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Operation Chastise was a daring attack on German dams carried out on May 16-17, 1943 by Royal Air Force No. 617 Squadron, flying modified Avro Lancasters, known as “The Dambusters,” the aircraft dropped a bomb specially developed to skip along the surface...read more

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 Lieutenant) March 22, 2015

This documentary was completely filmed and produced during the war, in color film. It shows a bombing mission over Nazi Germany from its start to end.

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 Lieutenant) March 11, 2015

The Lancasters shown in the clip are the BII, with the Bristol Hercules radial engine. 300 BIIs were built by Armstrong Whitworth and were used mostly by Canadian squadrons in 6 Group.

The aircraft’s Squadron can be indentified by their call sign letters. 426 Squadron’s letters were “OW...read more

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At its core this work is a database covering Anglo-American strategic bomber operations against Germany, Italy, and Axis associated or occupied Europe. As such it allows swift and easy listing of day-by-day bombing, bombing of strategic target systems by location and tonnage, bombing of...read more

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The German city of Dresden, once hailed as the “Florence of the Elbe” and an eternal testament to the architectural beauty of humankind, led a charmed life during the Second World War. Its great regard as a cultural center had precluded its inclusion as a bombing target for much of the war, and...read more

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 HQ Comando Supremo) June 01, 2014
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No one doubts the bravery of the thousands of men who flew and died in Bomber Command. The death rate was an appalling 44%. And yet until the opening of a monument in Green Park this year they have received no official recognition, with many historians claiming that the offensive was immoral...read more

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