Bomb aimers briefing 25 September 1944 - Brunswick

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 25 September 1944 - Brunswick

Description

Shows two bomb loads for operation. Details weights, distributor, preselection and false height settings, window, timings and other details. Page is struck through and annotated cancelled. On the reverse; marking including by Mosquito, bombing instructions, meteorological and other details. Table with list of aircraft, seven bracketed as 10 second delay, lists of headings and heights for each aircraft. At bottom left a list of captains with 10 second delay and indicates the rest are 20 seconds. On middle right a box with Window, wind speed and direction and other data.

Date

1944-09-15

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Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SChattertonJ159568v10434, SChattertonJ159568v10435

Transcription

[Underlined] BRUNSWICK [/underlined]

DATE 15-9-44

[Diagonally through this page] Cancelled

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[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1600 1600

DISTRIBUTOR 15x .15 30x .3

T.V. 1000

BOMB WEIGHT 12,248 12,424

[Table of All Up Weights]

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 2200 E.T.R. 0 [deleted] 3 [/deleted] 430 ZERO. [deleted] 0050 [/deleted] 0150

WINDOWS. 29 old type NICKELS. - EFFORT. 210 VGP.

TIME TO TARGET. 3 1/2 TARGET A.U.W. 60,000lbs TARGET HEIGHT. 240’

TARGET GROUND SPEED. 225.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 18-19000’ BOMBING HEADING 040-080

[Table of aircraft waves]

COLOUR FILM: M B.K.L F S R Q T.

640

[Page break]

[Underlined] Marking [/underlined]

6 Mosq. visual marking by H-4. If not marked by H-3 Mosq. will back up the Greens with Red TI’s & RSF.
6 Lancs blind. – H-11. – Green TI’s.
18 A/C in flare wave. H-10 (blind) H-8 (visual) – H-6 (back up original Green TI’s.}

[Underlined] Supporters H-11. [/underlined]

Controller at target 1/. Bomb Red TI’s only & overshoot.
2/. Bomb Red & Greens direct.

If cloud base over Δ controller may bring force down to between 10-14,000’ in a 2000’ height band.

[Table of aircraft waves, heights and headings]

[Boxed] Window.
W S & D H
Met wind for 10,000’
ORBIT – L.H.
TYPE Z – THROUGHOUT

MAIN – GHURKA
ABANDON CRACKER-JACK.
STOB.B. PAPER CLIP [/boxed]

[Table of delays]

[Underlined] Met. [/underlined] Flying 2000’ across North Sea.
Cloud base 1000’ at Front 2°E and rain.
Climb 4 1/2 °E cloud break up but thick medium 14-20000’
May be 2000FT thick cloud over Δ at 14000’. And no low cloud – Good vis. Below.
Good medium cloud cover for return – low icing.

1.4.6 & 8 GP. 500 A/C KIEL.
8 GP 28 Mosq. B.
8 GP. 9 Mosq. Lubeck.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 25 September 1944 - Brunswick,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7539.

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