Bomb aimers briefing 18 July 1944 - Caen

SChattertonJ159568v10559.jpg
SChattertonJ159568v10560.jpg

Title

Bomb aimers briefing 18 July 1944 - Caen

Description

Shows two bomb loads for seven and eleven aircraft respectively. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings. Annotated 'AMN65, ANM 59'. Includes take of and time ion target as well as H= times for six waves. On the reverse notes that accurate bombing is required due to proximity of own troops. Covers marking plan, pathfinder and master bomber actions as well as bombing instructions. Notes fighter escort Spitfires. Lists aircraft letters and appropriate heights.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-18

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10559, SChattertonJ159568v10560

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

DATE 18-7-44 CAEN
YAZVSTJ FHKGHBUOREL

[Table of Bomb Loads & Preselect]

[Table of Aircraft Height]

BOMBING HEIGHTS. 6 – 10000 BOMBING HEADING.
H – H+2 H+2 – H+4 H+4 – H+6 +6 +8 +8 +10 +10 +12
[underlined] WAVE 1. WAVE 2. WAVE 3. WAVE 4. WAVE 5. [/underlined] WAVE 6.
KAO HB FZR, YVT GS. MUJ
[deleted] COLOUR FILM [/deleted]:

[underlined] RESET W S & D. [/underlined]
Find own bombing window & met wind will be issued.
If target obscured by smoke a timed run will be made from the docks.

[page break]

Aiming to close proximity of our own troops - [underlined] accurate bombing [/underlined]
If markers become obscured by smoke, crews are not to drop their bombs into the area of the smoke, but are to aim carefully at the southern edge of the main smoke concentration. Crews are not to release their bombs unless they can see the markers or positively identify the smoke concentration as being in the correct place.
PFF Master Bombers have been detailed to watch out for any markers falling away from the aiming points & will cancel[sic] such markers by R/T. code will be used for this.
Crews will not aim at markers which are obviously not on the AP.

[underlined] Bombs must not fall to West of Canal. [/underlined]

Fighter escort from Spitfires.

[underlined] Marking Pt. [/underlined] Low bursting red TI. ([indecipherable]). From H-5 to H-1.
Backed up – Yellow TI. Bursting at 4000’ leaving smoke trail. ([indecipherable]) cascade leaving smoke trails – guide to Red TI position.

[underlined] Camera Proceedure [/underlined] 

[underlined] prep Bombing Wind [/underlined]

[underlined] Heading. [/underlined] 1660 – 1760T

Y 6000’
F 6000’
H 8000’
K 8000’
G 8000
M 6000
A 9000’
Z 8000’
V 8000’
S 10,000’
U 8000’
O 10,000’

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 18 July 1944 - Caen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 24, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7637.

Item Relations

This item has no relations.

Can you help improve this description?