Bomb aimers briefing 9 September 1944 - Monchen-Gladbach

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 9 September 1944 - Monchen-Gladbach

Description

Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details weights, distributor and preselecetion settings, window and other details. On the reverse; marking plan, order of bombing, heights and bombing instructions. Includes all master switch instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-09

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10442, SChattertonJ159568v10443

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

MUNCHEN – GLADBACK

DATE 9-8-44

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1200 galls.

DISTRIBUTOR .12 (15 yds)

T.V. 1000

BOMB WEIGHT 15,440

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 65,280

[Table of Preselect]

[Calculations]

TIME OFF [deleted] 2230 [/deleted] 0215 E.T.R. 0715 ZERO [deleted] 0530-32 [/deleted] 0515

WINDOWS. 5 -MB + 2 -C 10 – C. NICKELS. – EFFORT. 100+

TIME TO TARGET. 0 TARGET A.U.W. 61,000 TARGET HEIGHT. 250

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 15000 – 15500.

All 44 & 619

R.Y & A – 2nd Pilots.

[Page break]

[Underlined] Marking. [/underlined] 12 A/C dropping Flares. H-10 -8 -6

H-10 Oboe Yellow also H -8 -6

Backed up by 3 Red TI’s 35 minute burning (2000lb)
also 5 Red TI’s 12 minute burning ((1000lb [deleted] or 500 [/deleted])
also 4 Red TI’s 250lbs. 12 mt burning.

[Underlined] Order of Bombing. [/underlined] 1/ If Red, TI’s, overshoot by 10 sec or ② If [deleted] not seen [/deleted] Red & Greens back up Yellows aim at Yellow.

Controllers will give instructions to bomb visually or on Box.

Heights 15000- 15500.

1st Wave

Bombing [deleted] 0530-0532 [/deleted] 0515-0517

Bombing Heading: on Track 050° to 065°

Winds H -7

Gen Bre 100 Group using Fortresses’ Stirlings Wellingtons operating a manual [deleted] [indecipherable] [/deleted]

[Underlined] ALL MASTER SWITCHES [/underlined] to be in [underlined] OFF [/underlined] position until Ready to BomB. Navs to watch DR and switch on only after being very certain Δ is correct.

Raid is to provide cover & distraction for main force (no Gen)

Controller may order to orbit up to 7 minutes or order on box at H.

No preset W/V.

[Indecipherable]

1 Yellow – Red – Bomb Red. 10 secs delay.

2 Yellow Oboe backed up R & G. Bomb direct.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 9 September 1944 - Monchen-Gladbach,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 22, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7545.

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