Bomb aimers briefing 9 August 1944 - Chatellerault

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 9 August 1944 - Chatellerault

Description

Shows two bomb loads for six and six aircraft respectively. Details distributor, preselection settings as well as bombing height, weights, Window and other details. At the bottom details aiming points. On the reverse marking plan and bombing instructions and other details. At the bottom a list of aircraft with columns of figures.

Date

1944-08-09

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10496, SChattertonJ159568v10497

Transcription

DATE 9-8-44

LFAKQT MJOUPGV [Underlined] Châtellerault [/underlined]

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1550

DISTRIBUTOR 20yds.

T.V. 1600 1385

BOMB WEIGHT 13080

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 65 [deleted] 440 [/deleted] 010

[Table of Preselect]

[Table of Heights] NIL Delay release by 7 seconds.

ZERO. 0020

WINDOWS. 5 BUNDLES. NICKELS. NIL. EFFORT. 180L.

TIME TO TARGET. 2:40 TARGET HEIGHT. 250FT.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 5-8,000’ BOMBING HEADING. 127T. Track

[Table of aircraft waves]

COLOUR FILM: AFVJ

PRESET W S & D 350/15

Aiming Point No 1 – 7 seconds overshoot on heading.

When APT in sights B/A gives executive ‘GO’ to Nav. who counts 7 secs & B/A then releases the bombs.

[Page break]

Flare force 1st wave Stick 9 clusters across marking point H-8
2nd wave Stick 6 clusters across marking point – unless ordered not to H-6
3rd wave 6 clusters across marking point – unless ordered not to H-4

4 Mosquitoes

[Underlined] Marking with [/underlined] - Red or Green TI. 1 TI. initially & then assessed if not accurate other colours will be used.

Backed up with – Red or Green TI. Min 4 long burning TI’s. Controller also 2 short burning TI’s (Green)

[Underlined] Scrub [/underlined] – Yellow TI.

[Underlined] Bombing Wind. [/underlined] B’cast by controller. V GP b’cast to controller at H-8.

[Underlined] Lining up Point [/underlined] 2-35 minute Yellow long burning TI’s. No other marking at this point. As soon as first flares are down.

[Underlined] W S & D [/underlined] – No 1 target – correct wind 6,500’ by H-3 VHF [missing word]

[Underlined] Further backing up [/underlined] – SABS on Mk XIV

[Boxed] W [/boxed] flares may be used to [deleted] cont [/deleted] indicate target if initial illumination not effective.

A/C Not to bomb before H hour unless ordered to do so.

[Underlined] Orbit [/underlined] – left

Bomb marker – risk of damage to allies.

A/B Not to release unless accurate bombing run. (Loose sticks)

Vectoring.

[Table of aircraft and instructions]

[Calculations]

[Boxed] A/B – 1810
Spec – 1825
Main – 1905 [/boxed]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 9 August 1944 - Chatellerault ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 2, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7588.

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