Bomber Command Essays

  • Strategic Bombing During World War 2

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    new generation. The second was emphatically the first of a new era" . "The British strategic bomber campaign was of doubtful cost effectiveness" . Bomber Command was by far the largest claimant on labour and factory space within the armed forces. Relative to their size they suffered more casualties than any other sector. The Anglo-American bomber force was divided in terms of strategy. Bomber Command believed it was too risky to bomb by day, while the Americans believed it was too difficult to

  • The Atrocious Bombing of Dresden, Germany

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    On February 13-14, 1945 the British Royal Air Force gave the final clearance to commence what would later become known as one of the greatest atrocities that has ever been commited against a civilian population. That night the RAF launched 796 bombers and 9 Mosquitoes which carried 1,478 tons of explosives in addition to 1,182 tons of incendiary bombs (Dear 311) which turned the city of Dresden, Germany into a virtual inferno. This attack included another strike by the US Air Force the following

  • The Story of Radar

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    that the theory would work, but with a range of only 8 miles. Then and there started the radar research. By 1939, the Germans also had their own RDF installation, named the Freya. It proved quite effective in picking up British bombers, and they were able to pick up bombers ensemble at 114 kilometers. Although as early as September, Britain had radar stations all over the country,16 altogether to give air raid warnings, but those radar can only give air raid warnings, as it is designed to do. It can

  • Why the Major Cities of Britain Were Bombed by the Germans in 1940 - 1941

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    go ahead in German, Belgian and French harbours. As Hitler's generals were concerned about the damage the R.A.F could inflict upon their armada the invasion was postponed until the British air force had been annihilated. On 12th August the mass bomber attacks on radar stations, aircraft factories and fighter airfields began; This attack was followed by daily raids on Britain, this became the beginning of the Battle of Britain. Although these plans were drawn up Hitler was never very keen on

  • Iwo Jima Speech

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    Tokyo. No foreign army in Japan's 5000 year history had fought on Japanese soil. To the US, Iwo Jima was important because of its location, midway between Japan and American bomber bases in the Marianas. Iwo Jima with its three airfields was an ideal location for fighter-escort stations and as a safe haven for damaged bombers. TRANSITION: There are six men that standout from the rest, these men are known as the Flag Raisers. 1.     THE FLAG RAISING: Mount Suribachi is a 550 foot volcanic cone

  • The Contribution of Bomber Command was Decisive in Bringing About the Defeat of Germany

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    The Contribution of Bomber Command was Decisive in Bringing About the Defeat of Germany RAF Bomber Command may not have been the most crucial element bringing about the German's defeat, but it did have some small victories which proved to be useful in delaying Germany's advance. Such as dampening the increase of German munitions production, as well as diverting Nazi troops from the Eastern front to man over sixty thousand Anti-aircraft gun placements to protect Berlin from the onslaught of

  • Leadership In The Film '12 O' Clock High

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    Gately, and Colonel Keith Davenport exhibit wonderful examples of the different types of leadership used, and their effects on others. While the 918th bomber group destroys the German war machine, they also undergo intense psychological stress. However, the main conflict of the film becomes Savage trying to control and give hope to the men under his command. Statement

  • Smart Bombs: The History and Future of Strategic Bombardment

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    grandparents about something that they have experienced in their life. For me, some of the best stories came from my father about the air war that was waged over Europe during World War II. He often told me of a day that a formation of almost 1,000 bombers flew over his base: "The drone of the planes could be heard for miles and made us on the ground feel as small as ants. There were over 1,000 of them overhead, in a perfect formation, each one with four engines roaring. They looked invincible to

  • George Orwell's Coming Up for Air

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    town is fundamentally different then when George left it. The old brewery is gone and the main manufacturing in the city was bombs for the RAF. People in the streets are preparing for impending war with Germany. They are practicing for air raids and bombers are constantly flying overhead. The marketplace where all the shops were during his childhood is now called the “Old Market”. George could not even find his way around town because of all the new streets. He recognized many of the shops but they all

  • Why Hitler Decided to Bomb Major Cities in 1940-1941

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    factories at the start of the war. Factories were camouflaged making the pilots’ job harder. One of the most famous bombings was on Coventry. This was because Coventry was a big centre for industry. It was the heart of war production. After the bombers had left, Coventry was a rubble sight and was used in German propaganda. A Nazi minister ‘wittily’ created a new word to describe acting out destruction, ’Coventrize’. Coventry also had many car factories. Hitler tried to destroy the production

