Cinquième mission. 6 heures et 8 minutes.
Jet job after last gaggle. Slight H Flak.
Jacques Morin fait-il référence aux chasseurs à réaction allemands dans son logbook?
Je devrais aller lui rendre une quatrième visite et lui demander.
Qu’en est-il de cette mission sur Hambourg?
469 aircraft – 361 Lancasters, 100 Halifaxes, 8 Mosquitos – of Nos 1, 6 and 8 Groups attempted to attack the Blohm & Voss shipyards, where the new types of U-boats were being assembled, but the target area was completely cloud-covered.
The local report describes ‘considerable damage’ to houses, factories, energy supplies and communications over a wide area of southern Hamburg and Harburg. 8 Lancasters and 3 Halifaxes were lost, a number being victims of an unexpected intervention by the Luftwaffe day-fighter force.
This was Bomber Command’s last double-figure aircraft loss of the war from a raid on one city.
Cette information vient d’une page Facebook sur le Bomber Command.
This is a page for RAF Bomber Command. Very much overlooked. This is where we put things right and give the honour and respect deserved to a force that lost 55,573 men in the bombing war, who were the only front line for 3 years.