Bomb aimers briefing 27 June 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 27 June 1944

Description

Annotated 'Marquis' at top in red. Shows two bomb loads for eight and seven aircraft respectively. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as other information. Includes timings, weights, route, marking method and some bombing instructions. On the reverse wave timing and aircraft allocation as well as list of aircraft letters with corresponding heights. Shows lists of aircraft with bomb delays of 72 and 6 hours.

Date

1944-06-27

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Contributor

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10604, SChattertonJ159568v10605

Transcription

[Underlined] Main [/underlined] 2045

[Underlined] MARQUIS [/underlined]

[Underlined] Colour Film A.U. [/underlined]

DATE 27-6-44

MFTYHKLS BEGZWUA

[Table of bomb loads]

Petrol 1400 GALLS

Distrib. 15 x - .15

[Table of bomb weights]

[Table of preselection]

[Table of aircraft heights and false heights]

TIME OFF E.T.R. ZERO. 0050

WINDOWS. NIL NICKELS. - EFFORT. 84 L

TIME TO TARGET. 1.30. (40) TARGET A.U.W. 61,500 APPROX. TARGET HEIGHT. 300’

G/S 200 – Δ

EFFORT. Δ = 5051 X 0145.

ROUTE - Base – Bradwell Bay (K) – N. Foreland (L) - Δ

5048 – 0148E (M) – 5103N x 0210(2) (O) - Orfordness – Base.

METHOD.

CONTROL – W/T

16-19,000 FT

Long Burning low bursting Red TI’s H-3 Mosquitoes

No visual cancellation of markers.

[Underlined] Heading [/underlined] within 10° of Track to Δ. - 160° Track.

[Underlined] WINDS [/underlined] – As soon as poss. after H-6. – Corrected. & Passed on W/T

If solid cloud drop on GEE.

Try & find markers thro’ cloud or if nothing seen on first round do one orbit to Starboard. Bomb markers or glow.

- MARKING - Oboe.

[Page break]

[Table of aircraft waves and times]

E 18500
L 17500
B – 18500
H 19000
K 17500
G 17500
F 18000
A 17000
Z 16000
Y 16500
T 16000
U 17500
W 18000
S 18000
M 16500

[Underlined] Long Delays [/underlined]

72 HOUR FBGYHK

6 HOUR ZWUETLSMA

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 27 June 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 27, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7711.

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