Bomb aimers briefing 26 March 1944 - Essen

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 26 March 1944 - Essen

Description

Shows a single bomb load for operation. details preselection, false height and delay settings. Includes weights, timings, window, route, wave aircraft allocations and timings. Marking method includes Mosquito and other bombing instructions.

Date

1944-03-26

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One page handwritten form document partially filled in

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10668

Transcription

[Underlined] ESSEN [/underlined]

[Underlined] 26. [deleted] 5 [/deleted] 3.44 [/underlined]

1400 GALS.

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of bomb preselection]

[Table of false height settings]

TIME OFF [deleted] 2000 [/deleted] 1945 ZERO HOUR 2200 TIME TO TARGET 2.00

ETR TARGET AUW

WINDOWS 17 PKT – C.D.C. NICKELS 1 PKT. DUTCH.

EFFORT

[Underlined] ROUTE [/underlined] Base – A 5250 x 0330 – B 5237 x 0607 – Target.

C 5040 x 0740 – D 5020 x 0420 – E 5150 x 0255 – Base.

[Table of aircraft, waves and timings]

Musical Para. Mosq, mark A.P. with Red. T.I. every 3 minutes starting at Z-5
Other PFF. will keep A.P. marked with T.I. Green. Main force aim at centre of TI Red if visible, otherwise at centre of all T.I. Green. [Underlined] SPECIAL WARNING [/underlined] Sky marker flares Red/Green stars will be dropped 2 miles E. of A.P. to attract flak. Keep clear of these.

[Underlined] Warning 2 [/underlined] marking tonight is the precise short-range type, most important therefore to carry out accurately the instructions for heading, airspeed, bomb aiming etc.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 26 March 1944 - Essen,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 5, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7786.

Item Relations

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Item: Weight table for squadron aircraft 26 March 1944 dcterms:relation This Item