Bomb aimers briefing 2 August 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 2 August 1944

Description

Shows three bomb loads for four, four and three aircraft respectively. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as Window and time to target. On the reverse marking plan and bombing instructions. List aircraft letters with heights.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-02

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10516, SChattertonJ159568v10517

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

PUA

DATE 2-8-44

12hr. (12hr)

OKQH FZBT PUA XGJ (6hr)

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 1400

DISTRIBUTOR 15 YDS.

T.V. 1600 1600 1600

BOMB WEIGHT [Deleted] 6 13,580 [/deleted] 13,520

[Table of Weights and Preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 1130 E.T.R. 1610. ZERO. 1400 H+1.

WINDOWS. 15 bundles. [missing word] G from PT. D. NICKELS. NIL

TIME TO TARGET. 2hrs. TARGET A.U.W. 62,000lbs. TARGET HEIGHT. [deleted] 70FT. [/deleted] 250FT

[Calculations]

[Page break]

Z3247

Red TI. cascading from 5000’ – burning 7 minutes. H-4, 3 & 2.

Crews are to aim visually if possible, using the Oboe markers as a guide on the run in. Failing visual identification bombs are to be aimed at the marker if these can be seen. All A/B’s to carry a photo of the target.

No orbitting [sic] at the Δ.

Bombing wind H-5

S/C over Coningsby 9-12000’.

Leading A/C will fire verrys at 10 min. intervals to English Coast & Posn B.

Arrive H+1.

[Table of aircraft heights]

[Boxed] Miss as good as a mile [/boxed]

[Boxed] Jettisoning [/boxed]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 2 August 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 19, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7606.

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