Bomb aimers briefing 31 May 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 31 May 1944

Description

Indicates single bomb load for squadron with pre-selection settings. Includes timings, route, method and on the reverse handwritten target marking notes. Notes that Pathfinder Mosquito will drop preliminary and other markers. Annotated 'Maisy/Recalled'.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-05-31

Contributor

Claire Monk

Rights

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Format

Two sides of single sheet form document filled in.

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10035, SChattertonJ159568v10036

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[inserted] MAISY RECALLED[/inserted]

31-5-44

[Table of Bomb Loads)

[Table of Bombing Instructions]

[Preselection Table]

[Aircraft Height Table]

ROUTE- Base – Selag Bill – Target – 4920 x0105W – 4920 x0150W
5000 x 0248W – 5042 x 0245W E – Base.
△ = 4923W 0103W HDG 218° – 238 ° T

METHOD. Maintenance A/C to arrive at 0055 & [underlined] not to bomb before [/underlined] H + S
Unless ordered to by the controller.
PFF Mosq Drop prelim marker T I yellow (burning [inserted] 5000 [/inserted] 3 mins) at [inserted] above [/inserted] at H-8 target illuminated by flares & AP. Marked by 2 Red spotfires

[Page Break]

Dropped by Mosq. Backed up by 2 further RSF.
Green TI’s to accentuate correct.
[underlined] yellow cancel [/underlined]
If further illumination reqd. W green/red will be dropped and must be ignored by main force.
Winds at 6000’ Passed to controller at H-8 – Corrected & Vectored H-5
False wind set by base
A/C levels at Photo Flash lights

Bombing Wind – 213/41
Heading –
15 yards -15 on .075 on 32 ways
TD.025

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 31 May 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7123.

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