Bombing safety precautions

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Title

Bombing safety precautions

Description

Due to proximity of own troops 200 yards from target, strict bombing rules for master bomber, crews and captains. Bombs not to be dropped after 22:45 hours and concludes with strict navigation instructions.

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Format

Two page handwritten document

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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SChattertonJ159568v10561, SChattertonJ159568v10562

Transcription

[underlined] SAFETY PRECAUTIONS [/underlined]

A) THE MASTER BOMBER IS ON NO ACCOUNT TO PUT THE PRIMARY (VECTOR) PLAN INTO EFFECT UNLESS HE IS ABSOLUTELY SATISFIED THAT THE MARKING POINT HAS BEEN MARKED ACCURATELY.

B) CREWS ARE ON NO ACCOUNT TO RELEASE THEIR BOMBS UNLESS THEY POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED [sic] THE MARKING

C) CAPTAINS ARE NOT TO BOMB UNLESS THEY ARE SATISFIED THEY HAVE MADE A STEADY AND ACCURATE BOMBING RUN.

D) UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES ARE BOMBS TO BE DROPPED AFTER 2245 HRS.

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E) ALL A/C [aircraft] ARE TO HOME DOWN “C” LATTICE LINE 38.60.
THE MASTER SWITCH IS NOT TO BE SWITCHED ON UNTILL GEE RHIEMS [sic]
B 3.445 C 38.60.

THIS IS APPROX. 60 SECS BEFORE BOMBING.

SWITCH OFF [underlined] IMMEDIATELY [/underlined] AFTER BOMBS [deleted] ING [/deleted] HAVE GONE.

OWN TROOPS 2000 X FROM [delta symbol].

Citation

“Bombing safety precautions,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 21, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7638.

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