Bomb aimers briefing 29 August 1944 Königsberg

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 29 August 1944 Königsberg

Description

Shows two bomb loads for operation with distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes window, weights, bombing heights and timings. On the reverse target marking tactics and blind bombing instruction. Details list of aircraft with height and wave.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-29

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10454, SChattertonJ159568v10455

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] KONIGSBURG [/underlined]

DATE 29-8-44

F.B. GARDEN.

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 2154 2154

DISTRIBUTOR 12yds .13 500yds

T.V. 1000 -

BOMB WEIGHT 8,300 7,600

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 65,000 64,300 64,770

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 1935 ZERO. H – H+6 0120 Different Zeros.

WINDOWS. 20 MB + 2C. 40C.

TIME TO TARGET. 5hrs. TARGET A.U.W. 57,000lbs. TARGET HEIGHT. 40’

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 9 1/2 – 10 1/2. or as cloud permits. BOMBING HEADING. 067°T.

[Table of aircraft waves]

COLOUR FILM: KASMRPOY

[Underlined] 300 Lancs Stettin [/underlined]

[Table of Window]

[Page break]

Red Spots at Posn D. Yellow TI. (E)

1 Control
3 Deputies

15 Flare force H-12. H-10 & Proximity Green

4 [underlined] Initial marking. [/underlined] 1 A/C drops 2 R.S.F.
if accurate backed up Green TI’s.

If not accurate next initial marker drops 2 Green TI’s.

If these not accurate next initial marker drops 2 Red TI’s.

Greens burn 12 mins. Reds burn longer. Some long burning 35 mins

[Underlined] Cloud [/underlined] Blind attack – instructions by controller.

Flare force drop Red TI’s round A.PT.
Backed up if seen.

Yellow TI. cancel.

[Underlined] Bombing Wind [/underlined] – H-5.

Aim centre bomb at MPI of markers delaying release by 22 seconds. NAV/PLOTTER.
5° heading on either side.

[Table of aircraft waves and heights]

Incends. not to be released unless MPI of marker in sight. If cloud or difficulty do not release. No loose bombing during the early stages of the attack.

MPI of TI’s.
Instrument attack.
Plan of fires glow of TI’s.

[Underlined] ORBIT:- [/underlined]

Ext of Eng setting [indecipherable] of logs from Denmark Coast

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 29 August 1944 Königsberg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7553.

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