May 2012

May

30

1942

RAF launch the first 1000 bomber raid

30th May 1942: RAF launch the first 1000 bomber raid

I was convinced that a force of 250-300 aircraft was wholly inadequate to saturate the then existing defences of a major industrial town of half a million or more inhabitants. But if we attacked with a larger force, supposing that we could get one, should we be able to organise it in such a way as to get a really high concentration over the target?