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RAF Bomber Command


WW2 R.A.F Bomber Command Footage ( No still Photos) BMN-Network


A Tribute RAF Bomber Command


No 9 Squadron RAF Bomber Command Lancaster 1944 daylight mission


Prisoners of Time (HD) RAF Bomber Command Tribute - Donald Dawson - Fascination Music


No 83 Squadron RAF Bomber Command Lancaster mission

RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAF's bomber forces from 1936 to 1968. Along with the United States Army Air Forces, it played the central role in the strategic bombing of Germany in World War II. From 1942 onward, the British bombing campaign against Germany became less restrictive and increasingly targeted industrial sites and the civilian manpower base essential for German war production. In total 364,514 operational sorties were flown, 1,030,500 tons of bombs were dropped and 8,325 aircraft lost in action. Bomber Command crews also suffered a high casualty rate: 55,573 were killed out of a total of 125,000 aircrew, a 44.4% death rate. A further 8,403 men were wounded in action, and 9,838 became prisoners of war.
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  • Background 

  • Early years of the Second World War 

  • Organisation 

  • Strategic bombing 1942–1945 

  • Casualties 

  • "Balance sheet" 

  • 1946–1968 

  • Memorials