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From their institution in June 1940, the Commando devices carried out a succession of bold hit-and-run raids from the ocean into North-West Europe, Scandinavia, Italy and the center East. one of the hugely publicised Commando operations have been the raids on Vaagso, Dieppe, and St Nazaire. The Commandos additionally spawned a number different targeted Forces, together with the specified Air provider, specific Boat carrier and the Parachute Regiment. This conflict Orders identify presents an in depth exam of the military (and later Royal Marine) Commandos raised within the uk, from their inception in 1940 via to 1946, whilst the military Commandos have been disbanded and the position was once assigned completely to the Royal Marines.

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LA-26A-533 RADAR TRANSPONDER ANTENNA Antenna suite was sophisticated for B-26Ks, as drawn for a technical manual. (Don Keller collection) the cause was ultimately traced to a quirk originating out of the use of underwing bomb pylons on these Invaders to carry 750-pound bombs. The weight of the wing bombs did not overstress the B-26s in flight, but repeated bouncing over uneven taxiways, ramps, and runways was flexing the wings downward under the heavy bomb loads, hastening their structural fatigue.

Strikes on these targets must be made within the current Rules of Engagement. " Airmen were often hobbled by Rules of Engagement over Southeast Asia that had the unintended consequence of broadening the sanctuary enjoyed by the enemy. " To enhance their utility at night, Counter Invaders typically flew with black undersurfaces; some early B-26Ks were finished with light undersurfaces for day work. s. In combat over Southeast Asia, higher bomb release minimums were established. "The nearly mile high minimums necessitated some addition- DOUGLAS A-26INVADEB 59 al windage and sight corrections.

Ibid. 25 Interview, author with CMSgt. Doug Nelson, USAF (Ret), 10 June 1998. WARBIRDTECH..

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