3 Group Bomber Command by Chris Ward

By Chris Ward

During the fast interval ahead of international battle , the RAF changed its command constitution to rationalize for speedy enlargement. Bomber Command used to be divided into six operational teams, every one flying an identical kind of aircraft.

3 team had nearly thoroughly re-equipped with the Wellington by means of four September 1939 to hold out the second one bombing operation of the conflict which was once opposed to German warships off Brunsbüttel. In 1940 the 1st of the hot four-engined bombers, the quick Stirling, got here into provider with the crowd, being in 1942 by way of the Avro Lancaster. On 3rd/4th November 1943, No. three staff performed a number one half within the first bombing assault during which heavy bombers made use of the radar bombing relief often called G-H. the objective used to be Düsseldorf; bombs have been dropped "blind" and sturdy effects have been acquired. In July and August 1944, plane of this crew built with G-H maintained an all-weather assault opposed to flying-bomb websites. throughout the D-Day build-up, the liberation of France and conquest of Germany, formations of No. three workforce attacked railway junctions, marshalling yards, troop concentrations, etc.

During the week finishing twenty fifth March 1945, Bomber Command made a number of assaults to organize for the crossing of the Rhine.

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