Bomb aimers briefing

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing

Description

Shows four bomb loads for the squadron with two for one aircraft each and the other two for eight and six aircraft. Includes preselection settings, weights, timings, method. On the reverse bombing notes including target marking continued.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sided handwritten document

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10096, SChattertonJ159568v10097

Transcription

“T” “P” UELJXGQD KYVRMH

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of bomb weights and all up weights]

[Table of Preselection]

PETROL. 2154 TIME OFF 1950. TARGET HT. 1770’

WINDOW 31. C.D.C. G OVER TARGET. NICKLES. 1 PKT. 5 HOURS.

ZERO HR 0115 1ST WAVE – ZERO. 2ND WAVE Z+12.

EFFORT 187 + 65 MARKERS.

[Underlined] METHOD:- [/underlined] Bombing wind broadcast at Z-15.

Route Markers TI. Red, cascading from 10,000’ will be dropped at Posn F 4615N 0932E. This will be a marshalling point from which A/C [underlined] not [/underlined] set course before a time which will be detailed later. In addition route markers TI Red burning for 7 minutes & cascading from 10,000’ will be dropped at Posn. “E”. (Lake Annecy)

The [underlined] Datum Point [/underlined] will be marked with Yellow TI. cascading from 10,000’. This marking will be maintained from Z-5 to Z+10.

On arrival at the datum point a/c fly on [deleted] following [/deleted] tracks.

[Page break]

Method will be visual marking with emergency blind marking. Target will be illuminated by a flare force & marked visually with Red spot fires. These will be backed up immediately with further Red Spots & same green TI which will cascade from 3,000’. These green TI will indicate the posn. of the Red spots if these latter are not visible in the early stages of the bombing run.

If cloud prevents visual marking, the Aiming Pt. will be marked blindly with TI. Green. There will be no [boxed] W [/boxed] marking. Main Force A/C are to bomb in accordance with instructions received by the controller.

Spoof attack on [space] by 6 A/C using TI & bombs.

Wave 1. – All A/C carrying A load. KYVRMH.
Wave 2. All A/C carrying B & C loads.

32 Point Distributor setting for all loads to be 0.25 second to obtain crater separation of 50 yds. All loads to be aimed as sticks with no delays. 416 incend. load False Ht. setting to be calculated using allowance for aiming a 420 TV. load with TV. Setting of 1000/sec. Photo flashes to be fuzed to explode at 9000 ft. & camera controls set accordingly.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7166.

Item Relations

Item: Operations order 24 April 1944 dcterms:relation This Item
Item: Weight table for all squadron aircraft 24 April 1944 dcterms:relation This Item
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