Bomb aimers briefing 3 September 1944 - Deelen Airfield

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 3 September 1944 - Deelen Airfield

Description

Shows one bomb load for operation and notes all half hour delay. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes timings, Window and route details. On the reverse pathfinder aircraft task, notes other airfields nearby, Mosquito marking, airfield sketch map with aiming points. Includes bombing instruction and call signs.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-03

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sides front form document partially filled in on the reverse hand written

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10448, SChattertonJ159568v10449

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Boxed] DEELEN [/BOXED]

Date 3-9-44

[Table of bomb loads] All 1/2 hr. delays.

PETROL 1400

DISTRIBUTOR 12yds .12

T.V. 1600

BOMB WEIGHT 13,520

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 64.800

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF [deleted] 1140 [/deleted] 1450. E.T.R. 1900 ZERO. [deleted] 1400 [/deleted] 1730 H – H+ 2.

WINDOWS. 5 Bundles NICKELS - EFFORT. 100

TARGET HEIGHT. 100’

ROUTE: Base – 5330N x 0230E – 5215N x 0426E (B)
5215N x 0516E (C) – Target – 5200N x 0550E (D) – 5202N x 0511E
E – B – Base

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 14 – 16000’. BOMBING HEADING [/underlined] On track [/underlined]

COLOUR FILM: I H

[Boxed] 1310 Main [/boxed]

[Page break]

Pathfinder A/C will draw ahead of Main Forces to arrive at targets at H-3 mins.

Other [deleted] A/C [/deleted] airfields are being attacked same zero hour.

52 base lead if allowed by 55 base, then by 106 Sqdn.
52 base find Bombing wind for whole force.

Mosquitoes to mark the APT. with smoke markers at H-6.

[Diagrams]

Must aim bombs at the AP. not a general prang on the APT.

API Mosq. finds Bombing wind & passes it to Controller at H-8.
Bombing wind at 15000’ corrected at H-5.

52 base run straight to Δ from posn C.

One orbit only – right handed. is permitted in the target area if the target is not seen on the first run.

[Underlined] Controllers callsign [/underlined] – Freegift controller.

[Underlined] Codewords [/underlined]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 3 September 1944 - Deelen Airfield,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 6, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7548.

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