Bomb aimers briefing 7 August 1944 - Caen

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 7 August 1944 - Caen

Description

Shows two bomb loads for nine and seven aircraft respectively. Bomb loads include AMN59 and AMN65. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as timing, bombing height and other details. On the reverse master bomber direction and aiming point to be marked by artillery from H-5. Pathfinders then drop ground target indicators. Details other instructions including group effort levels. At the bottom a list of aircraft letters and heights.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-07

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10502, SChattertonJ159568v10503

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

CAEN

DATE 7-8-44

T.Q.O.P.K.B.A.U.S. / Z.L.F.M.J.H.V.

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1500

DISTRIBUTOR 50 YDS.

T.V. 1600 1385

BOMB WEIGHT 13,080. 13,080.

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 65,080.

[Table of preselect]

[Calculations]

[Table of aircraft heights]

[Calculations]

TIME OFF 2120 ZERO. 2320 H+3 – H+6.

WINDOWS. NIL NICKELS. NIL. EFFORT. 200 Lancs

TIME TO TARGET. 1 1/2 . TARGET A.U.W. 62,000 TARGET HEIGHT 200

TARGET POSITION. 4906N 0016W

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 6000 - [deleted] 10,000’ [/deleted] 9000’ BOMBING HEADING. 178.

COLOUR FILM: T.P M J. U. V [deleted] S [/deleted] G.Z.

No orbiting

[Boxed] K – New sighting lead 5.02 [/boxed]

[Page break]

[Underlined] Method [/underlined] Groundmarking controlled by a master bomber.

Exact A.PT will be marked by Artillery from H – 5 with coloured star shells. but these are not to be bombed by the main force until ordered by the master or they will be obscured by smoke.

PFF will then drop large salvoes of bright ground bursting TI’s on the A.PT using the same colour as the star shells but providing a more permanent mark.

[Underlined] Colours Red [/underlined]

[Underlined] Mosq. [/underlined] Yellow TI’s to port (900 yds) [underlined] as a guide only. [/underlined] These are not to be bombed

A.P.ts. very close to our own troops. Must not release bombs unless fully satisfied [inserted] that A.PT fully identified [/inserted] otherwise bombs MUST be brought back

[Underlined] Bombing Wind [/underlined] preset – issued before take off.

Callsign – Portland. Deputy Portland II

Main Force – Weightlift.

Abandon – Cauliflower.

[Table of aircraft waves, heights and TI colours]

[Boxed] CAEN [/boxed]

If Bomb not dropped

[Underlined] Jettison at least. [/underlined]

[Calculations]

[Boxed] Nav. 1800 [/boxed]

[Boxed] Spec 18.45

Main 1915

T.O. 2120 [/boxed]

Switches:-

F – Fusing

K – Sighting lead light weak.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 7 August 1944 - Caen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 8, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7593.

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