MOONSHINE BOYS

2018 THEY FOOLED GERMAN DEFENCES BY ‘SPOOFING’ A SOPHISTICATED ENEMY RADAR SYSTEM – BUT IT WAS PERILOUS WORK FOR THOSE FLYING THE BOULTON PAUL DEFIANTS, AS SEAN FEAST REVEALS

As Arthur Harris took over at Bomber Command in February 1942, his arrival signalled a major change in the fortunes of the ‘Bomber Boys’. Believing that aerial bombardment at an uncompromising level could win the war, Harris sought to prove his theory had merit with showpiece raids involving more than a thousand aircraft a time.

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