Bomb aimers briefing 21 August 1944 - Brest

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 21 August 1944 - Brest

Description

Shows one bomb load for operations with a few details. Indicates three squadron aircraft on third wave. Struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed'. On the reverse Mosquito marking tactics and bombing instructions as well as code words.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-21

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10465, SChattertonJ159568v10466

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Boxed] BREST [/boxed]

DATE 21-8-44

‘A’

[Diagonally through this page] SCRUBBED

[Table of bomb loads]

T.V. 1385

BOMB WEIGHT 13,080

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 65,130

[Table of aircraft heights]

ZERO. 2000

WINDOWS. Over Δ area.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 15-16000 APTs. B & C.

KOJ

[Page break]

Mosquito to go ahead of force. Finds out whether hulk visible and direction of lie.
Either APT ‘B’ visible. Will pass information on VHF. Base leader passes to base on W/T.

Work out heading of attack. SS Base on hulk.

Steady run & target in graticule all time.

Each base in 3 Sqdns.

Bombing W S & D –

Met wind at 15,000’ – ZERO.

Mosq. passes code – Bearing of ships lie.
“B” Baker – APT “B” visible
“C” Charlie - “B” [underlined] not [/underlined] visible, use “C” which is O.K.

No loose bombing. Bombs not to be released unless clear run up.

Accuracy is vital regardless of flak. 4 Attacks so far –

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 21 August 1944 - Brest,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7558.

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