Bomb aimers briefing 21 March 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 21 March 1944

Description

Shows two bomb loads. Details preselection settings. Includes Window, timings, route, wave aircraft allocations, marking methods, pathfinders timings, and other instructions. Struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large red letters. On the reverse notes and radio instructions and call signs.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-21

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10680, SChattertonJ159568v10681

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

21-3-44

H.Q.Z. 2100 GALLS ALL A/C

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of Preselection]

[Table of A/C Height]

TIME OFF ZERO HOUR Bullseye 2147. 0030 TIME TO TARGET.

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

WINDOWS 25 PKT C D C 50mls NICKELS.

ROUTE. – Base – A. 5500N 0430E – B 5515 x 0830 C 5513 x 0940

D 5420 x 1222 – E 5306 x 1353 – Target – F 5040 x 1230 – G 5030 x 0720 – H 5020 x 0130 – Beachy Head – Reading – Base.

[Table of Aircraft Waves]

[Diagonally across page] SCRUBBED

[Underlined] Method. [/underlined] Newhaven [boxed] W [/boxed] as emergency if cloud obscures.

Pathfinders open Z-5 with sticks illuminating flares & Green TI. [Deleted] But [/deleted] in target area. [Underlined] A.P [/underlined] large salvoes mixed Red & Green TI kept marked Red T.I.

[Boxed] W [/boxed] Red/Yellow starts 220M.

Early arrivals to bomb centre of large salvoes mixed Red & Green TI. otherwise aim at centre of all T.I. Red. Avoid weaker or shorter burning

[Page break]

decap dropped by the enemy.

No incends. before zero.

All crews to listen out on darky frequency. near target area Mosquito & Lancaster acting as master bombers will broadcast comments & advice to all crews throughout the attack.

Callsigns – Mosquito - Pommy

Lancaster – Redskin.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 21 March 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 23, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7797.

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