At 9.28pm on 16 May 1943, the first of 19 Lancaster heavy bombers lifted off the runway headed for the Ruhr region of Germany.
The skill and bravery of the pilots who flew at night, at 100ft (30m) or less over enemy territory is breathtaking. They flew so low that one hit the sea, which tore off the underslung bomb, and scooped up seawater into the fuselage, while another was engulfed in flames as it ploughed straight into high voltage electricity cables
I doff my cap.......
Edited by Dr H, 16 May 2014 - 09:34 PM.