bomber aircrew


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Noun1.bomber aircrew - the crew of a bomber
air crew, aircrew - the crew of an aircraft
bombardier - the member of a bomber crew responsible for using the bombsight and releasing the bombs on the target
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CAMPAIGNERS were forging ahead today with plans to erect an official memorial commemorating thousands of bomber aircrew who lost their lives during the Second World War.
Francis writes, 'While fighter pilots tended to conceptualize their war as one in which the individual could still feel that he had freedom of action and could control his fate, bomber aircrew demonstrated much more definitively the fact that the flyer was ultimately a man disciplined by technology'.
It further touches on the desperate lot of the British bomber aircrews, their loss rates, the misunderstanding associated with treating woes stemming from low morale, and its connection to faulty leadership: "The class-conscious British hierarchy did little to instill faith in one's superiors, who may have been promoted through family connections or had the privilege of an upper-class education" (p.