Bomb aimers briefing 22 February 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 22 February 1944

Description

Shows four bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Mentions MINOL filled and H2S. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large red letters. On the reverse two routes, marking methods and bombing instructions. Includes mention of route markers and spoof attack on Stuttgart and use of spoof fighter flares. Lists aircraft in two attacks.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-02-22

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

SChattertonJ159568v10746, SChattertonJ159568v10747

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

DATE 22-2-44 MINOL FILLED – [Deleted] [Underlined] S.K.F. [/deleted] F.L.S. [/underlined]

LOAD I LOAD ii

[Underlined] MAIN [deleted] +Z [/deleted] J& Y C.X.Q.T.D.M.O. Z& K.

[Table of Bomb loads]

[Table of Bombing Instructions]

[Inserted over document] SCRUBBED

[Page break]

(A) Base – A (Debden) – B (B. Hd) – C (5020N, 0135E) – D (4836N, 0836E) – E (5005N-0920E) – Target – C – B – F (Reading) – BASE.

(B) Base – F (Reading) – B (B. Hd) – C – D – E – Target, - G (5010N, 0740E) – H (4930N 0510E) – C – B – F – Base

[Underlined] Special Note [/underlined]

In target area J.Y. are to drop window @ rate 1 bundle every 10 secs, to attack z-2

Wind.

[Underlined] Method [/underlined] Newhaven 1st attack Paramata 2nd & Wang (both)

Green T1 A/P Red T1 Green T1/Red T1 Green/Red stars 285°M

[Underlined] Route Markers [/underlined]

Out red steady P4902N 0652E

Home red T1 off-track Q 5030N 0605E 1st attack
Red steady R 4945N 0602E 2nd attack

[Underlined] Spoof [/underlined] attack [deleted] Barbel [/deleted] Stuttgart

Fighter flares

1st 2nd

[Underlined] Zero [/underlined] 2245 0045

1st Attack K D Z C P G

2nd Attack F X Q R S H M T U Y L J

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 22 February 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 5, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7897.

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