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December 16/17 1943 & The Battle of Berlin
Black Thursday,
16/17 December 1943, came one month into the Battle of Berlin,  Bomber Command's
all-out attempt to win the war by attacking
the German capital & other key cities.

But it was not the enemy which caused the mass RAF casualties of Black Thursday, but
Bomber Command's
perennial enemy,
the weather ...

Pathfinder flares going down over the target