Bomb aimers briefing 24 July 1944 - Stuttgart

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 24 July 1944 - Stuttgart

Description

Shows a single bomb load for operation. Details distributor and preselection settings and other information. Includes times route. bombing height and H+ times for squadron aircraft on wave four and wave 5. On the reverse mentions Newhaven, Parramatta and Emergency Wanganui marking, pathfinder marking, aiming orders and master bomber actions. Squadron aircraft letters are listed with wave and height. 619 Squadron aircraft letters are also listed with wave and height.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-24

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10544, SChattertonJ159568v10545

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] STUTTGART. [/underlined]

DATE 24-7-44

[Table of bomb loads]

PETROL 2150

DISTRIBUTOR 20 YDS -21

T.V. 1000

BOMB WEIGHT 8300

ALL UP. WEIGHT. 64, [deleted] 520 [/deleted] 900.

[Table of preselect]

TIME OFF 2130 E.T.R. [deleted] 0630. [/deleted] 0540 ZERO. 0145 TOT H - H+15.

WINDOWS. - NICKELS. - EFFORT. 400+100 V GP.

TIME TO TARGET. 3.40 TARGET HEIGHT. 740 FT.

Base – Reading A – 4900N – 0000. (B) – 4750N x 0130E (C).

4740N x 0400E (D) – 4830N x 0630E (E) – 4920N x 0800E (F) – Target. –

4840N x 0922E (G) – 4825N x 0915E (H) – 4750N x 0700E’ (J)

4805N x 0505E (K) – 4730N x 0335E (L) – 4750N x 0130E (C) – 4900 x 0000(B)

- Reading – Base.

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 16000-20,000’ BOMBING HEADING. 128°T

H+9-12 H+12-15.

COLOUR FILM: 44/- J.G.E.YVQSP. - / ADFKMQ.R.X.

[Boxed] ON OFF SWITCH [/boxed]

[Page break]

Newhaven with Parramatta & Emergency Wanganui.

2. Commence H – 6 sticks flares & Red TI’s. These are for PFF only. Main force ignore.

3. PFF A/C will mark exact APT. with [underlined] mixed salvoes of TI Red & Green. [/underlined] These will be backed up TI Green & after H+9 additionally with TI Red.

4. [Boxed] W [/boxed] Green/Yellow. Heading 133°M. RAS. 172 MPH.

5. Aiming Order:-

a/. Centre of mixed Red & Green TI’s.

b. Centre of Red TI’s

c. Centre of Green TI’s.

d. [Boxed] W [/boxed]

6. Master Bomber over target area throughout the attack to give aiming directions.

Callsign – MARLOW – address the Main Force as SAMSON.

[Table of aircraft waves and heights]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 24 July 1944 - Stuttgart,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 20, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7626.

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