Bomb aimers briefing 18 June 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 18 June 1944

Description

Shows two bomb loads for operation. Details distributor and preselection settings as well as other information. Includes Window, timings, route and marking method. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed 2230'. On the reverse more bombing instructions.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-18

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10615, SChattertonJ159568v10616

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Diagonal lines across page] SCRUBBED 2230

DATE 18-6-44

XZOQ

[Table of Bomb Loads and AUW]

Table of Preselection] Delay 3 secs

ZERO. 0110

WINDOWS. 17 PKGS. G Coast to Coast

NICKELS. NIL

EFFORT. 200L.

TIME TO TARGET. 1.37 TARGET HEIGHT. 60 FT.

EFFORT. References – 3 light flak on □

ROUTE – Base – A 5307N x 0445E – B 5238N x 0610E – Δ 5227 x 0559 1/2 E. C 5223 x 0555E – D 5248N x 0440E – Homing.

Track over Δ 210° G/S 229.

METHOD.

Illuminating force – H – 4 – H – 2 – H. Attack at H + 3

Attack at H + 3

Initial marking 2 RSF. [inserted] H – 5 above. [deleted] Prco [/deleted] Yellow TI’s [/inserted] Backed up further RSF & Green TI.

If more backing up necessary -controller or deputy & by backs up on SABS may be. RSF or Red Ti’s. finally. Yellow TI’s cancel any wide markers If further illumination red. [symbol] Red/Green

Corrected winds broadcast H -3.

RAS – 175. 3 second delay. Track 210° T. First bomb of stick at markers.

[Page break]

May be some cloud over target.

[Underlined] Orbit target. [/underlined] Left handed.

[Underlined] Bombing Height. [/underlined] 7000’ – 11 000’ Cross coast 9 – 11000.
Unless ordered down by controller minimum height 2,000FT

[Underlined] Waves [/underlined] 4 – 3 minute waves.

No a/c to bomb [underlined] before H+3 [/underlined] unless instructed by controller.

Target is a cross roads.

13 sticks on last raid were very wide, at least 600 x & up to 1000x.

Tank training unit.

Crater spacing 20 yds.

Colour Film – A – E.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 18 June 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7728.

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