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  • Tags: Bombing of Augsburg (17 May 1942)

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

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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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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…

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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…
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