bombs down.

Special jettison area for 0830-1300 on track between 5025N 0110E & 5020 x 0100E.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 16 September 1944 - Boulogne,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 22, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7535.

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