Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Jan

9

1943

The RAF start blind bombing with ‘Oboe’

Aircraft Navigation and Guidance: The most precise bomber guidance system during the war was called OBOE and was used mostly by De Havilland Mosquitos of RAF Bomber Command. Photo shows: A diagram illustrating Bomber Command's use of OBOE.

All this we discovered after the end of the war, when German records of the meeting became available. Oboe had not only shattered the targets of Germany, but had also shattered German morale, it continued the process for the rest of the war, and was probably the most effective single instrument of warfare in our entire armoury.