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Royal Air Force Bomber Command 60th Anniversary


 

No 49 Squadron, April 1943

Welcome to the 60th Anniversary of RAF Bomber Command website. On 22nd February 1942, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris took over his new appointment as the Air Officer Commanding Bomber Command. One of the most controversial figures of World War II, Harris turned Bomber Command into the offensive force that had for so long been the dream of RAF commanders.

As a tribute to over 55,000 members of Bomber Command who paid the ultimate sacrifice, in-depth articles using many unpublished pictures and information from RAF archives, will, throughout 2002, build the website into the most comprehensive reference source on Bomber Command, so please check back regularly to read the new pages. Details of how the site will build can be found here.

In conjunction with the Bomber Command Association, and using sound and video clips, we will also bring personal tales of the tragedy and heroism of the individuals who flew with Bomber Command in the Second World War.

 

 


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