Bomb aimers briefing 22 March 1944 - Frankfurt

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 22 March 1944 - Frankfurt

Description

Shops two bomb loads for operation for four and remaining aircraft. Details preselection false height and delay settings (the last two struck through) and other information. Includes timings, Window, effort level, route, wave aircraft allocations. Directs Newhaven marking with [w] as emergency. Pathfinder marking and other instructions. Mentions Mosquito spoof attack on Hanover and spoof fighter flares to north of Hanover. On the reverse short notes.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-22

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10675, SChattertonJ159568v10676

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] FRANKFURT [/underlined]

22-3-44.

Z.Q.H.Y. REST 1650 GALLONS.

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of bomb preselection]

[Table of heights]

TIME OFF 1900 approx ZERO HOUR 2150 TIME TO TARGET 2 1/2 hrs

E.T.R. 0045. TARGET A.U.W.

WINDOWS C.D.C. NICKELS 1 PKT?

EFFORT 800 – 170 HX III’S V Group 214.

[Underlined] ROUTE [/underlined] Base – A 5405 x 0400 – B 5220 x 0845 – Target – C 4948 x 0830

D 4945 x 0710 - E 5105 x 0240 – Base.

WAVE 1 X [deleted] K [/deleted] D.

2 K.S.

3 O.C.B

4 J.U.

5 RTA

Supporters Z QHY.

Newhaven with [boxed] W [/boxed] as emergency. P.F.F. open at Z-5 sticks flares & Green T.I. in target area. A.P. then marked large salvos mixed Red & Green T.I. and kept marked with Red T.I. [Boxed] W [/boxed] – flares Red/Yellow. Main force early in attack to aim at red & green TI’s if visible, otherwise at centre of all T.I. Red. (avoiding decoy reds). [Boxed] W [/boxed] – 190m.

Mosquitoes spoof attack on Hanover with TI. Spoof fighter flares to North of Hanover along route to Berlin.

[Page break]

10

7000

Line overlap K

No relays in K & J.

Colour film NIL.

Use only the ON/OFF Switch

Night Q.Y. if scrubbed 6 flash.

Airborne 0930 H.L.B 3A/C Q. Y & S

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 22 March 1944 - Frankfurt,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 10, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7793.

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