Blog

Posts tagged with Hampden

  1. Bombing raid on Berlin

    02 May 2021

    ‘Aircraft drawn from two R.A.F. squadrons made a special attack on an objective only four miles from the centre of Berlin early yesterday morning’. – Daily Herald, Friday, August, 30, 1940 – Photo: © IWM CH 10246. As we have seen on previous posts, the first bombing on Berlin made…


  2. August 1940 (III)

    09 Jul 2019

    Berlin unter Bomben [German police, firemen, and Gestapo members inspecting a burnt out five-story building at Berlin Kreuzberg, the day after the last air-raid made by British RAF bombers. Notice shell-scarred facade.] [Photo: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone.] After the attacks made on three previous nights, the British air bombing offensive didn’t stop: on…


  3. 31 August 1940 raid

    04 Jun 2019

    On Friday 30th August afternoon, Bomber Command men were briefed again to raid Berlin The British force comprised 41 twin-engined aircraft ready to take off from eastern England to bomb the city that night. Prime targets were again the Siemens factory complex at the northwestern part of the ‘Big City’…


  4. Bombensturm!

    18 Mar 2018

    When British Bomber Command went to war in 1939 it found itself equipped with a very limited and inadequate arsenal of bombs. General Purpose GP Bombs: The high explosive GP (general purpose) bombs, developed from 1935, were the initial arsenal Bomber Command had to carry destruction to Third Reich soil…


1
Using Format