Bomb aimers briefing 11 September 1944 - Darmstadt

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 11 September 1944 - Darmstadt

Description

Shows a single bomb load for operation. Includes preselection and other weapon settings, times, weights and other details. On the reverse timings and marking including by Mosquito and bombing instructions. List of aircraft in table with wave, heights and headings for each. At the bottom, code words.

Date

1944-09-11

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10438, SChattertonJ159568v10439

Transcription

[Underlined] DARMSTADT. [/underlined]

DATE 11-9-44

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1800

DISTRIBUTOR 15YDS.

T.V. 1000

BOMB WEIGHT 10,564

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 64,724+

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 2030 E.T.R. 0230 ZERO. [deleted] 0000 [/deleted] 2359.

EFFORT. 100 seen

TIME TO TARGET. 3 1/2 TARGET HEIGHT. 400’

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 15-16000’ BOMBING [deleted] HEADING [/deleted] TRACK. 020 - 060

[Table of aircraft waves]

COLOUR FILM: X.T.J.Q.M.H.F.K.B.

Marking PT. 1300yds 265°

[Underlined] Orbit [deleted] Right [/deleted] Left [/underlined]

[Page break]

4 Waves Flares H-[deleted] 15 [/deleted] Controller & Deputy arrive at Δ

H-10 – 6 Flares A/C illuminate Δ blind
1st a/c will drop 1 green TI. } on centre of town.
GTI will be assed. visually by Mosq. }

H-8 2nd Flare wave to back up GTI visually }

H-6 3rd wave drop flares blind }

6 Mosq. markers search for A.PTS. using Red TI’s. marking offset marking point.

By H-2 if Mosq. cannot mark Controller will back up the original GTI’s.

[Table of aircraft and heights]

[Underlined] 18 [deleted] 40 [/deleted] 20. Main [/underlined]

1st wave 20 secs.
2nd wave 10 secs.

[Deleted] Black [/deleted] Main Force. BLACKTIE
Abandon CASTIRON
Stop Bombing. TOUCHSTONE.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 11 September 1944 - Darmstadt,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7542.

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