mobile nav

Subject

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. 

See other memorials in this area

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

Information Commemorated at

Bomber Command Memorial

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

Read More

Bomber Harris

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

Read More