Bomb aimers briefing 25 August 1944 - Darmstadt

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 25 August 1944 - Darmstadt

Description

Shows a single bomb load for the operation with distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as other details. Includes information on waves and times. On the reverse bombing instructions and marking plan. Alternative attach plans for cloud and controller role. Code words and list of aircraft with wave and heights.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-25

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10458, SChattertonJ159568v10459

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

DARMSTADT.

DATE 25-8-44

MLJABHGK – [deleted] New [/deleted] old. Window. 65,534.

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 2000

DISTIRBUTOR 12 yds. .13

T.V. 1000

BOMB WEIGHT 9584

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 65,184 Plus window.

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

[Circled] ZERO. 0115 [/circled] H- H+6.

NICKELS. NIL. EFFORT. 177 V GP. 300 A/C MAINZ.

TIME TO TARGET. 4.20. TARGET HEIGHT. 400’

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 8-10,000’ BOMBING HEADING. [circled] TRACK 336° [/circled]

[Table of aircraft waves]

COLOUR FILM: FLJBKORPX.

[Calculations]

[Underlined] ORBIT PORT [/underlined]

[Page break]

Controllers in Mosquito.

[Underlined] No bombing before H. hour [/underlined]

[Underlined] Callsigns. [/underlined] Main Force – R/T Blacktie.

54 Base mark with flares & 1 [circled] proximity Green TI. [/circled] [inserted] will not be dropped unless at H hour because of attack at North [/inserted] at H-8 approx H-6
15 A/C in 3 waves.

[Underlined] Marking Point [/underlined] Mosq. dropping 1000lb TI Red 1 RTI. (1st marker) [deleted] 3 [/deleted] RTI back-up.
30 Red TI’s.

Backed up if necessary 3 SABS Lancs. – 1000lb Red TI.

TI Yellow to cancel.

Vectors issued by HQ to each base to cause bombs to straddle the various APTs.

[Underlined] Last Resort [/underlined] 12 Flare wave A/C carrying 250lb RTI.

If cloud base at Δ [underlined] above [/underlined] 6000’ bomb below cloud
If cloud base at Δ below 6000’ bomb above cloud at glow.

If unable to see glow bomb on H2S or as an alternative bomb any identified built up area east of 7°E.

Controller going ahead in mosq. to see weather & give orders to flare force either to drop on instruments or visually.

Special warning re attacking main concentration of TI’s.
Do not bomb any scattered incendiary fires etc. dropped by main force of 1st attack especially in defended area between

Piebald – Stop Bombing.

Ballyhoo – Abandon mission.

[Table of aircraft waves and heights] X?

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 25 August 1944 - Darmstadt,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 6, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7554.

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