Bomb aimers briefing 8 August 1944 - Mining in Gironde

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 8 August 1944 - Mining in Gironde

Description

Shows three bomb loads for seven, ten and five aircraft respectively. First load contains 1000 pound AMN59 bombs the second 1000 pound AMN65 and the third 1850 and 1500 pound parachute mines. Annotated 'Mining in Gironde'. Details distributor and preselection settings. Includes times, bombing heights and other details. Details instructions if returning with mines. Notes H2S run using heading and time. Notes 12 Stirlings in same area and 37 Mosquito special area.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-08

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

One page form document partially filled in

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10499

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] MINING GIRONDE [/underlined]

DATE 8-8-44

FAKGQTE LHMBJOZVPU FLHBZ

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of Petrol, Distributor, T.V., Bomb weight and A.U.W.]

[Table of preselect]

TIME OFF 0030 ZERO. 0400

WINDOWS. NIL NICKELS. NIL EFFORT. –

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 9500 approx.

Check re: mines brought back – hang-ups etc.

H2S run using bearing & distance from an H2S pinpoint.

12 Stirlings same area

37 Mosquitoes special area.

Particular care to jettison safe if necessary

Mines to be brought back if circumstances prevent correct lay.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 8 August 1944 - Mining in Gironde,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 18, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7590.

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