black lacquered wooden door plaque, 485mm x 75mm x 6mm
Bomber Command Wooden door plaques - (L) 485mm x (W) 75mm x (D) 6mm
RAF Bomber Command controlled the RAFs bomber forces from 1936 to 1968. When the Second World War started, Frankling D. Roosevelt, President of the then neutral United States, asked the major belligerents to confine their air raids to military targets; however following the GermanRotterdam Blitz of 14 May 1940, RAF Bomber Command was authorised to attack German targets east of the Rhine. Later in the War the command destroyed a significant proportion of Nazi Germany's industries notably in the Rhur valley and many German cities includingCologne and Dresden in 1945. The raids caused the loss of up to 600,000 civilian lives. Bomber Command crews suffered extremely high casualty rates and RAF Bomber Command had 19 Victoria Cross recipients.