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The Air War

Question: Who took over as Head of Bomber Command in February 1942 and held the position until the end of the war?

Answer: Sir Arthur “Bomber” Harris

Question: Who led the Dambuster Raid?

Answer: Wing Commander Guy Gibson 

Question: Who invented / designed the “bouncing bomb” used in the Dambuster Raid?

Answer: Barnes Wallis 

Question: Britain’s principle bomber in WW2 was to become the Avro Lancaster; the American principlal bomber would be the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.  Which of these two planes could carry the greater weight of bombs?

Answer: Avro Lancaster 

Question: What is the name given to the British Air Raids over Cologne and Essen in late May and early June 1942?

Answer: The Thousand Bomber Raids