Despatch on War Operations: 23rd February 1942 to 8th May 1945
This is the first time that Sir Arthur Bomber' Harris's own papers covering his three and a half years at Bomber Command have been published and made available to the general public. The book also contains an introduction by Sebastian Cox, an Air Staff Memorandum written immediately after the war and a revisionist German viewpoint by Horst Boog. It
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accuracy achieved aiming point Air Force Air Ministry Air Staff aircrew airfields Appendix April armament attacks bases Battle of Berlin became Berlin bomber aircraft Bomber Command bomber force bomber offensive bomber stream bombing bombsight carried cent cloud concentration considerable countermeasures crews D-Day damage Despatch device dropped effect effort enemy defences enemy fighters enemy’s equipment factories February File Ref flares Flying Control forecast frequency fuze German ground Group guns Halifax Halifax III Harris Harris’s Headquarters heavy bombers incendiary increased industrial jamming January Lancaster large number Luftwaffe main force MANDREL markers marking mc/s meteorological method minelaying mines months Mosquito navigation night fighter number of aircraft OBOE operations organisation Pathfinder Force period planned possible Primary problem production radar raids re-equipment result Ruhr September sorties squadrons stations Stirlings strategic bombing success synthetic oil tactical targets technique training units turret U-Boat visual weather conditions Wellington