Bomb aimers briefing 1 March 1944 - Stuttgart

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 1 March 1944 - Stuttgart

Description

Annotated 'Stuttgart, MINOL YLXZTU'. Shows three bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Includes weights, Window, effort level and marking method. Mentions Pathfinders, route marking and includes bombing instructions. On the reverse mentions spoof attack on Munich and details route.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-01

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10724, SChattertonJ159568v10725

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] STUTTGART [/underlined]

[Underlined] MINOL YLXZTU [/underlined]

DATE. 1-3-44

[Underlined] LOAD I LOAD II [/underlined]

LUP(KG)SRJ YMCDOXT H.Z.

[Table of Bombs and Station for Load I and Load II]

[Table of preselection]

[Table of Aircraft Height, Time Intervals and E.M.S.]

LUP etc YMC etc LUP etc YMC etc HZ

Petrol. 1950 Time Off. Target Wt. 807

Q.F.F. Windows. CDC Stack at Posn D.Nickels. [underlined] NIL [/underlined]

ZERO. 0300 Take Off. 1115 approx [deleted] retr [/deleted] E.T.R.eturn 0630.

Target. WT 58,000lbs. Effort. 672 – 164xx

Method: Mixed Paramatta & Wanganui.

Supporters to PFF attack with HE at zero minus 2 precisely. Bomb any markers visible, on H2S, usually on a DR. Window/bundle every 10 secs. on the bombing run.

Routemarkers Flares red steady at Posn P (4810N-0400E) outward

PFF will open attack at Z-2 with with [deleted] Z [/deleted] [inserted] T [/inserted] green. Aiming PT then marked with TI Red. In addition flares Green/red stars will mark release point throughout the attack.

Main force not to attack before zero. Aim at centre of TI red otherwise centre of flares green/red stars Help [indecipherable] Zero wind Spool Routemarkers Flares red steady [indecipherable] fighter [indecipherable]

[page break]

There will be a spoof attack on Munich at app. 0300 hrs.
With Red & Yellow TI & bombs.
A B C D
[underlined] Route. [/underlined] Base. Reading – Beachy Hd. 4950 -0030 4810 – 0130
E F G
4810 – 0400 4825 0740 Target 4850 – 0730
H J
4825 – 0930 – F – 5020 – 0135 – Beachy Head – Rdg. Base.

All a/c drop 1 x 150 x 4
Hayes & Charlesworth C – [deleted] R [/deleted] S drop 1 x 12 x 30additional

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 1 March 1944 - Stuttgart,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 31, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7868.

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