“The Avro Manchester was a heavy-bomber that first flew on 25 July 1939. To all intents and purposes the aircraft was regarded as a failure. The Manchester’s two engines were woefully underpowered and regularly broke down, limiting the aircraft’s operational capability. Despite the notorious engine problems Avro persisted with the design and the Manchester went into production in 1940, entering service with Bomber Command’s 207 Squadron in November of that year.”
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Air Vice-Marshal Ralph Cochrane, Wing Commander Guy Gibson, King George VI and Group Captain John Whitworth discussing the Dambusters raid in May 1943. Continue reading “Guy Gibson and King George VI Discuss Dambuster Raid May 1943”
Guy Gibson: Legend of the Dam Busters by Richard Edwards is a new ebook that tells the dramatic story of a renowned British flying legend and his leadership of Bomber Command’s infamous raid on the Ruhr dams in May 1943.
The book looks at the development of the bouncing bomb and the intense wrangling within the RAF that almost stopped it from getting off the drawing board. It also reveals the truth behind the mysterious air crash that one year later cost Gibson his life, including why the RAF chose to keep the actual cause of the crash a secret.
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