By Douglas C. Dildy, Illustrated by Howard Gerrard, Mariusz Kozik, Brian Delf
In may perhaps 1943, a particularly tested RAF squadron made its everlasting imprint on army aviation heritage through flying a high-risk, low-level, night assault opposed to German hydro-electric dams very important to the Nazi armaments within the Ruhr Valley. a relatively tiny a part of Air leader Marshal Sir Arthur Harris' four-month-long "Battle of the Ruhr," this one raid had an effect absolutely out of percentage to the small variety of plane concerned. It highlights the synergy of technological know-how and expertise, guns improvement and creation, challenge making plans and perform, and the unflinching braveness within the execution of a hugely risky bombing raid. moreover, it verified a legend that also resonates this present day.
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