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  • Tags: Bombing of Augsburg (17 May 1942)

Features episode during Augsburg raid of Lancaster being severely damaged but still returning home.

The MAN Diesel engine manufacturing workshops were attacked in daylight after a 1000 mile flight over enemy territory. The aim of the operation was to reduce the supply of U-boat engines and to test the capabilities of the new Lancaster
Of the six…

Harry Irons left a tailoring apprenticeship to join the Royal Air Force and trained as a wireless operator but actually became an air-gunner. He describes the uniform he wore and the unreliability of heated suits. Discusses the invention of…

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

Details about the operation on the MAN u-boat engine factory in Augsburg and the decorations awarded to the crew members.
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