RAF Bomber Command

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RAF Bomber Command

Post by hoot72 » 28 Mar 2020 08:05

I could not find a specific thread on the forums for RAF Bomber Command and day and night bombing operations over Western Europe.

Would anyone have specific ideas on books and online documents and discussions I could read/research about Bomber Command, missions, losses, and reports as well as writings about the success/failures of RAF night bombing operations during WW2?

Any help would be appreciated.

If there already exists a specific thread about Bomber Command, I will request admin to delete this posting. Thanks very much all.
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Re: RAF Bomber Command

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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by hoot72 » 28 Mar 2020 12:22

Tomg44 wrote:
28 Mar 2020 09:46
Here is something.
https://scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcontent ... ontext=cmh
Thank you very much Smilies. Appreciate it. Will make for good reading.

Any more links or write ups if anyone has to share would be appreciated.

A bit surprised there isn't a thread about bomber command yet.
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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by Andy H » 28 Mar 2020 12:34

Hi

Have a look if any of these are of help

Royal Air Force

Bomber Command and Bombing Strategy
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 4&t=128467
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 14&t=92666
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 14&t=81817
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 14&t=44709
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 14&t=29691
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic. ... 14&t=26978
http://forum.axishistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=1175

and you may find more within the The United Kingdom & its Empire and Commonwealth 1919-45 section of the forum.

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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by hoot72 » 28 Mar 2020 12:50

Thanks Andy! Great help! Appreciate it!
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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by Tomg44 » 28 Mar 2020 17:04

This contains a lot of interesting data.
https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstre ... sequence=2

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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by EKB » 28 Mar 2020 23:05

This is a good overview of the RCAF in World War II, including a large section on Bomber Command operations.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-nat ... -1945.html

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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by hoot72 » 29 Mar 2020 05:18

Tomg44 wrote:
28 Mar 2020 17:04
This contains a lot of interesting data.
https://ses.library.usyd.edu.au/bitstre ... sequence=2
Thank you Tom..this looks like a solid read.
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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by hoot72 » 29 Mar 2020 05:28

EKB wrote:
28 Mar 2020 23:05
This is a good overview of the RCAF in World War II, including a large section on Bomber Command operations.

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-nat ... -1945.html
Thank you EKB..this looks like an interesting view of the war from a Canadian point of view
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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by Pips » 31 Mar 2020 10:08

Hi Hoot,

A couple of books to start off with are:
Before The Storm, by Robert Jackson. Covers the early years of Bomber Command, up to 1942, before it got into it's stride.
Bomber Boys, by Kevin Wilson. Covers the bitter year of 1943, mainly through first hand accounts. Drives home the human side.

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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by Sheldrake » 31 Mar 2020 15:15

John Terraine Right of the Line is old but good.
Max Hastings Bomber Command
Alfred Price Battle over the Reich
Guy Gibson Enemy Coast Ahead
Jack Currie Lancaster Target and Mosquito Victory
The History of No 2 Group (an overlooked part of Bomber command which suffered horrific casualty rates in 1940-41)
Martin Middlebrook's raid series : The Nuremburg Raid, the Peenemunde Raid, the Battle for Berlin and the Battle for Hamburg.

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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by hoot72 » 25 Apr 2020 03:39

Pips wrote:
31 Mar 2020 10:08
Hi Hoot,

A couple of books to start off with are:
Before The Storm, by Robert Jackson. Covers the early years of Bomber Command, up to 1942, before it got into it's stride.
Bomber Boys, by Kevin Wilson. Covers the bitter year of 1943, mainly through first hand accounts. Drives home the human side.
Thank you sir..this will be good reading!
Whever we went, whatever we did, we quoted the songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgUhjWJVVCQ&t=199s

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Re: RAF Bomber Command

Post by hoot72 » 25 Apr 2020 03:40

Sheldrake wrote:
31 Mar 2020 15:15
John Terraine Right of the Line is old but good.
Max Hastings Bomber Command
Alfred Price Battle over the Reich
Guy Gibson Enemy Coast Ahead
Jack Currie Lancaster Target and Mosquito Victory
The History of No 2 Group (an overlooked part of Bomber command which suffered horrific casualty rates in 1940-41)
Martin Middlebrook's raid series : The Nuremburg Raid, the Peenemunde Raid, the Battle for Berlin and the Battle for Hamburg.
Thank you Very much
Whever we went, whatever we did, we quoted the songs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgUhjWJVVCQ&t=199s

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