A narrow escape over Bremerhaven

26th October 1941: Searchlights catch a RAF bomber over the German port

The Whitley bomber was the main aircraft of Bomber Command during the first years of the war but was now being gradually replaced by the Halifax and later the Lancaster.

On the night of 26/27th October 1941 RAF Bomber Command were again visiting northern Germany. Nineteen year old Canadian Flight Sergeant Dick Lord was a pilot of a Whitley bomber from 77…

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