Bomb aimers briefing 10 August 1944 - Bordeuvx [sic]

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 10 August 1944 - Bordeuvx [sic]
Bomb aimers briefing 10 August 1944 - Bordeaux

Description

Shows single bomb load for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes Window, timings, weight and other details. On the reverse flares, Mosquito marking, and other instructions. List of aircraft with captain, height, H + times and other notes.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-10

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10493, SChattertonJ159568v10494

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] BORDEUVX [sic] [/underlined]

DATE [Boxed] 10-8-44 [/boxed]

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1800

DISTRIBUTOR 10yds. – 30FT Centre Bomb .1 sec

T.V. 2810

BOMB WEIGHT 10560 Photo flashes.

[Table of All up weights]

[Table of preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

ZERO. [Deleted] 2215 [/deleted] 2230 main force H-Hour.

WINDOWS. 5 Bundles Rate G over target. NICKELS. NIL. EFFORT 60L.

TIME TO TARGET. 3.30. TARGET A.U.W. 59000. TARGET HEIGHT. NIL.

TARGET GROUND SPEED. 200.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 16,000 – 19000’

BOMBING HEADING. TRACK –

COLOUR FILM – NIL. F.24 Cameras in all A/C.

[Page break]

Marking H – 8 to H.

12 clusters flares each.

3 waves flares.

Mosquitoes may be carrying mosquitoes.

Either Red or Green long burning T.I. ON A.PT.
If inaccurate [sic] re-marked other colour. ON A.PT.
[Underlined] Back up [/underlined] Mosq. or SABS. Red or Green TI’s. ON A.PT.

[Underlined] Innacurate [sic] marker [/underlined] scrubbed by yellows.

Errors up to 200yds will be corrected by false vectored wind

Orbit left handed.

[Boxed] Release must not be made unless accurate run made. [/boxed]

Bombing team

Now – drift to captain on heading.

16

[Table of aircraft and bombing instructions]

[Underlined] Preselections. [/underlined]

[Underlined] Tail fins [/underlined]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 10 August 1944 - Bordeuvx [sic],” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 24, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7578.

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