Bomb aimers briefing 18 March 1944 - Frankfurt



Bomb aimers briefing 18 March 1944 - Frankfurt


Annotated at the top 'Minols, OK'. Shows three bomb loads for operation. Details preselection and other settings for bombs. Includes weights, timings, Window, effort level, route, waves , marking method and bombing instructions. Annotated 'Frankfurt' in large green letters. On the reverse more bombing instructions and action if cloud obscures. Mosquito attacking airfield north of target.



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


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DATE 18-3-44

[Diagonally across page] FRANKFURT

[Underlined] LOAD I LOAD II [/underlined]

S. O F.L. R

[Table of bomb loads]

S. O.

[Table of Bomb Preselection]

K H C J D etc.

[Table of Bombing Heights and Intervals]

Petrol. 1600 Time Off. 1922 Target Height 310 FEET

Q.F.F. Windows. 21 BUNDLES. Nickels. 1 PKT.

ZERO. 2200 Take Off. E.T.R.

Target. 2 hrs 10 Effort. 817 – V GP 205 -207 HX.

Method:- [Underlined] Route [/underlined] Base – A 5130 x 0200E. – B 5105 x 0240 – C 5018 x 0540

D 5040 x 0800 – E 5035 x 0840 TARGET – F 4948 x 0845 – G 4948 x 0710 – B – A – Base

Newhaven with [boxed] W as emergency.

Prelim. Warning. Flares green steady at R 5035 x 0840E {all A/C should fly around these flares. Dropped in order to approach target on correct track

Pathfinders open the attack at Z-5 with sticks of illuminating flares and with Green TI. The A.P will then be marked with [deleted flares [underlined] Red with Yellow [/deleted] stars [/underlined] large salvoes mixed TI. Green & Red & kept marked with T.I. Red.

[Page break]

Main Force A/C arriving early in attack should aim their bomb at the large salvoes of mixed Red & Green TI. if visible – otherwise aim at centre of all TI. Red. Crews to be specially warned to avoid the Decoy Red T [missing letters] which are weaker & burn for a shorter time than genuine T.I.

If [underlined] cloud obscures [/underlined] Aim at Red/Yellow stars heading 190 M.

No incends. before zero hour.

Mosquitoes are attacking airfields & that TI. will be dropped at:-

Red T.I. Posn. P – 5048N 0512E
Green T.I. Posn. Q – 50.15N 0440E

Relays in all A/C except F. K & J.
Line Overlap in K.
Colour film – NIL.
Check all Red Plugs.
Pegs only in Q & R.


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