Group    From 14/7/1936 

Bomber Command crews

Categories: Armed Forces

During WW2 they flew over Germany at night to bomb first industial targets but later whole areas including civilian towns. Their average age was 22 and they went out night after night, knowing that their chances of survival were about 50%. More than 55,573 lost their lives and their bodies were not brought back. Harris's strategy of bombing civilian towns was so controversial that after the war no campaign medal was given to the bombers and they were not mentioned in Churchill's victory speech. 

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Bomber Command crews

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Bomber Command Memorial

The campaign to bomb civilians was so controversial that the bombers were giv...

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Bomber Harris

Unveiled by the Queen Mother on 31 May 1992, the 50th anniversary of the firs...

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Other Subjects

Reverend Charles Alder Stubbs, B.A.

Reverend Charles Alder Stubbs, B.A.

Charles Alder Stubbs was born in Canonbury, Islington, London, the fifth of the eight children of the Reverend Stewart Dixon Stubbs (1839-1919) and Mary Elizabeth Stubbs née Alder (1825-1869). His ...

Person, Armed Forces, Religion

1 memorial
Lieutenant Hugh Cecil Benson

Lieutenant Hugh Cecil Benson

Hugh Cecil Benson was born on 3 July 1883 in London at 16, Young Street, Kensington Square, the elder son of Cecil Foster Benson (1857-1934) and Constance Mary Benson née O'Neill.(1860-1935). His b...

Person, Architecture, Armed Forces, Belgium

War dead, WW1
1 memorial
W. G. Gillham

W. G. Gillham

Co-partner or employee of the South Suburban Gas Company. Served but did not die in WW1.

Person, Armed Forces

War served, WW1
1 memorial
Lord Balmerino

Lord Balmerino

Jacobite.  Taken prisoner at the Battle of Culloden.  Tried and beheaded on the Tower Hill scaffold.

Person, Armed Forces, Execution, Scotland

1 memorial
Rifleman William Frederick Dines

Rifleman William Frederick Dines

William Frederick Dines was born on 10 September 1878, the youngest of the six children of Esau Dines (1842-1924) and Laura Jemima Dines née Angus (1843-1901). His birth was registered in the 4th q...

Person, Armed Forces, France

War dead, WW1
1 memorial