Bomb aimers briefing 25 February 1944 - Augsburg

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Title

Bomb aimers briefing 25 February 1944 - Augsburg

Description

Annotated 'Augsburg, MINOL Filled, SXUHOTML'. ) Shows four bomb loads for operation for seven, six, one and two aircraft respectively. Details preselection, delay and false height settings and other information. Includes weights, zero hour, Window, route and marking method. On the reverse marking and bombing instructions. Mentions spoof attacks with locations in latitude and longitude.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-02-25

Contributor

Anne-Marie Watson

Rights

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Format

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

Language

Identifier

SChattertonJ159568v10731, SChattertonJ159568v10732

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

AUGSBURG

MINOL FILLED

- S X U [deleted] H [/deleted] O T M [inserted] L [/inserted]

DATE 25-2-44

LOAD I LOAD II

SPURK [deleted] M [/deleted] CATDO L H & J

MJ

[Table of Bomb Loads]

[Table of Preselection]

[Table of AIRCRAFT HEIGHT TIME INTERVAL AND F.H.S.]

Windows. C. D. (50) C.

ZERO. 2245

Method:-

1st PHASE POKR (HJY – z - 6)

XDASC

Base – Reading – Beach Hd. 5000 x 0115 – 4905 – 0850 4750 – 0825

4750 – 1100 TARGET 4835 – 1030 – 4820 – 0720 5000 – 0115 Beachy Hd. – Reading – Base.

Newhaven (1st attack) & Paramatta 2nd with Wanganui as alternative in [deleted] case [/deleted] each case if cloudy.

No route markers in first attack, which opens by PFF at Z – 6 with sticks of flares & Green TI in target area. Aiming Pt. then

[Page break]

marked large salvoes of mixed Red & Green TI. & kept marked Red TI.

In event of cloud, release point will be marked with flares green/red throughout attack. Aim at mixed Red & Green Ti’s if visible, otherwise at centre of all TI red. If Wanganui, aim at centre of all sky markers green/red on heading of 360 M. Zero wind.

Main force must not drop incendiaries before zero hour.

Spoof attacks Yellow TI at “Q” 4915 - 0700 & Red TI at approx Posn R. 4915 - 0745E.

Citation

“Bomb aimers briefing 25 February 1944 - Augsburg,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed August 13, 2020, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7878.

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