The Raf Night Bombing Campaign

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The RAF Night Bombing Campaign (1939- 1945) * The Royal Air Force’s battle against Germany started in September of 1939 and finished in May of 1945. * During that period of time, there hardly was a day without bombing. * A lot of the attacks that the British Air Force tried, weren’t successful because most of the planes would get turned back from the weather and some being shot down by German’s air defence. * Daylight raids went on until December 18th 1939, when half of Wellingtons that were sent, were lost in a raid. * After that period of time, Twin-engined, slow “Whitley” bombers were introduced. * Whitley bombers were advantages because they suffered no losses but did little damage. * The first night raid was against oil and railway targets in the Ruhr in May 1940. * 99 aircrafts were involved in this raid. * Germany first bombed London, and as a result the RAF answered with the first of many night raids on Berlin in August 24th. * People started realizing bombing wasn’t the effective, because many pilots couldn’t find the target due to bad weather or navigation errors; also the accuracy of those that did reach the target was poor. * In November the first raids were to do maximum damage to German towns. * By 1941 the fast Mosquito light bomber and the Lancaster heavy bomber began to enter the service * In 1943 the first RAF shuttle bombing raid took place. * The success of the RAF pushed the war to Germany. Battle layout of Japan’s air assault A map of Singapore in 1942 An artist perspective of what occurred at Pearl Harbour The infamous surprise attack at Pearl Harbour An air assault at the Battle of Midway A battle layout of the Battle of Britain Canadian soldiers ready to be deployed for war A soldier scouting the skies during the Battle of Britain A scene of the
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