ABSTRACT

In the April 1945 issue of Impact (an official US Army Air Forces [USAAF] publication), an article entitled ‘RAF is a Potent Bombing Partner’ offered this back-handed praise of the Royal Air Force’s Bomber Command:

Where American bombers in 1943 and 1944 were the pin-point specialists and the RAF employed their saturation tactics, the two forces now operate in a much similar fashion. The successful joint oil and aircraft production campaign now permits the RAF to operate around the clock with relative impunity and to practice daylight bombing as devastating as Eighth Air Force’s best.1