"The Bombing of Nuremberg"

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  1. ccheese

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    Almost finished this book, "The Bombing of Nuremberg" by James Campbell. This was reported to be the worse loss during a bombing
    raid, by the RAF, during WW-II. Ninety-six Halifax's Lancaster's were shot down. More were lost due to running out of fuel, crash
    landings, severe damage, etc. A good read with lots of personal stories of both the RAF Luftwaffe personnel who were there.

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    A very poorly planned raid they were flying over cloud with a very bright moon , it was almost like flying in daylight with the moon reflecting off the clouds
     
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    Not to mention the straight route in to Nuremberg and back out....

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    If you haven't already read 'The Nuremberg Raid : 30-31 March 1944' by Martin Middlebrook you should. Arguably THE definitive book on this sorry affair.
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