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In May 1943, a specially established RAF squadron made its permanent imprint on military aviation history by flying a high-risk, low-level, nighttime attack against German hydro-electric dams vital to the Nazi armaments industry in the Ruhr Valley. A comparatively tiny part of Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Harris' four-month-long "Battle of the Ruhr," this one raid had an impact totally out of proportion to the small number of aircraft involved. It highlights the synergy of science and technology, weapons development and production, mission planning and practice, and the unflinching courage in the execution of a highly dangerous bombing raid. Furthermore, it established a legend that still resonates today.

Product details

Published Nov 23 2010
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781846039348
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 40 b/w; 6 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Raid
Short code RAID 16
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Douglas C. Dildy

Douglas C. Dildy is a retired US Air Force colonel…

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Howard Gerrard

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Mariusz Kozik

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Brian Delf

BRIAN DELF began his career producing artwork for…

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