Bomb aimers briefing 5 March 1944

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 5 March 1944

Description

Shows two bomb loads for operation. Details preselection, time interval and false height settings as well as other information. Includes weights, timing, effort level, Window, Pathfinder marking and bombing instructions. Mentions route markers and spoof route markers. Paged is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large red letters. On the reverse is the route.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-03-05

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10713, SChattertonJ159568v10714

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Diagonally across centre of page] SCRUBBED

DATE 5.3.44

H2S

Load I. LOAD II.

YMCDTX. KHZPRU

[Table of bomb loads]

[Table of bomb Preselection]

[Table of aircraft height]

Petrol. 2154 Time Off. Target Ht. 1660 FT

Q.F.F. Windows. CDC 25 Packages Nickels. NIL.

ZERO. 0015 Take Off. 1930-40 E.T.R. 0530

Target. AUW. 58,500 Effort. 450. V GP. 133 PFF 53 Other Gps 264

Decoys. Temperatures 22,000’ -34°
Target W/V 280/45 Diversions to HURN.

Method: Mixed Paramatta & Wanganui.

Pathfinders open attack at Z-2 with T.I. Green in target area.

Aiming Point then kept marked T.I. Red.

Also [symbol] Green/Red stars throughout.

Main Force A/C not to attack before zero hour.

Aim at centre of all TI Red visible. If cloud obscures [symbol] Hdg - 075° M.

[Underlined] Routemarkers Outward [/underlined] Flares Red Steady Posn “P” 4745N 0720E.

[Underlined] Homeward [/underlined] Flares Red Steady Posn “Q” 4600N 0600E.

[Underlined] Spoof Routemarkers [/underlined] Flares Red & Green will be dropped at approx.. Posn “R” 0820N 0820E W will be followed by an attack on Stuttgart at Z-30.

[Page break]

[Underlined] Route [/underlined]

Base – Selsey Bill – 4900N 0000E – 4818N 0100E

4740N 0548E – 4754N 1000E - Target – 4810N 1200E

4628N 0920E – 4600N 0600E – 4800N 0100E

4900N 0000E – Selsey Bill – Base.

SMOKING

MAPS.

LEVELLING FIGURES

PHOTOGRAPHY.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 5 March 1944,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 1, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7829.

Item Relations

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