Bomb aimers briefing 3 August 1944 Joessy St Maxmin [sic]

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 3 August 1944 Joessy St Maxmin [sic]
Bomb aimers briefing 3 August 1944 Trossy St Maximin

Description

Shows one bomb load for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Includes weights, Window and bombing heights. On the reverse; the marking plan, form up over Conningsby, formations, bomber controller position and call signs. List aircraft letter and corresponding height.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-03

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10512, SChattertonJ159568v10513

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Boxed] JOESSY ST MAXMIN [/boxed]

DATE 3-8-44

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1400

DISTRIBUTOR 15 YDS

BOMB WEIGHT 13080

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 64,510.

[Table of preselect]

[Table of aircraft height and false heights]

TIME OFF 1130 E.T.R. 1645 ZERO 1430. H+3.

WINDOWS. 15 PKGS. Drop at Rate G in Δ area if engaged by flak. NICKELS. NIL

TARGET A.U.W. 62,000 TARGET HEIGHT 250FT.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 15-18,000’

[Page break]

[Boxed SAFE [/boxed]

[Underlined] Marking Point[/underlined] Oboe Red TI. cascading from 5000’ for 7 minutes. H-4, H-3, H-2.

Use Oboe only as a guide on run in.

Bomb visually or on markers if visual bombing not possible.

S/C 9, - 12,000’ over Coningsby.

2 V’s of 3 A/C one at top height & one at bottom. White Fins and vertical black stripes.

[Underlined] NB [/underlined] Controller is in Lanc flying astern of bottom vic with fins marked with a white cross. 54 Base firing Red vereys every 10 mins from base to English coast.

If markers become obscured by smoke crews are not to drop their bombs blindly into the smoke but are to aim carefully at the upwind edge of the main smoke concentration.

Controllers callsign – HOOKY

Cease Bombing. [Underlined] BISCUIT BOX [/underlined]

Bombing wind by H -5.

Bombing heading on track.

[Underlined] No orbitting. [/underlined]

[Table of individual aircraft heights]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 3 August 1944 Joessy St Maxmin [sic] ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7603.

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