9 May 1916 – Bullseye

Ongoing experiments attempting to perfect a bomb sight have been taking place at the CFS Experimental Flight at Upavon.

2nd Lieurenant Robert Benedict Bourdillon had been transferred from France, to develop a bombsight he had designed. He has been working closely with Captain Gerard Dobson and subsequently with Henry Tizard.

Today, at the Port Victoria Marine Experimental Depot, a Short 184 seaplane, using the bombsight developed by Bourdillon and Tizard, hit a target with a 500-pound bomb from a height of 4,000 feet.

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