  • The Death Of The Ball Turret Gunner

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    inside the ball turret. Like any gunner on an aircraft the ball turret gunner is changed with defending the aircraft from attacking fighters, but the role of a ball turret gunner is extremely important to the survival of the slow and unmaneuverable bombers more so than almost any other position.(Bassett) The ball turret is positioned on the underbelly of the aircraft, although having this position provided great protection to the underside of the aircraft; it also poised a great threat to those who

  • Strategic Bombing Campaign Essay

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    From 1940 until 1945, the Strategic Bombing Campaign, which was commanded by Sir Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris (Siebert 2011), inflicted substantial damage on Germany’s war capacity in World War Two. This essay aims to evaluate the effectiveness of the Strategic Bombing Offensive in curtailing German power during the global war. Although it has been suggested that the Strategic Bombing Campaign contributed to the ending of World War Two in favour of the Allies, several operational errors of the strategic

  • Prejudice and Stereotyping in the Movie, Crash

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    because of his Muslim background. This feeling triggers in the owner, negative attitudes based on the assimilation and stereotypes with the Muslim race. Being immediately associated with the Al Qaeda terrorist group, which was responsible for suicidal bombers that have killed thousand of Americans. This negative attitude and violence observed in this particular scene, is an example of Prejudice, known as a negative feeling and predisposition of behavior towards a group or any member belonging to that

  • F-16 Research Paper

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         The first F-16 was developed in 1974. They wanted a lightweight fighter that wouldn’t cost as much as the fighters they had at the time. They also needed a way to have a bomber without going out and building another bomber which would cost millions more. So they decided to turn the F-16 into a fighter/bomber and it all worked out. Here’s how. The Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon      They F-16 Fighting Falcon was developed and produced by General Dynamics

  • Using Biometrics for Security

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    Using Biometrics for Security Today the protection of everything has become an important issue that affects everyone. Whether it’s protecting a cashier’s cash drawer or preventing a suicide bomber onto an aircraft. Either way there is going to be an increase and change in security. The advancement in the technology of computers has made it easier for people to get information. Today, a person can log onto the internet and view information on anything and everything. If an average person can

  • The Art Of Keeping Cool

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    there’s Robert’s mom, and his little 5 year-old sister, they lived in a farm but then they all went to Sachem’s Head to live with Robert’s grandparents, his aunt Nan and uncle Jake, just until his father returns from fighting overseas. His dad was a bomber pilot in Europe. Elliot, the cousin, was the ‘difficult’ type of person; he would put barricades and expect you to climb over them. Elliot would have his ‘personal world’, not letting others in easily, and he would ignore you if necessary, just so

  • Leadership

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    O’Clock High starring Gregory Peck as General Savage, Army Air Forces general. Based on a true story, Twelve O’Clock High is a inspirational account of the highly dangerous precision daylight bombing missions carried out by US Army Air Force’s 918th Bomber Group in England during the last part of World War II. In the beginning of the movie the squadron is commanded by general Davenport. It is very clear that General Davenport’s main concern is the wellbeing of his men. He obviously had developed close

  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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    his wife, Mildred, in bed listening to earplug radios, just as he has found her every night for the past two years. He finds an empty bottle of sleeping pills by her bed and calls the emergency hospital just as a sonic boom from a squadron of jet bombers shakes the house. The hospital sends out two workers with machines that pump Mildred's stomach and replace all her blood with fresh blood. Montag goes outside and listens to the laughter and the voices coming from the McClellan house. Montag goes

  • Joe Louis 'The Brown Bomber'

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    Joe Louis "The Brown Bomber" Joe Louis was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. Although throughout his life he lived in many places including Las Vegas and Chicago, he still always considered Detroit home. Officially Joe Louis Barrow, Joe was born in the foothills of Alabama to his mother Lillie and father Muroe Barrow on May 13, 1914. Munroe was a sharecropper, but was committed to an asylum when Joe was only two, and died when he was four. Following this his mother got a job doing washing to

  • Guernica's History

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    artist" (Wertenbaker 126). Most people do not even know that the ancient Basque village Guernica exits, let alone that one third of its citizens were senselessly slaughtered or wounded in little more than three hours. On April 26, 1937, German bombers attacked Guernica, an open city. The unprovoked attack began at 4:30, the busiest hour of a market day. The streets were jammed with townspeople and peasants from the countryside. Never before in modern warfare had noncombatants been slaughtered in