Bomb aimers briefing 24 March 1944 - Berlin

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 24 March 1944 - Berlin

Description

Shows three bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, false height and delay settings. Includes weights, Window, timings, route, wave allocations and times, marking method (Newhaven) and bombing instructions. On the reverse more bombing instructions and numbers and targets of Mosquito aircraft.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-24

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sides front handwritten form document filled in on the reverse handwritten

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10671, SChattertonJ159568v10672

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

BERLIN

DATE:- 24.3.44

1800 GALLS

① ② J Q K.

[Table of Bomb Loads]

[Table of Bomb Preselection]

[Table of False Height Setting]

TIME OFF ZERO HOUR 2230 TIME TO TARGET.

E.T.R. TARGET A.U.W.

WINDOWS [underlined] 30mls [/underlined] CD.C NICKELS 1 PKT.

EFFORT 803 – 90HX III

ROUTE BASE – A 5440 X 0430 – B 5515 X 0940 – C 5420 X 1222

D 5306 X 1352 – TARGET – E 5205 X 1300E – F 5150 X 1000 –

G 5240 X 0800E – H 5250 X 0400 – Base.

[Table of Aircraft Waves]

[Underlined] METHOD [/underlined] Newhaven ground marking with [boxed] W [/boxed] as emergency.

Attack opens at Z-5 with sticks of flares & Green T.I. in area. A/P then marked large salvoes of mixed red & green bundles & kept marked Red T.I. [Boxed] W [/boxed] Red/Yellow stars 217°M.

Main Force arriving early should aim at large salvos of Red & Green TI. otherwise at centre of Red TI. (NB decoys weaker & shorter burning)

[Page break]

No incendiaries before zero hour.

Listen out on Darky frequency when near target. 1 Mosquito & 1 Lancaster will act as masterbombers.

Callsigns:- Mosq. POMMY

Lanc. REDSKIN.

11 Mosquitos on Kiel

2 Mosquitos on Munster

19 Mosquitos Enemy Arifields.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 24 March 1944 - Berlin,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 21, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7789.

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