The bomber offensive mounted by the Royal Air Force, the Royal Canadian Air Force, and the air forces of other Commonwealth countries during the Second World War has been described as the most continuous and grueling operation of war ever carried out.

No. 6 Group and the Canadian Squadrons

Three thousand miles across a hunted ocean they came, wearing on the shoulder of their tunics the treasured name, "Canada," telling the world their origin. Young men and women they…

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Bomber Command’s Losses

The successes of Bomber Command were purchased at terrible cost. Of every 100 airmen who joined Bomber Command, 45 were killed, 6 were seriously wounded, 8 became Prisoners of War,…

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No. 433 (Porcupine) Squadron

Commanding Officers W/C C. Sinton: 9 November 1943 - 30 May 1944 W/C A. Lewington: 31 May 1944 - 5 November 1944 W/C G. Tambling: 6 November 1944 - 1…

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Aircraft of Bomber Command

In 1939 the only aircraft available to Bomber Command were twin engined and includedthe Whitworth Whitley, Bristol Blenheim, Handley Page Hampden, and Vickers Wellington. As the war progressed the swift, twin-engined de avilland Mosquito…

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Air Gunners

Alone in his transparent shell, A speck in space, He sits, poised in his airy kingdom; At his back the unknown, Before him the unfolding map Of his journey. Guardian…

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No. 428 (Ghost) Squadron

Commanding Officers W/C A. Earle: 1 January 1943 - 20 February 1943 W/C D. Smith: 21 February 1943 - 14 September 1943 (POW)W/C W. Suggitt: 15 September 1943 - 30…

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No. 429 (Bison) Squadron

Commanding Officers W/C J. Owen: 1 April 1943 - 31 May 1943 W/C J. Savard: 1 June 1943 - 23 June 1943 (KIA)W/C J. Piddington: 28 June 1943 - 27…

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Harlo “Terry” Taerum

Harlo Taerum's father immigrated from Norway and established a farm near Milo, Alberta, 70 km northeast of Nanton. Tragically, he drowned when Harlo was ten years old. Despite playing a…

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Operation Manna

An airplane skims over the land The low country called Holland Country of hunger, persecution, and sorrow In the streets people gaze at the sky An airplane circles around The…

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