Bomb aimers briefing 15 August 1944 - Gilze Rijen airfield

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 15 August 1944 - Gilze Rijen airfield

Description

Shows two bomb loads for operation, one for fourteen aircraft the other for four. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as route, timings and other details. On the reverse pathfinder marking and bombing instruction. At the bottom details of Thunderbolt fighter escort.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-15

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sides front form document filled in on the reverse handwritten

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10477, SChattertonJ159568v10478

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

DATE 15-8-44 GILZE RIJEN

HSKRG

TFJMVBAZL QPOX

[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 height settings]

ZERO. 1100

EFFORT. 200

TARGET HEIGHT. S.L.

ROUTE: Base – 5235 x 0300E – 5220 x 0430E – 5200 x 0505E –
Target: 5203 x 0552 wide dept – 5206 x 0555E – 5200 x 0505E – 5220 x 0430E –
5205 x 0300E – Base

BOMBING HEADING. N – NE

[Page break]

5-52 4 M, marke TI yellow H-5-4-3-2 cascading 5000

14/16000, PFF leading,

Leader will fire Green very light for forming up.
Base will form up over Scampton at 9000ft. A/C will cross English coast @ 12500

Escort 3 Sqdns Thunderbolts (48 A/C & possibly L’s & M’s)
Target will be patrolled by 1 sqdn of Yank fighters from H-60 -H, and will then make four flying attacks
If markers cannot be seen bombs may be dropped on any airfield in vicinity, only airfields may be bombed, no bombing on Gee or D/R

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 15 August 1944 - Gilze Rijen airfield,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7569.

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