Since I read the proper history of the Mosquito,, I have come to believe that using Lancasters,Fortresses and Liberators to destroy Germany was wrong. Before D-Day, they swapped to strategic targets and did much more damage to the German war machine. Remember between us all, the Allies lost 250,000 men bombing Germany. if we’d used Mosquitos, which carried the same bombload as a Fortress and could bomb Berlin twice in a night, we’d have shortened the war. It was all about vindictiveness. i’ve met Germans, who survived the fire-bombing and their attitude was the same as those in London in the Blitz. It didn’t work.
As to the Lincoln, I think the Aussies were the last to retire their big piston engined bombers, although we still had Shackletons for maritime patrol into the 1960s.
What this blog will eventually be about I do not know.
But it will be about how I’m coping with the loss of my wife in 2007 and how I manage with being a coeliac and recovering from a stroke. It will be about travel, football, horses, food, dogs, computers and family, that are some of the other things that fill my life.
And hopefully, it will get rid of the lonely times, I still suffer.