Bomb aimers briefing 12 June 1944 - Caen

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 12 June 1944 - Caen

Description

Shows several bomb loads with some crossed out. Details preselector settings and other information. Includes timings, route and marking method. On the reverse bombing instructions, oboe marking and mentions 617 Squadron dropping 12000 pound bombs. At the bottom lists aircraft letters with heights and allocates aircraft to three waves.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-06-12

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10632, SChattertonJ159568v10633

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] CAEN [/underlined]

DATE 12-6-44 Colour Film. T & V.

A.L.B.GYXQSVO. H MJCTZ LJZYXQS VO T

[Table of bomb load]

[Boxed] 272/37 [/boxed]

T.V. 1580 1580 1600 1385

[Table of bomb weights]

[Table of preselection]

Relays 3 & 4 secs.

TIME OFF 2330 E.T.R. ZERO. 0215.

WINDOWS. NICKELS. NIL EFFORT. 100 L

TIME TO TARGET. 2 hours TARGET A.U.W. TARGET HEIGHT. 100

ROUTE – Base – A. Bridport – B 4940 x 0230W – C 4900 x 0110W
Δ – D 4907 x 0015 – C – B – A – Base.

METHOD. [Underlined] No Bombing after 0230 [/underlined]

3 A/C Flares across target. 15sec. int.

No further illumination unless called by [boxed] W [/boxed] or controller. [Underlined] Red/Green [/underlined]

2 R.S.F – Then assessed. H – 8?

[Underlined] Main Force marking [/underlined] R.S.F & Green TI’s.

Further marking by mixed TI’s. Red & Green.

W S & D – H-3 correct wind to set.

[Page break]

M.C ANM 65

LJZYXGSVO T

[Deleted] Mark [/deleted] A.P. is the meadow W of target.

Aim first bomb at markers.

Heading 090° T

Heights 7000 – 10000

A/S on Run - 175 Rectified.

Overshoot by 3 or 4 secs - ? Navigator time

Oboe starts H-5. Proximity markers. (due east of Δ marking due west).

H+2 – H+15 in three waves.

Right hand circuit.

Crater separation 10 yards. [Underlined] No line errors [/underlined]

617 dropping 12000 lb bombs. Safety ht. 4000 feet.

[Table of aircraft and waves]

Must not bomb before H+2 unless called in.

RT. WT. & VHF.

Jettison instructions.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 12 June 1944 - Caen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 11, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7746.

Item Relations

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