Bombing Leader Instruction Signal

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Title

Bombing Leader Instruction Signal

Description

Includes 32 point distributor settings and bombing instructions. 4 Lb incendiary v false height load setting. Photo flash settings.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-04-24

Contributor

Claire Monk

Rights

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Format

One-page typewritten document

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10095

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[deleted] Ops [/deleted] B/Ldr
[date stamp]
STAND BY FOR B/CAST.£
WAD CON EKB SCM SWI SYE V PGPE NR OPS 4 OP
FROM HQ 5 GROUP 241130B
TO ALL 5 GROUP STATIONS AND BASES
SECRET QQX BT

[INSERTED] 21 27 31 35 17000 [/INSERTED]

24 APRIL 1944 SECRET.
[underlined] BOMB LEADER INSTRUCTIONS. [underlined]
32 POINT DISTRIBUTOR SETTING FRO ALL LOADS IS TO BE 0.25 SECOND TO [deleted]OXXX [/deleted] OBTAIN CRATER SEPARATION OF 50 YARDS. ALL LOADS TO BE AIMED AS STICKS WITH NO DELAYS. 4LB INCENDIARY LOAD V FALSE HT SETTING TO BE CALCUATED MAKING ALLOWANCE FOR AIMING A 420 T.V. LOAD WITH T.V. SETTING OF 1000 FT/SEC.
PHOTO FLASHES TO BE FUSEX TO EXPLODE AT 9000FT. AND CAMERA CONTROLS SET ACCORDINGLY.

[inserted] 16000’ VIUPJHG [/inserted]

BT 241130b
J.F.AS

SCM K WITH R R>>
R1138 GS AR
[inserted] U – 20,000 E – 15,000 [/inserted]
[inserted] Op Int 24/4/44. GB [/inserted]

Citation

Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “Bombing Leader Instruction Signal,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7165.

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