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. 419 (Moose) Squadron

Commanding Officers W/C J. Fulton: 21 December 1941 - 28 July 1942 (KIA)W/C A. P. Walsh: 5 August 1942 - 2 September 1942 (KIA)W/C M. M. Fleming: 8 September 1942…

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No. 420 (Snowy Owl) Squadron

Commanding Officers W/C D. Bradshaw: 1 January 1943 - 11 April 1943 W/C D. McIntosh: 12 April 1943 - 7 April 1944 W/C G. McKenna: 8 April 1944 - 23…

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No. 425 (Alouette) Squadron

Commanding Officers W/C J. St. Pierre: 25 June 1942 - 30 September 1943 W/C B. D. Richer: 1 October 1943 - 3 April 1944 W/C J. McLearnon: 4 April 1944…

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No. 426 (Thunderbird) Squadron

Commanding Officers W/C S. S. Blanchard: 15 October 1942 - 14 February 1943 (KIA)W/C L. Crooks: 15 February 1943 - 17 August 1943 (KIA)W/C W. H. Swetman: 18 August 1943…

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No. 427 (Lion) Squadron

Commanding Officers W/C D. Burnside: 1 January 1943 - 5 September 1943 W/C R. Turnbull: 6 September 1943 - 13 June 1944 W/C C. Cribb: 14 June 1944 - 27…

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The Pathfinder Force (No. 8 Group)

The idea of using an elite corp of crews with high navigational ability evolved from the somewhat limited accuracy of bomber crews during the early years of the war together…

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Canadian 408 Squadron Aircrew Losses
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Canadian 408 Squadron Aircrew Losses

Canadian 408 Squadron Aircrew who were killed serving with Bomber Command. Their names appear on Canada's Bomber Command Memorial Wall SurnameGiven Name(s) Acton George Nelson Aiken David Alderson Ernest Henry Allan William Bruce Allen Alfred George Andersen Nels Paul Archambault Joseph Rene Archer Jack Colin Archie Steve Assaf George Astles John James Baily Norman Godwin Baird Nelson…

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A Typical Raid

07:00 hrs Day is beginning for the 2000 ground staff at a Bomber Command station on the bleak, windswept coast of eastern England. The target information for the next night…

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Ken Brown CGM – Dambuster

Ken Brown liked the Bomber Command Museum (formerly the Nanton Lancaster Air Museum). He had visited the museum and our Lancaster on a number of occasions prior to our requesting…

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D-Day – Bomber Command’s Contribution

Many factors led to the success of the invasion of Nazi-occupied Europe on 6 June, 1944. Bomber Command's efforts prior to, during, and immediately following D-Day played a major role.…

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