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To bale out or not to bale out? (2)

The last RAF post was about an Avro Lancaster III of 61 Squadron, serial number DV 232, squadron letters QR-K which went for a swim in the River Trent near East Stoke on September 6th 1943: 448 more words

History

Bomber Command, Publicity, & the Augsburg Raid

Further to our previous post, we are now publishing the seventh issue of TALES FROM THE ARCHIVE, which is on the RAF’s PR war, and how the Augsburg raid was covered in the Press. 34 more words

97 Squadron Aircrew

Barney Greatrex: new book on Bomber Command hero

Barney Greatrex
From Bomber Command to the French Resistance

By Michael Veitch
Published by Hachette  CLICK HERE TO BUY 265 more words
Military History Books

To bale out or not to bale out? (1)

This post is about an Avro Lancaster III of 61 Squadron, serial number DV 232, squadron letters QR-K. They took off, one of many, at 20:15 on September 5th 1943, from RAF Syerston near Nottingham to go and bomb Mannheim. 706 more words

History

Harris v. Portal, the Formation of the Path Finder Force, 1942

The latest Tales from the Archive goes right back to the very beginning of the Path Finder Force, at a time when it was being proposed under the name the Target Finding Force. 26 more words

Pathfinders

5th March 1943. The Horror of War.

In The Iliad : Hector’s wife begs him not to carry on: but war creates its own gravity and momentum.

After the German invasion of Russia in June 1941 a Second Front was impracticable with neither men nor resources such as landing craft available. 604 more words

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