Bomb aimers briefing 16 February 1944



Bomb aimers briefing 16 February 1944


Indicates three bomb loads for operation. Details weights, preselection and time interval settings, timings and Window. Covers route and target marking and methods, pathfinder details and bombing instructions. Page is struck through with red lines and annotated cancelled. On the reverse, main force bombing instructions and spoof details.



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Tow sides form document partially filled in front and handwritten on the reverse


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DATE 16-2-44.

[Diagonally through this page] Scrubbed 1500

[Deleted] 150galls [/deleted] +H2S + Spare Bod.

Main F & J X. Z

[Table of bomb loads]

[Deleted] Petrol 2000=14,400. Petrol 2154=14,760 [Boxed] FULL TANKS [/boxed]

[Table of Bomb Weights and All Up Weights]

[Table of Preselection]

[Table of aircraft heights]

Petrol. 2000 / F & J

Windows. C D-50mls C

ZERO. 2125/2330.

Method:- Mixed Para & Wang.

Routemarker flares red steady “P” 5516N 0833E.

“Q” 5340N 1400E.

In both phases P.FF will open attack at Z-2 with Red TI dropped in the target area. The A.P. will then be marked with Green T.I. throughout the attack. In addition release point will be marked with flares Red with Green Stars.

Main Force A/C who should not bomb before zero should aim their bombs at the centre of all TI green. If cloud obscures TI.s

[Page break]

Main Force a/c should aim their bombs at the centre of all Flares Red + Green stars while holding 215M. Zero wind.

Routemarker flares red steady will be dropped at Posn R. 5340N 1135E Homeward.

[Underlined Spoofs [/underlined]

A, Fighter flares approx. 15mls South of target

B, Fighter flares approx. “S” 5235N 1150E


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