Category: RAF WW2

June 8 – First use of Tallboy bombs by RAF

The Saumur Railway Tunnel Raid

May 30 – Downpatrick air gunner was on first 1,000 bomber raid

Over 30 operations, shot down and became POW. Marched across Germany he was repatriated in 1945

May 30 – First thousand plane raid on Germany 1942

Women pilots of Air Transport Auxiliary. Roll of Honour. Events On This Day.

May 16/17 – Portrush can claim Ireland’s only Dambuster

Overview of Operatio Chastise, the Dams raid. Roll of Honour and events On this day

May 14 – First RAF VC of WW2 awarded to Irish pilot this week

Newspaper reports. RH and events On this day

On this day – January 31

Ireland’s Call : Sporting Heroes Who Fell in The Great War – On this day NI submariners perished in ’The Battle of May’ in WW1 – RAF Squadron 103’s NI aircrew

World War 2 Life stories – 4

Coleraine Inst rowing brothers died on active service – HMS Caroline officer was present at the surrender of the Japanese navy in Tokyo Bay – RAF from NI commemorated on Singapore Memorial

World War 2 Life stories – 3

Ballymena Military Policeman had prior skills for seagoing and jungle warfare – Ballyclare brothers in tanks of the Irish Guards in heart-breaking incident at Arnhem – Belfast airman who stayed at large in Belgium after being shot down