"Strike Hard Strike Sure" - RAF Bomber Command

Micawber

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Paul Glover

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I had the pleasure of visiting London recently and made a point of seeking out this memorial.
Of course it took way too long to be commisioned but the attention to detail is absolutely superb ! And in my opinion a fitting tribute to the heroes that were bomber crews and the personnel that kept them up in the air.
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Micawber

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Micawber

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Following their briefing, Handley Page Halifax crews of No. 76 Squadron RAF board their transports at Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire, to be driven to their dispersals in preparation for a raid on Kassel, Germany. This raid, on 22/23 October 1943, was the most devastating delivered on a German city since the 'firestorm' raid on Hamburg in the previous July. Of the 569 aircraft used in the attack, 43 were lost, of which 25 were Halifaxes.

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Smithy

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Thanks for keeping this thread going Steve. I've been a bit AWOL of late around VLJ so I really appreciate you keeping it ticking along.

Thanks mate!
 

Smithy

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Most who have been in this thread know I have a special interest in 75 (NZ) Sqn with regards to BC and I've recently been reading the excellent history of the squadron by Ward and Newey.

Anyway I thought I'd post this as it's a great snap...

Flight Sergeant Tapua (Tap) Heperi, Wireless Operator from C Flight, 75 Sqn at RAF Mepal on his crew’s return from a daylight raid on Essen, 11th of March 1945. Tap is enjoying a mug of char and a wad (tea and bun/hunk of cake).

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