Bomb aimers briefing 20 March 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 20 March 1944

Description

Shows four bomb loads. Details preselection settings and other information. Includes weights, timing, Window, effort level, route and wave allocation and timings. The page is struck througfh and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large letters. On the reverse marking method and bombing instructions. Mosquito spoofs on Frankfurt and Stuttgart.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-20

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

Two sides front handwritten form document partially filled out on the reverse handwritten

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10684, SChattertonJ159568v10685

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Underlined] DATE 20-3-44 [/underlined]

K. Q. H F

[Table of bomb loads]

[Diagonally across centre of page] SCRUBBED

[Table of bomb preselection]

[Table of aircraft heights]

TIME OFF. ZERO HOUR 2235 TIME TO TARGET E.T.R.

TARGET A.U.W. WINDOWS 28 NICKELS [underlined] 1 PKT [/underlined]

[Underlined] EFFORT [/underlined] 584 – V GP. 200 No Halifax

[Underlined] ROUTE BASE – (A) 5200 X 0240 – (B) 5020 X 0415 – (C) 4825 X 0740
(D) 4840 X 1052 – TARGET – (E) 4758 X 1150
(F) 4740 X 1130 – (G) 4845 X 0412 (H) 4958 X 0112
(J) Selsey Bill – (K) Reading – Base.

[Table of aircraft waves]

[Page break]

Newhaven with [boxed] W [/boxed] as an emergency.

PFF open Z – 5 Sticks flares & TI green in target area.

AP Then marked large salvoes mixed Red & Green TI – Kept marked Red TI.

[Boxed] W [/boxed] Red/Yellow stars throughout if cloud – 135M.

Aim if early at Red & Green mixed – otherwise T.I Red.

No incendiaries before zero.

Mosquitoes on Frankfurt & Stuttgart. with TI’s Yellow & Green

Spoof fighter flares at approx 4930N 0700E

Airfields are being attacked in Belgium & white TI will be dropped at 5025N 0440E.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 20 March 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 10, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7800.

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