• How the British air force's newest jets commemorate a daring and costly World War II bombing mission

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Germany's Eder dam after the "Dambuster" raid. The hole was estimated to be 230 feet wide and 72 feet high. Bundesarchiv
    By 1943, the Allies had begun a strategic bombing campaign against Germany's war industry.
    Bombing industrial centers was costly and often inaccurate, and the Allies sought better targets.
    To attack Germany's energy sources, the British brought in the now-legendary Dambusters.
    At 9:28 p.m. on May 16, 1943, a squadron of 19 Avro Lancaster heavy bombers from the British Royal Air Force took off from their base in England and headed toward Germany. By 1943, British bombing...
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