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Old 26th October 2019, 23:27
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Re: Friendly fire WWII

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Originally Posted by Six Nifty .50s View Post

August 1944
RAF heavy bombers hit Allied troops in error during Operation TRACTABLE causing about 490 casualties including 112 dead. The bombings also wiped out 265 Allied vehicles, 30 field guns and two tanks. In retaliation, British anti-aircraft guns opened fire on the RAF bombers. See p.122, Bickers, Richard Townshend. Air War Normandy (London: Leo Cooper, 1994).


Here´s an article on this accident in CMH:
Report on the Bombing of Our Own Troopsduring Operation “Tractable” 14 August 1944 by Arthur T. Harris:
https://scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcont...38&context=cmh


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