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Bomber Command 1936 - 1968 (ePub)

Aviation Aviation in WWII Colour eBooks

By Ken Delve
Imprint: Pen & Sword Aviation
File Size: 32.4 MB (.epub)
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781473812598
eBook Released: 1st August 2007


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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.

A book not to be missed, with a good iconography kit appropriately connected to the texts to which it refers, and such as to provide - at the same time - an overall but detailed description of one of the most important Commands in the history of the Royal Air Force.

STORIA militare, January 2020

About Ken Delve

Ken Delve was an RAF Tornado bomber pilot during his service career and is now considered to be one of the worlds leading experts on the history of military aviation. He has written countless specialized articles for leading aviation magazines and has authored more than sixteen books including The Short Sunderland, D-Day The Air Battle, Avro Lancaster, The Mustang Story, RAF Bomber Command and A Source Book of the RAF

RAF Bomber Command formed

14th July 1936

RAF Bomber Command was the organisation that controlled the RAF's bomber forces from 1936 to 1968. During World War II, the command destroyed a significant proportion of Nazi Germany's industries and many German cities, and in the 1960s was at the peak of its postwar power with the V bombers and a supplemental force of Canberra light bombers. RAF Bomber Command had 19 Victoria Cross winners and, in August 2006, a memorial was unveiled at Lincoln Cathedral.

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