Bomb aimers briefing 15 March 1944 - Stuttgart

SChattertonJ159568v10699.jpg
SChattertonJ159568v10700.jpg

Title

Bomb aimers briefing 15 March 1944 - Stuttgart

Description

Shows a number of bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Includes weights, Window, effort level, route, marking method. Pathfinders, and bombing instructions. On the reverse more bombing instructions, Mosquito spoof raid on Munich.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-15

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

This content is available under a CC BY-NC 4.0 International license (Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0). It has been published ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre. For more information, visit https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ and https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/legal.

Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10699, SChattertonJ159568v10700

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] STUTTGART [/underlined]

MINOLS IN C & L

DATE 15-3-44

SUPPORTERS L. Z C X O M XPQSUA

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of T.V. and weights]

[Table of Preselection]

[Table of aircraft heights]

Petrol. 1950 Target Ht. 1000’

Windows. CDC (30mls) Nickels. 8 A/C.

ZERO. 2310

[Underlined] Target. AUW [/underlined] 4hrs. Effort. V GP. 205. – 817 TOTAL.

Method:-

BASE – (A) Reading – B Selsey Bill. – C 4918 – 0005W D 4810 – 0130E
E 4755 – 0900 TARGET. F 4903 – 0915 G 4825 – 0740 H 4905 -0325
J 5000 – 0115 B. A. Base.

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

PFF open at Z-5 (2305) with sticks of white flares & of mixed T.I green in Δ area.

Aiming Point then marked large salvoes mixed red & green T.I’s. & will be kept marked with RED TIs.

If cloud obscures TI’s then release point will be marked throughout with flares, GREEN/RED stars. Main force A/C who arrive early in the

[Page break]

attack to aim at the large salvoes of red & green TI’s but overshoot by 2 seconds to allow for error in visual estimation of the centre. If cloud obscures TI’s aim at flares GREEN/RED stars on exact heading of 010M

No incendiaries before zero hour.

[Underlined] Mosq. [/underlined] make spoof attack on Munich & will drop spoof route markers T.I. Green at “P” 4745N – 0920E.

[Underlined] Colour Film [/underlined] S.Y.P.

[Underlined] Relays [/underlined] C.D.L.M.O.P.Q.S.X.Y.Z.

[Underlined] Line Overlap [/underlined] U (Gillard)

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 15 March 1944 - Stuttgart,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 21, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7811.

Item Relations

Item: Operations order 15 March 1944 dcterms:relation This Item
Item: Weight table for squadron aircraft 15 March 1944 - Stuttgart dcterms:relation This Item
Can you help improve this description?