Operation Gomorrah The Hamburg Firestorm.
8vo. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. xiv + 197 pp. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in pictorial dust wrapper, which has sunned spine. A few small margin stains, but otherwise a very good copy. Illustrated by map frontispiece, 32 pages of black and white photographic plates and by 21 text figures and maps and plans in text. An account of the Allied air raids on Hamburg, in July 1943, which destroyed 22 square kilometres of the city, with the loss of 42,000 lives. The book describes the firestorm phenomenon, the technical advances of the navigational systems, Gee and H2S and the first use of Window (metal strips), which on this occasion, blinded the German air defence system. Gordon Musgrove joined the RAF in 1941, trained as a navigator in the US and flew in Wellingtons and Mosquitos of the Pathfinder Force.
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