Monday, September 17, 2012

Sep

17

1942

Bomber Command steps up the attack

The Ju 88 was to become a mainstay of the Luftwaffe fleet but it had spent a long time in development as it was intended to perform so many roles.

As the aircraft crossed into Reich territory, air raid alarms were given for vast areas, sending people down into the shelters for hours at a time. This brought a damaging loss of production, particularly serious for the armaments industry, in its train. Quite apart from the damage and casualties inflicted by the bombing itself, these alarms imposed a great strain on people.