Bomb aimers briefing 20 July 1944 - Courtrai

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 20 July 1944 - Courtrai

Description

Shows two bomb loads for operation, one for six aircraft the other for seven. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as Window, timing, bombing heights and wave H+ times for four waves. On the reverse Pathfinder marking, Mosquito marking, bombing instructions, spoof raid and other information. Lists aircraft letters with wave and height.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-20

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10552, SChattertonJ159568v10553

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

COURTRAI
DATE 20-7-44
G.O.L.
FTQSJY A.P.K.V.H.EZ
[Table of Bomb Loads and Preselect]
[Table of Aircraft Height]
BOMBING HEIGHT. 10’ – 14,000’ BOMBING HEADING.

H+1 – 3 H+3 – 5 H+5 – 7 H+7 - 9
[underlined] WAVE 1. WAVE 2. WAVE 3. WAVE 4. WAVE 5. [/underlined]

COLOUR FILM: V. [deleted]R[/deleted] P.T.S. [deleted]O[/deleted]K.G.J.L.

RESET W S & D.

[page break]

PFF Prelim. oboe TI. Red bombing 7 mins. Cascading from 4000’
H – 6 .H – 5. H – 4. (Point SW of [symbol] – may be
3 A/C flares H – 5. Dropping 9 – 6 & ? clusters flares.
3 Mosq. mark AP- long burning TI Green (1000lb) + 1 Mosq. with a 36 minute burner.
If correct will be backed up by similar TI’s Green.(5) by SABS
Yellow TI’s cancel
When main force come in they should see GREEN TI’s on AP & possibly Remains of Red TI’s down to the SW of [symbol]
Aim at MPI of all markers not cancelled or as directed by the controller.
All A/C to carry photo flashes.
[underlined] Spoof [/underlined] Flares & TI’s 25 mls East of B at H-7 to -10. {H-10 – H-9 6 Lancs – [undecipherable]}[sic] 4 Mosq. TI’s Spoof Controller on VHF.
[symbol] No a/c to bomb before H+1 unless ordered by controller.
Mosq. Cannot possibly work properly.
[underlined] Bombing Winds [/underlined] By H-5 for mean height.
Weather recce by H-30 (Mosquito).
Wave
F 1 13,000 [tick] x
H 2 11,000 x
G 3 11,000 x
E 2 13,000 x
A 3 12,000’ x
J 3 13,000’ x
L 1 11,000’ [tick] x
Y 1 10,000’ [tick] x
Z 1 12,000’ [tick] x
V 4 10,000’ x
P 4 11,000’ x
T 4 12,000’ x
Q 4 13,000’ x
S 3 14,000’ x
O 2 14,000’ x
K 2 12,000’ x

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 20 July 1944 - Courtrai,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 26, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7632.

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