Bomber Command crews
Group From 14/7/1936
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.