The Battle of Heligoland Bight 1939: The Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe's Baptism of Fire

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The story of the first British bombing raid of the Second World War, of why Bomber Command flew by night and of the Wellington Mk.1A are all closely linked together. It is a story of the stone age of strategic bombing.On the 4th of September 1939 Squadron Leader Paul Harris led 149 Squadron to Brunsbuttel, Wilhelmshaven in a Mk. 1 Wellington L4302. On the way he ordered that the guns of his airplane be tested, only to make the horrifying discovery that not one of them worked. He was flying to Germany in an aircraft that was ...

The Battle of Heligoland Bight 1939: The Royal Air Force and the Luftwaffe's Baptism of Fire 2010, Grub Street

ISBN-13: 9781906502560

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