Bomb aimers briefing 6 March 1943

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 6 March 1943

Description

Shows two bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, time interval and false height settings. Includes weights, Window, times, marking method and bombing instructions. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large letters. On the reverse route and more bombing instructions.

Date

1943-03-06

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

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

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10709, SChattertonJ159568v10710

Transcription


[Diagonally across page] SCRUBBED

DATE 6-3-43.

LOAD I LOAD II

H2S

BYT ZRPH.

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of Preselection for bombs]

[Table of heights] B.Y.T. H2S ZRPH.

Petrol. 2154 Time Off. 1800 HRS Target Ht. 40’ 15,000’

Q.F.F. Windows. Nickels. NIL

ZERO. 2325 Take [deleted] Off. [/deleted] [inserted OUT [/inserted] 5 1/4 hrs. E.T.R.

Target AUW 57,000 lbs. Effort.

Decoys. Temperatures Target W/V.

Method:- Newhaven Ground Marking with Wanganui sky marking if cloudy.

[Underlined] Routemarkers [/underlined] 1 Flare Red Posn “P” 5450N 1820E Outwardbound.

Pathfinders open Z-5 with sticks of flares & with Green TI in area.

Aiming Point then marked large salvoes mixed Red & Green TI & kept marked with Red TI.

In addition kept marked throughout with bundles flares green

[Page break]

[Underlined] Route. [/underlined] Base – 5500 0600 – 5515 0830 – 5520 1500 – 5433 2005 – TARGET – 5508 2030 – 5610 1300 - 5540 0800 – A – BASE

Main Force A/C aim at large salvoes of mixed Red & Green TI or if not visible at the centre of all TI Red.

[Symbol] Green/Red 055° M

Must Not drop incendiaries before zero hour.

[Underlined] Photography [/underlined]

Colour P.Y.

Line overlap H.

Relay. P. & Y.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 6 March 1943,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7825.

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