Bomb aimers briefing 28 July 1944 - Stuttgart

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 28 July 1944 - Stuttgart

Description

Shows three bomb loads for operation one with no aircraft annotated, the second annotated 'Main' and the third for seven aircraft . Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as timing, Window, route and that squadron aircraft were allocated to wave three and wave four. On the reverse mentions Newhaven marking, Pathfinders, marking plan, master bomber and bombing instructions. Mentions spoof attack on Frankfurt. List aircraft letters with associated heights.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-28

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10535, SChattertonJ159568v10536

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Boxed] STUTTGART. [/boxed]

DATE 28-7-44 [Underlined] NORMAL [/underlined]

[Deleted] T Q H S B G U [/deleted] MAIN. T Q H S B G U

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of Fuel and Weights]

[Table of preselect]

[Table of heights]

TIME OFF 2145 E.T.R. 0545 ZERO. 0145 [underlined] TOT [/underlined] 12 mins.

WINDOWS. 30 – TQHSBGO 23 PKGS – MAIN NICKELS. NIL EFFORT. 430.

TIME TO TARGET. 3.20 TARGET A.U.W. 60,000lbs TARGET HEIGHT. 740.

TARGET GROUND SPEED. 255

ROUTE : Base – Reading – 4948 x 0030E – 4820 x 0120E.
4813 x 0350 – 4850 x 0600 – 4900 x 0730E – 4854 x 0820E – Δ.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 16 – 18000’

[Table of bombing wave instructions]

COLOUR FILM: [Deleted] B [/deleted] G K T R

[Indecipherable] Y20

[Calculations]

[Page break]

1/. Newhaven / [boxed] W [/boxed]

2/. PFF open H-6 long sticks of illuminating flares, Red TI’s & [boxed] W [/boxed] flares Green/Yellow stars.

3/. If weather permits the exact APT will be marked mixed salvoes Green & Red TI’s.

4/. A.PT kept marked throughout with Green TI’s.

5/. In addition [boxed] W [/boxed] will be carried out throughout attack Green/Yellow stars

6/. Master Bomber throughout. Master callsign – BOXKITE.
Main Force TONNAGE.

7/. Following aiming order unless otherwise directed.
Centre of Mixed Red & Green TI’s.
Centre of Green TI’s
Centre of Red TI’s.
Centre of [boxed] W [/boxed] heading 112 M. – RAS – 165 or as near as poss.

8. Spoof attack. H-30 with Red & Green TI’s. on Frankfurt.

6GP & 1GP on Hamburg. (170)

[Table of aircraft and heights]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 28 July 1944 - Stuttgart,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 10, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7621.

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