Bomb aimers briefing 14 July 1944 - Villeneuve

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 14 July 1944 - Villeneuve

Description

Shows four bomb loads for four, seven, two and two aircraft respectively. Details distributor and preselection settings and other information. Includes timing, window, weights, H+ times for waves one to three and notes on illumination. On the reverse Pathfinder marking and illuminating plan and bombing instructions. Lists aircraft letters with heights and has false height table at bottom right.

Date

1944-07-14

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10564, SChattertonJ159568v10565

Transcription

[Boxed] Delays – 6 & 12 hours. [/boxed]

DATE 14-7-44 VILLENEUVE.

QGL [deleted] M [/deleted] KFUSAH [deleted] V [/deleted] VY M [deleted] Y [/deleted]

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of Petrol and weights]

[Table of preselect]

TIME OFF 2159. E.T.R. 0430. ZERO 0130 1st wave H+5.

WINDOWS. 20 PKGS. NICKELS. – EFFORT. 100L

TIME TO TARGET. 3.20 TARGET A.U.W. 57,000 TARGET HEIGHT. 120 FT.

[Table of bombing waves]

COLOUR FILM: AFH.Q.U.V. Flash. A.S.K.LMG . Rest night film.

[Boxed] W [/boxed] further illumination.

6 mins before may change bombing heights.

[Page break]

No A/C to bomb before H+5 unless ordered by the controller.

Mosq. of PFF will drop Oboe TI Yellow on the A.P. at H-3 These will cascade from 4000’ & burn for 7 minutes.

The Δ will then be illuminated by flares, & the APt marked visually by 2 RSF or a 1000lb T.I. Red or Green. If wide at [sic] T.I. of the other colour will be dropped & the more accurate marker will be backed up by a mixture of TI’s Red & Green. Yellow TI’s will be used to cancel any wide markers.

Main force A/C are to aim the centre bomb of the stick at the MPI of all markers not cancelled, or as directed by the controller.

[Underlined] Bombing Winds [/underlined] 3 A/C from each base pass winds found to the controller by VHF by H-5.

Controller will b’cast WS&D as soon as poss. before H+5.

In addition V GHQ will issue a corrected WS&D before take off

this will be used if the controllers b’cast wind is not received.

All A/C to carry night cameras, but 50% of the A/C will not carry photo flashes.

50% A/C to carry colour film.

[Underlined] Bombing Heading on track – False Heights. [/underlined]

[Table of aircraft heights]

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 14 July 1944 - Villeneuve,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7641.

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