Bomber Command 1939-1940
The War Before the WareBook - 2013
For Bomber Command, the term ''Phoney War'' never really meant much. Five Blenheims of 107 Squadron were among the blood and bullets the day after war was declared and only one came back. On 14 December 1939, in a disastrous raid on shipping, 99 Squadron lost six Wellingtons with only three survivors out of thirty-six crew. Even worse, in the biggest air battle so far, 18 December, Wilhelmshaven, five Wellingtons of 9 Squadron went down, four of 37 Squadron and two of 149 Squadron. Bomber Command lost sixty-eight aircraft and crews in action in the four war months of 1939, and a further sevent.
Publisher: Barnsley :, Pen & Sword Aviation,, 2013
Characteristics: 1 online resource (vii, 173 pages) : illustrations (black and white)