Bomb aimers briefing 10 September 1944 - Le Havre

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 10 September 1944 - Le Havre

Description

Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details weights, distributor, preselection and false height settings. Shows timings and other detail. On the reverse; marking, safety measures, call signs and timings. Formation order for Waddington, Skellingthorpe and Fiskerton. Master bomber instruction if target obscured. Visual signals and bombing heights for each aircraft.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-10

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10440, SChattertonJ159568v10441

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

LE HAVRE

DATE 10-9-44

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1200

DISTRIBUTOR 50 yards.

T.V. 1600

BOMB WEIGHT 13520

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 63,360

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 1520 E.T.R. 1850 ZERO. 1720

WINDOWS. NIL NICKELS. – EFFORT. 800.

TIME TO TARGET. 2 hrs. TARGET A.U.W. 60,000lbs TARGET HEIGHT. 150’

BOMBING HEADING. 129° track.

[Table of aircraft waves]

Waddington [underlined] Skelly Scampton [/underlined]

1230 – A/B’s.
1315 - Main

[Page break]

APT. marked H-5 - H+3 TI Green

Backed up TI Red 4000’ cascade – White trails.

Aim centre bomb at MPI of TI’s.

[Underlined] Safety measures [/underlined] Home on lattice line
Bomb doors to be opened before reaching coast
Bomb sight to be switched on before coast.
As graticule crosses coast A/Bomber calls “coast” & Nav. on stop watch counts number of seconds.
or release on co-ordinated.

Yellow markers are not to be bombed – These indicate the position of our own troops.

[Underlined] Callsigns [/underlined] Controller – Deckhouse.
Main Force. Nelson
Abandon Chatterbox.

1645.
1705
V GROUP. 1720

Waddington lead
Skellingthorpe second.
52 forming over Fiskerton. Leaders bombing at 12,000’
2 minutes between each wave.

If Δ is obscured by cloud master bomber id to tell crews to orbit & await instructions but not to orbit for more than 10 [deleted] seconds. [/deleted] mins.

[Underlined] Orbit [/underlined] – Left handed.

Bombing Wind VHF & W/T by H-5.

[Underlined] Visual Signals [/underlined] Green verys.

Millington [Table of aircraft and heights]

Each crew to find & use its own bombing wind.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 10 September 1944 - Le Havre,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7544.

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