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anemone
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100 (Bomber Suppost Group) RAF in WW2
Posted on: 10/20/2017 10:04:37 AM
No. 100 (Bomber Support) Group was a special duties group within RAF Bomber Command. The group was formed on 11 November 1943 to consolidate the increasingly complex business of electronic warfare and countermeasures in one organisation.

The group was responsible for the development, operational trial and use of electronic warfare and countermeasures equipment. It was based at RAF stations in East Anglia, chiefly Norfolk.

The group was a pioneer in countering the formidable force of radar-equipped Luftwaffe night fighters, using a range of electronic 'homers' fitted to de Havilland Mosquito fighters which detected enemy night fighter radar and radio emissions and allowed the RAF fighters to home in onto the Axis aircraft and either shoot them down or disrupt their missions against the bomber streams.
Other Mosquitoes would patrol around Luftwaffe fighter airfields ready to attack night fighters as they landed.

This constant harassment had a detrimental effect on the morale and confidence of many Luftwaffe crews and indirectly led to a high proportion of aircraft and aircrew wastage from crashes as night fighters hurried in to land to avoid the Mosquito threat (real or imagined).

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Jim
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anemone
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Re: 100 (Bomber Suppost Group) RAF in WW2
Posted on: 10/20/2017 1:11:02 PM
Addendum

No 100 Group operated from eight airfields with approximately 260 aircraft, 140 of which were various marks of Mosquito night fighter intruders with the remainder consisting of Handley Page Halifaxes, Short Stirlings, Vickers Wellingtons, Fortresses and Liberators carrying electronic jamming equipment. The group also operated the Bristol Beaufighter for a short time.


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George
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Re: 100 (Bomber Suppost Group) RAF in WW2
Posted on: 10/20/2017 3:58:26 PM
Hello Jim. I think that you may have this post in the wrong section. Did you intend it to be in the WW1 section?

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George

anemone
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Re: 100 (Bomber Suppost Group) RAF in WW2
Posted on: 10/21/2017 3:47:24 AM
Np George it was a mistake on my part-poor eyesight and a lack of due care and attention.


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George
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Re: 100 (Bomber Suppost Group) RAF in WW2
Posted on: 10/21/2017 6:50:29 AM
It happens Jim. Don't beat yourself up over it.

There must be a way to switch it to the WW2 section but I am not the guy to ask.

Cheers,

George

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