Bomb aimers briefing 26 July 1944 - Givors

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 26 July 1944 - Givors

Description

Shows three bomb loads for operation. Details distributor, preselection and false target heights and other information. Includes weights, times, Window and bombing heights. On the reverse marking and bombing details. Includes H + times for squadron aircraft and lists aircraft letters with wave and height

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-26

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10538, SChattertonJ159568v10539

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

GIVORS 26/27-7-44.

DATE 26-7-44

“44” 619”J” 619”P”

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of Petrol T.V. and weights]

[Table of preselect]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF 2055 E.T.R. 0523 ZERO. 0155.

WINDOWS. 30PKGS old type. 2 per [indecipherable]: coast to coast. Rate G/20mls. EFFORT. 170.

TIME TO TARGET. 4.20/ TARGET A.U.W. 59000lbs TARGET HEIGHT. 380

TARGET GROUND SPEED. 240

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 6-8000 (both Δ)

[Deleted] 3 Waves [/deleted]

COLOUR FILM: FSP J(619)

PRESET W S & D.

NORTH – A- Red.

SOUTH – B – Green.

[Page break]

[Underlined] Bombing W S & D [/underlined] will be b’cast as soon as poss. after H – 5

Datum Pt. marking

Direct marking of both Aiming Points with differently coloured long-burning TI’s. and a common flare force. 12h – H-10/. Onwards.

[Handwritten table of bombing tracks, points, attack instructions and indicators]

TI’s backed up at discretion of controller with same colour.

If initial marker inaccurate – cancel with yellow TI’s

Wanganui for further illumination.

[Underlined] Winds [/underlined] H-2.

[Table of aircraft waves, heights and orbits]

Yellow long burning T.I. at [underlined] Posn. “F” [/underlined]

Photo flashes to burst 3000’ above the target.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 26 July 1944 - Givors,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 16, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7623.

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