Bombing leaders instruction signal 22 April 1944

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Title

Bombing leaders instruction signal 22 April 1944

Description

Signal provides weapons settings for tonight. Details distributor, delay and TV settings for bomb sight. Details photo flash and camera settings. Provides specific settings for 52 Base, East Kirby Base and 617 Squadron. Concludes with instructions on wind settings for bomb sight.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-04-22

Contributor

Steve Baldwin
Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

One-page typewritten document

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10751

Transcription

30
B/Ldr
[date stamp]
[Inkstamp] IMMEDIATE

V

STAND BY FOR B/C.

V GPE NR OPS 6 O-P
T.W.[indecipherable letter].

FROM HQ NO 5 GROUP 221300B
TO ALL 5 GROUP STATIONS AND BASES.
SECRET QQX BT

2[indecipherable digit]/APRIL/44.

BOMBING LEADERS INSTRUCTIONS FOR TONIGHT.
32 – POINT DISTRIBUTION SETTING 0.25 SECS, TO OBTAIN A 50 YARDSCRATER SEPARATION.
THERE IS TO BE NO DELAY BETWEEN RELEASE OF H.E. AND CLUSTER BOMBS.
T.V. OF 1000FT/SEC TO BE SET ON MK XIV BOMBSIGHT.
PHOTO FLASHeS ARE TO BE FUZED TO EXPLODE. AT 9000FT AND CAMERA CONTROLS SET ACCORDINGLY. NO 53 BASE AND 106 SQUADRON ARE TO [indecipherable word] SO THAT THE H.E. BOMB IS THE FIRST BOMB IN THE STICK.
NO52 [indecipherable word], [deleted] x [/deleted] EAST KIRKBY BASE AND 617 SQUADRON ARE TO PRESELECT THE [indecipherable word] AS THE LAST BOMB IN THE STICK.
THE BROADCAST BOMBING WIND SPEED MUST BE CONVERTED TO [deleted] INDEXXXXX [deleted]
[deleted] XXX [deleted] INDICATE SPEED BEFORE BEING SET ON BOMB SIGHT

[indecipherable word and number]

[indecipherable word] 4TH LAST LINE NO 52 BASE, EAST KIRKBY BASE AND ETC

[indecipherable].F. AS

[indecipherable]G R 221308 PJ AR K

[signature]
DATE 22/4/44

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Bombing leaders instruction signal 22 April 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 18, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7908.

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