Bomb aimers briefing 6 Septemebr 1944 - Kamen

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 6 Septemebr 1944 - Kamen

Description

Annotated 'Kamen' daylight'. Shows single bomb load for operation. Details weight, distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes Window, bombing heights and timings. Page is struck through and annotated 'cancelled'. On the reverse marking, 55 Base leading, alternative target and supporting targets. List of heights and names.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-06

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10446, SChattertonJ159568v10447

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] Daylight [/underlined]

KAMEN

DATE 6-9-44

[Diagonally through this page] CANCELLED

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1400. MC – 1400 GP – 1580.

DISTRIBUTOR 15yds. .13

T.V. 1500’.

BOMB WEIGHT 11,380.

ALL UP. WEIGHT. [Calculations]

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 0545 E.T.R. 1100 ZERO. 0830 H – H+3

WINDOWS. 14 Bundles Type C. NICKELS. NIL EFFORT. 100L.

TIME TO TARGET. 2 3/4 TARGET A.U.W. 59000’ TARGET HEIGHT 230’

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 15-16000’ BOMBING HEADING. Track.

[Underlined] COLOUR FILM: [/underlined] A.F. [Underlined] No wind [/underlined] after bombing.

Nav & BA’s. 2000
Main. 2100

[Page break]

[Underlined] Marking. [/underlined]

H-6 6 Mosq. mark open space 500yds West of target.
2 Red TI – 1000lb – 12 mins Bursting at 800’.
2 Green TI 1000lb. 12 mins.
4 Smoke bomb
1 Yellow TI
1 Longburning yellow – 35 mins.

55 Base leading – firing Red verey lights.

Vector wind

[Underlined] Alternative targets? [/underlined] Individual crews not able to bomb Δ., or Any canal or railway line only in Germany beyond to bomb line.

[Underlined] No orbiting. [/underlined]

[Table of aircraft and heights]

4GP Gels. 0820
6GP. Castrop [deleted] Rousele [/deleted] Rouxell. 0835

44 to Port of Stream
619 to Stbd.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 6 Septemebr 1944 - Kamen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 20, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7547.

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