Bomb aimers briefing 4 March 1944



Bomb aimers briefing 4 March 1944


Shows two bomb loads for six and seven aircraft annotated H2S respectively. Details preselection, time interval and false height settings. Includes timing, weights, Window effort, route and marking method. as well as bombing instructions. Page is struck through and annotated 'Scrubbed' in large letters. On the reverse mentions spoof route markers and supporting Mosquito.



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


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[Inserted diagonally across page] SCRUBBED
1900 HRS [/Inserted diagonally across page]

DATE 4-3-44
[underlined] LOAD I. [/underlined] [underlined] LOAD II. [/underlined]
K.H.Z.P.U.L. Y.M.C.B.D.X.T.

[Table of Bomb Loads]

[Table of Preselection]

[Table of Aircraft Height]

Petrol. 2154 Time Off. Target Ht. 1660FT.
Q.F.F. Windows. C.D.C. 33 Bundles Nickels NIL
ZERO. 0025 Take Off. E.T.R.
Target. Effort. 405
Base – Reading – 4900N 0000E – 4818N 0100 4740N 0548E
4754N 0610E 4800N x 0100E 4900N – 0000E – BASE
[underlined] Mixed Wanganui & Paramatta. [/underlined]
Routemarkers – Red flares steady at P. 4745N 0720E outward.
Attack opens at zero -2 with TI. Green.. A/P will then be marked with TI red. In addition, release point marked Green/Red stars
[underlined] Not to attack before zero. [/underline] Centre of all TI red. [symbol] Green/red Hdg. 0700
[underlined] Routemarkers [underlined] homeward Flares red steady. “Q” 4555N – 0915E
“R” 4550N [indecipherable number]E

[page break]

[underlined] Spoof Routemarkers [/underlined] Posn S (approx) 4820N – 0820E.
Spoof attack a Stuttgart.
7 mosquitoes will be windowing & supporting outwards.

[underlined] Colour Film [/underlined] X.P.D.
Relay fitting X.P.D.Y.L. – Switch on bombsight before opening bomb doors
All other a/c fitted with bomb door switch.


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