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New PDF release: 3 Group Bomber Command

By Chris Ward

ISBN-10: 1844157962

ISBN-13: 9781844157969

During the quick interval earlier than international conflict , the RAF transformed its command constitution to rationalize for fast enlargement. Bomber Command used to be divided into six operational teams, every one flying an identical form of aircraft.

3 team had nearly thoroughly re-equipped with the Wellington via four September 1939 to hold out the second one bombing operation of the conflict which was once opposed to German warships off Brunsbüttel. In 1940 the 1st of the hot four-engined bombers, the quick Stirling, got here into carrier with the crowd, being in 1942 via the Avro Lancaster. On 3rd/4th November 1943, No. three staff performed a number one half within the first bombing assault within which heavy bombers made use of the radar bombing reduction often called G-H. the objective used to be Düsseldorf; bombs have been dropped "blind" and reliable effects have been received. In July and August 1944, airplane of this staff built with G-H maintained an all-weather assault opposed to flying-bomb websites. throughout the D-Day build-up, the liberation of France and conquest of Germany, formations of No. three staff attacked railway junctions, marshalling yards, troop concentrations, etc.

During the week finishing twenty fifth March 1945, Bomber Command made a number of assaults to arrange for the crossing of the Rhine.

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