Diary February 10, 1943

Whirlibombers

The Westland Whirlwind was Britain’s pioneer attempt to develop a twin-engined fighter, but only two squadrons use it. Nick-named ‘Whilrlbombers’, they flew mainly ‘Rhubarb’ offensive sweeps against the coastal areas of Western Europe, carrying two 500-lb bombs.

WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, February 10, 1943:

Sea War

Norwegian submarine Urred disappears off Bodo.
RAF ‘Whirlibombers’ hit German disguised raider Coronel as she attempts to break out into the Atlantic. Coronel puts into Boulogne.

Call of War
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