Augsburg bombing

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Title

Augsburg bombing

Description

A letter from No 10 Downing Street to air officer commanding-in-chief, Bomber Command, complimenting the RAF on their success in bombing Augsburg.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-04-18

Contributor

Jon-Paul Jones

Rights

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Format

One typewritten letter

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Identifier

PDorricottLW15090103

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Transcription

[Prime Minister’s 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-boat 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]

Citation

“Augsburg bombing,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 24, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/7456.

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