Vladimir Putin

Fauquier, Air Commodore J.E.

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Exploits of the Royal Canadian Air Force Bomber Group. First, something of the larger organization, Bomber Command of the Royal Air Force. A short history of the organization and how it was operated. How raids were planned and executed. How different bomb loads were chosen for different cities, with example. How priorities were decided. What it was like to wait for the raid to begin. Details of the experience in the air. The history and methods of Pathfinders. The Special Duty Squadron which the speaker commanded in the closing stages of the war. The men on the ground who kept the aircraft serviced. The men who did the bombing. The saving of army casualties by the strategic bombing of Germany. "Remember those of Bomber Command who gave their lives so others might live."