Bomb aimers briefing 16 August 1944 - Stettin

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 16 August 1944 - Stettin

Description

Shows one bomb load for eight aircraft and one reserve for bombing and one load for seven aircraft for mine laying. Includes distributor, preselection and false height settings for main. Includes timings and number of squadron aircraft in which wave. On the reverse marking and pathfinding, master bomber and bombing instruction. Aircraft wave and bombing heights plus a diagram.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-16

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10473, SChattertonJ159568v10474

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] STETTIN [/underlined]

DATE 16-8-44

[Underlined] BOMBING MINING [/underlined]

GMJLQRVX Res. (T) FKBAOZS

[Table of bomb loads]

[Calculations]

[Table of Petrol, Distributor, T.V., Bomb Weight and All Up Weight]

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights and False Heights]

TIME OFF 2043./ S/C 2123 E.T.R. 0444 ZERO. 0100

WINDOW. 20PKS. MB. 20PKS OLD. NICKELS. NIL. EFFORT. 460.

TIME TO TARGET. 3.47 TARGET A.U.W. 58,000’ TARGET HEIGHT. ZERO.

TARGET GROUND SPEED. 221

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 17 – 20,000’ BOMBING HEADING. Track/133°

[Table of aircraft waves]

COLOUR FILM: XVQJ.

GP – 4,6 & 8 – 356 A/C on KIEL.
8 – 23 Mosq on Berlin.

Diversionary Bullseye which with other attacks suggest triple attack on Berlin

[Page break]

Marking will commence at H-6 sticks flares & Green TI’s. These are for PFF only & to be ignored by main force.

PFF will mark exact APT. with mixed Red & Green Salvoes. These will be backed up with TI Red.

Master bomber over target throughout the attack to give aiming instructions.
Callsign – Smokie – Main Force – Thunder.

Aim bomb in following order of preference.

a/. Centre of Mixed Red & Green TI’s.
b/. Centre of Red TI’s.
c/. Centre of Green TI’s.
d/. [boxed] W [/boxed] flares.

Stick spacing 50yds

Wave – Bombing Height.

[Table of aircraft and heights]

[Diagram]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 16 August 1944 - Stettin,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7564.

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