Bomb aimers briefing 16 March 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 16 March 1944

Description

Shows several bomb loads for operation. Details preselection and false height settings and other information. Includes weights, Window, timings, route and marking method. Mentions Pathfinders and notes bombing instructions. Page is struck through and annotated 'Cancelled' in large red letters. On the reverse short notes.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-16

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

SChattertonJ159568v10697, SChattertonJ159568v10698

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

MAIN

1715

MINOLS – Z,K,D,T,R.

DATE 16-3-44

[Underlined] LOAD I. LOAD II. [/underlined]

Z K C D T L.R X P Q A H B S & O

2100 GALLS

[Diagonally across the page] SCRUBBED

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of Preselection]

[Table of aircraft height]

Petrol. 2100 Time Off. [deleted] 17 [/deleted] 1945 Target Ht. 1770.

Q.F.F. Windows. 28 PKTS. Nickels. NIL.

ZERO. 2315 Take Off. E.T.R.

3 1/2 hrs. Target. A.U.W. Effort. 545 V Group 176.

Decoys.

Method:-

Base – 5200 – 0240 E – 5020 x 0410 – 4828 x 0740
4840 x 1052 – TARGET – 4758 x 1150 – 4740 x 1130
4820 x 0100 – 4918 x 0010W – Selsey Bill – Reading – Base.

Newhaven with [circled] W [/circled] as emergency.

PFF will open Sticks flares & T I green in target area.

A.P. then marked large salvoes mixed TI green & red & will be kept marked with TI Red. If cloud obscures TI’s release point marked flares RED/YELLOW stars. Main force who arrive early aim at mixed Red & Green TI. if visible, otherwise at

[Page break]

centre of Reds. [Boxed] W [/boxed] – Red/Yellow Hdg. 140°M.

No incendiaries to be dropped before zero hour.

Mosquitoes will drop Green Flares at Stuttgart.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 16 March 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 22, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7810.

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