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1 Group Bomber Command

Author : Chris Ward
ISBN : 9781473838109
Genre : History
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During the period immediately before the Second World War, the RAF modified its command structure to rationalize for rapid expansion. Bomber Command was divided into six operational groups, each flying the same type of aircraft, including Wellingtons, Sterlings, and Lancasters. Chris Ward presents us here with the history of 1 Group Bomber Command, having previously acquainted us with the histories of 3, 4, 5, and 6 Groups in four highly acclaimed volumes, published by Pen and Sword. He continues with characteristic ease, quality of research, and narrative pace, to present us with an operational record of the groups activities during a particularly dramatic period of aviation history.??The book contains individual squadron statistics, their commanding officers, stations and aircraft losses. It provides an exhaustive reference for one of the RAF's most important operational groups.

A Short War

Author : Steve Smith
ISBN : 0993336000
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623 Squadron was one of many units that operated for a brief period as part of Bomber Command in the Second World War. Formed with seven crews from 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron in August 1943 its service life was only five months but its contribution, and the sacrifice of its crews, was considerable. Over the course of 139 sorties its Short Stirlings dropped 120 tons of bombs along with 65 tons of mines at a cost of nine aircraft lost in action and a further two in accidents or crashing on return to base. 46 members of the squadron gave their lives in the cause of our freedom before the squadron was disbanded in December the same year. Falling victim to the withdrawal of the Short Stirling from bombing operations over Germany, the life of the unit was so short that there was not even time for a squadron badge to be granted. A Short War combines the operational history of the unit with the personal stories of many who served with the unit. It is illustrated with contemporary photographs, many of which have never previously been published. This is the definitive history of 623 Squadron, its people and aircraft.

Bomber Command

Author : Max Hastings
ISBN : 9780760345207
Genre : History
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DIVBomber Command is Sir Max Hastings’ classic account of one of the most controversial struggles of World War II: the British air offensive against the cities of Nazi Germany. /div

Bomber Command 1936 1968

Author : Ken Delve
ISBN : 9781473812598
Genre : History
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This is a comprehensive reference to the structure, operation, aircraft and men of Bomber Command from its formation on 1936 to 1968 when it became part of Strike Command. It includes descriptions of many notable bombing raids, the many types of aircraft used, weapons and airfields. The five main sections of the book include a general historical introduction and overview, operations, operational groups, aircrew training and technical details of each aircraft type. Lengthy Annexes cover personnel. the squadrons in World War II, accuracy of attacks, orders of battle for each wartime year, maps of airfields locations, tonnage of bombs dropped and nuclear weapons carried in the post-war years.

The Bomber Command War Diaries

Author : Chris Everitt
ISBN : 9781473834880
Genre : History
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Bomber Command's campaign started on the very first day of the Second World War and ended within a few hours of the final victory in Europe five and a half years later. It was an attempt to win the war in Europe by strategic bombing on such an enormous scale that historians have only recently begun to piece together the finer details of the individual raids.??There have been many books about Bomber Command, but Martin Middlebrook, the aviation historian, and his research colleague, Chris Everitt, were the first to compile a complete review of all the raids and the background stories to this fascinating campaign. They undertook the gargantuan task not only of documenting every Bomber Command operation but also of obtaining information from local archives in Germany, Italy and the occupied countries, on the effects of the raids. Little of this material had been published previously, and never before had the two sides of Bomber Command's war been brought together in this way.??The Bomber Command War Diaries has become the standard basic work of reference on this extraordinary campaign. This edition includes retrospective observations and a new appendix.

The Nuremberg Raid

Author : Martin Middlebrook
ISBN : 1844158756
Genre : History
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To Destroy A City

Author : Hermann Knell
ISBN : 9780306811692
Genre : History
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A survivor of the 1945 Allied air campaign in World War II that resulted in the destruction of Wnrtsburg follows his reconstruction of the events that occurred and his investigation into the strategy of area bombing to evaluate its effectiveness and consequences.

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