Bomb aimers briefing 31 August 1944 - Auchy-lès-Hesdin

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 31 August 1944 - Auchy-lès-Hesdin

Description

Shows single bomb load for operation. Details distributor and false height settings as well as timings and effort level. On the reverse marking and bombing instruction. Leader and deputy markings, list of aircraft with heights and briefing times.

Date

1944-08-31

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10452, SChattertonJ159568v10453

Transcription

[Underlined] AUCHY LES HESDEN. [/underlined]

DATE 31-8-44

44’s & 65’s

[Table of bomb loads]

[Underlined] Long delays [/underlined]

PETROL 1200

DISTRIBUTOR 15yds. .15

T.V. 1385

BOMB WEIGHT [deleted] 63,360. [/deleted] 13,520

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 63,360

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF [deleted] 1600 [/deleted] 1532 E.T.R. 1930. ZERO. [deleted] 1800 [/deleted] 1752.

WINDOWS. NIL. NICKELS. NIL. EFFORT. 52 base. + Sqdn.

TIME TO TARGET. 1 1/2 – 2. TARGET A.U.W. 60,000 TARGET HEIGHT. 160’

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 12-15,000’ BOMBING HEADING. 122° Track on lattice line.

COLOUR FILM: A. H.

PRESET W S & D. B’cast H-5.

[Page break]

[Underlined] Marking [/underlined] H-6. White smoke in centre of road burning 20mins.

2 mosq. to mark each aiming point with smoke markers.

Bombing visual but run up on C lattice line.

[Underlined] Heights [/underlined] [deleted] 10 – 11,000’ 12-15000’ [/deleted] 11,500 – 12,500

[Underlined] Bombing Wind [/underlined] – Met.

[Underlined] Orbit [/underlined] Right Hand.

[Underlined] Other Attacks [/underlined] 2 miles East marked with [deleted] Yellow [/deleted] White smoke.

5 miles NE marked with White smoke.

Leader. – G. Blue Tail.
Deputy. – V. Blue Cross.

No bombs are to be released unless the A.PTS. are visually identified beyond doubt.

[Table of aircraft heights]

Nav & B/A’s 1230 ETR 1815.
Capts. 1310
Main 1330 1400 hrs.
S/C 1530
H. 1700

[Boxed] 122° [/boxed]

[Boxed] 5024 x 0205E [/boxed]

[Boxed] 314 [/boxed]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 31 August 1944 - Auchy-lès-Hesdin,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 1, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7551.

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