Chris Ward's 3 Group Bomber Command PDF

By Chris Ward

ISBN-10: 1844157962

ISBN-13: 9781844157969

During the quick interval prior to international conflict , the RAF converted its command constitution to rationalize for swift enlargement. Bomber Command was once divided into six operational teams, each one flying an identical kind of aircraft.

3 staff had nearly thoroughly re-equipped with the Wellington by way of four September 1939 to hold out the second one bombing operation of the warfare which was once opposed to German warships off Brunsbüttel. In 1940 the 1st of the recent four-engined bombers, the fast Stirling, got here into carrier with the crowd, being in 1942 by way of 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 relief often called G-H. the objective used to be Düsseldorf; bombs have been dropped "blind" and reliable effects have been acquired. In July and August 1944, plane of this staff built with G-H maintained an all-weather assault opposed to flying-bomb websites. in the course of the D-Day build-up, the liberation of France and conquest of Germany, formations of No. three team attacked railway junctions, marshalling yards, troop concentrations, etc.

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

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