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28th February 1942

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Events On This Day

The British Royal Air Force (RAF) Bristol Blenheims made daylight attack on docks at. Ostend. Night attack on Kiel and Wilhelmshaven., Fighter Command attacked airfields in occupied territory.

Russian Front, Heavy Russian attacks in the area of Lake Ilmen, on the Donetz front and in the Crimea.

Far East, Sea battle continued against Japanese expeditionary force making for Java. Japanese aircraft attacked Port Moresby.

Luftwaffe bomber destroyed off East Anglia.

British parachute troops infantry and naval forces made a successful combined raid on the night of 27-28 February 1942 on the German radio location post at Bruneval, near Le Havre. Operation Biting, also known as the Bruneval Raid, was the codename given to a British Combined Operations raid on a Luftwaffe radar installation in Bruneval, France that occurred between 27-28 February 1942 during the Second World War. Several of these installations had been identified from Royal Air Force aerial reconnaissance during 1941, but their exact use and the nature of the equipment that they possessed was not known. However, a number of British scientists believed that these stations had something to do with the heavy losses being experienced by RAF bombers conducting bombing raids against targets in Occupied Europe.

T22 Torpedo boat
Commissioned 28 February 1942

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Würzburg Radar Array At Bruneval Picture 1

RAF photo reconnaissance picture of the Würzburg radar array at Bruneval, France, taken by Squadron Leader A.E. Hill on 5 December 1941. Photos like this enabled a raiding force to locate, and make off with, the radar's vital components in February 1942 for analysis in Britain.

Würzburg Radar Array At Bruneval Picture 2

Another RAF photo but this time of a different angle.

Würzburg Radar Array At Bruneval Picture 3

Troops of the covering force and paratroopers practise their withdrawal to the landing craft during training in Britain

Würzburg Radar Array At Bruneval Picture 4

Another picture of ongoing training at Osmington beach in preparation for the raid.

Scientist Donald Priest Picture 5

Scientist Donald Priest with a part of the German radar system after the successful raid on Würzburg radar array at Bruneval.

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The Second Great War.
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The War Illustrated.
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2194 Days Of War.
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