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Strategic bombing

An American B-17 bomber - the Flying Fortress - flies over the burning Focke-Wulf factory at Marienburg (Malbork) in Poland.
An American B-17 bomber - the Flying Fortress - flies over the burning Focke-Wulf factory at Marienburg (Malbork) in Poland.
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Through a radical policy of strategic bombing the Royal Air Force (RAF) changed from being a service that co-operated with the Army and Navy, to one of complete independence. The RAF Command that carried out the strategic attacks was Bomber Command.

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Further reading

  • Terraine, J., The Right of the Line. The Royal Air Force in the European War 1939-1945 (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1985)
  • Frankland, N. & Webster, C., The Strategic Air Offensive Against German (London: HMSO, 1961)