Bomb aimers briefing 12/13 July 1944 - Culmont-Chalindrey

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 12/13 July 1944 - Culmont-Chalindrey

Description

Shows three bomb loads for ten, three and two aircraft respectively. Details distributor and preselection settings as well as weights, Window, timings and wave times. On the reverse flares and target marking plan, bombing instructions and alternative plan for attack on Tours marshalling yard.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-07-12

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10567, SChattertonJ159568v10568

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

CULMONT-CHALINDREY

DATE 12-13/7/44

FHGMLA J.K.B. Y.T.

U P Z Q

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of fuel and weights]

[Table of preselect]

TIME OFF 21.40 E.T.R. ZERO. 0150

WINDOWS. 9 indecipherable] S/L & ACK ACK NICKELS. EFFORT. 150L.

TARGET A.U.W. 58500 TARGET HEIGHT. 1000’

BOMBING TRACK 130°T

[Table of aircraft bombing waves]

344/27

[Page break]

[Underlined] FLARES [/underlined]

Marking 3 Waves H-10 -8 -6

Orbit L.H.

[Circled] [Deleted] East A/P. [/deleted] 2 Red Spot Fires [/circled] [underlined] OR [/underlined] 1 Long

OP [circled] [deleted] West A/P [/deleted] burning green [/circled] T.I. at H-10

Backing up NIL. Scrub Yellow

Aim first bomb at marker

Green T.I. [inserted] & R.S.F. [/inserted] will be assessed and if O.K. no more will be dropped

Otherwise Controller will give instructions and each A/P will have its own controller

Wind broadcast will be vectored and converted.

If more than 3/10 [inserted] Vis [/inserted] further marking will be done. If more than 8/10 alternative target will be attacked.

Bombing height band 5-8 thou

Do not bomb until it is quite O.K.

[Underlined] ALTERNATIVE TARGET. [/underlined] Been bombed about 1 hour before and may be some fires. Direct marking. Bomb on homing heading (Westerly) May also be diverted to this target before reaching Primary.

[Underlined] TRACK 260°T [/underlined] Marshalling Yards, TOURS

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 12/13 July 1944 - Culmont-Chalindrey ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7666.

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