Bomb aimers briefing 22 August 1944 - Königsberg

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 22 August 1944 - Königsberg
Bomb aimers briefing 22 August 1944 - Koningsburg [sic]

Description

Shows a single bomb load for operation with distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes weights and timings and three waves with seven, six and six squadron aircraft respectively. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed'. On the reverse states controller and deputy in Lancaster and covers marking plan. Details bombing instructions and call signs. Lists individual aircraft with heights.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-22

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10462, SChattertonJ159568v10463

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] KONINGSBURG [/underlined]

DATE 22-8-44

[Diagonally through this page] SCRUBBED

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 2154

DISTRIBUTOR 50yds .5

T.V. 1000

BOMB WEIGHT 8,174

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 64,874+ WINDOW 65,334

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 2015 E.T.R. 0600 ZERO. 0130

EFFORT. 175 Lancs.

TIME TO TARGET. 4.44 TARGET A.U.W. 57000 TARGET HEIGHT. 40FT.

BOMBING HEADING. 52 Base 019°T.

[Table of aircraft waves]

PRESET W S & D W S & D corrected by H-5.

F. Planning 1615.
Nav. 1700
Spec & Capts. 1730
Main 1800

[Page break]

Controller – Lancaster – 8,000 H-10 view weather.
2 Deputy Controllers – Lancasters

[Underlined] Marking. [/underlined] 15 A/C Flare Force – bursting at 5000’ – Hooded.
3 x 2 min waves – 15,000’

H-10.

Wave 1 – Stick 9 Flares 15 secs spacing.
Plus [underlined] 1 long burning Green TI [/underlined] in case flares go out.

MK XIV H-10
2 Visual markers using MK XIV. – Stick of 6 Red x 1000lb TI’s.

Controller assesses. Corrections given.

SABS – 4 Backers up – Sticks of 6 Red TI’s. – 36 Red TI’s max. cascading from 3000’.

Flare force also carrying 1 Red TI to back up original Green TI as a last resort in case marking U/S.

[Boxed] W [/boxed] also being carried.

Yellow TI’s cancel wide markers.

No A/C to bomb before H hour unless ordered by Controller.

No undershoots.

Crews released bombs regardless of ETA.

No bombs to be released until NAV says ETA is up. That is why Red Spot fires being dropped at Posn S. Do not jettison over land.
Bomb must be jettisoned over sea because of red flare from bush fires.
This drew off 20% of the attack – STETTIN.

Red Spot Fires. [Underlined] Posn. D. [/underlined]

[Deleted] 500lb American incend. at [/deleted] Turning Point / 5450N x 1820E.

R/T callsign for Main Force – DECKHOUSE.

Three direction attack to combat creep-back.

If cloud rules out effective marking attack on H2S & if equipment U/S bomb glow of the flares.

1 Group 160 Lancs – Stettin.

[Table of aircraft heights]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 22 August 1944 - Königsberg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7556.

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