Bomb aimers briefing 1 August 1944 - Brest

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 1 August 1944 - Brest

Description

Shows one bomb load for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes Window, and weights. Shows 5 aircraft in wave 1, six in wave 2 and five in wave 3. On the reverse Mosquito marking points, notes United States troops near target, bombing instruction and list of aircraft with heights.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-01

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10450, SChattertonJ159568v10451

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] BREST [/underlined]

1-8-44

59’s .025.

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1400galls.

DISTRIBUTOR 15 yds 1/5.

T.V. 1600

BOMB WEIGHT 13,520

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 64,800

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 2215 E.T.R. 0400 ZERO. 0200 H+10 – H+20.

WINDOWS. 5 PKGS OLD TYPE. Rate G IN Δ area. EFFORT. 65.

TIME TO TARGET. 3 1/2 hrs. TARGET A.U.W. 60,000 TARGET HEIGHT. ZERO.

TARGET POSITION. [deleted] FLOATING DOCK. 51 BASE on Shipping Dock [/deleted]

BOMBING HEIGHTS [deleted] 11 – 13,000’ [/deleted] 12 – 14. BOMBING HEADING. On Track.

[Table of aircraft waves]

COLOUR FILM: KJHVABLT.

PRESET W S & D –

[Underlined] ORBIT – PORT [/underlined]

Spec. Nav & B/A’s. 1915
Captains 1945.
Main 2015

[Boxed] Target Maps. [/boxed]

[Page break]

Flares.

[Underlined] Marking Point [/underlined] Mosquitoes. 1 x 35min. burning Red TI’s [indecipherable] 1 x Red Spot Fires.

H – 8. Vector passed by Controller.

U’.S. troops nearbye [sic] target.

Bombs not to be released unless graticule on the marking point.

Must be brought back unless.

1,000 – 1500 yard errors on yesterdays attack.

May have to bomb visually without false vector.

Controllers R/T callsign – Wormcast.
Stop Bombing – Toadstool
[Deleted] Toadstool. [/deleted] Abandon mission – Piecan

[Table of aircraft heights]

If [underlined] bombing below cloud [/underlined]
Nos. 1 & 16 switches off

No jettison bars.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 1 August 1944 - Brest,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 11, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7550.

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