Letter from the Prime Minister to A.O.C.-in-C. Bomber Command on Augsburg operation

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Title

Letter from the Prime Minister to A.O.C.-in-C. Bomber Command on Augsburg operation

Description

Congratulatory letter concerning daylight operation by Bomber Command Lancasters on U-boat factory at Augsburg. 'Undeterred by heavy losses at the outset 44 and 97 Squadrons pierced in broad daylight into the heart of Germany and struck a vital point with deadly precision.' Thanks those who 'accomplished this memorable feat of arms'.

Accompanied by a head and shoulders portrait of Squadron Leader John Nettleton VC who led the operation.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-04-18

Contributor

Steve Baldwin

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Format

One page typed letter and one b/w photograph

Language

Identifier

MCruickshankG629128-150428-06

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[Prime Minister crest]
10, Downing Street,
Whitehall,

[underlined] A.O.C.-in-C., BOMBER COMMAND [/underlined]

We must plainly regard the attack of the Lancasters on the U-boats engine factory at Augsburg as an outstanding achievement of the Royal Air Force. Undeterred by heavy losses at the outset 44 and 97 Squadrons pierced in broad daylight into the heart of Germany and struck a vital point with deadly precision.
Pray convey the thanks of His Majesty’s Government to the officers and men who accomplished this memorable feat of arms in which no life was lost in vain.

[signature]

[underlined] April 18. 1942. [/underlined]
[page break]
[photograph]

Collection

Citation

Winston Churchill, “Letter from the Prime Minister to A.O.C.-in-C. Bomber Command on Augsburg operation,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17795.

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