Diary February 10, 1943

Whirlibombers
The Westland Whirlwind was Britain’s pioneer attempt to develop a twin-engined fighter, but only two squadrons use it. Nick-named ‘Whilrlbombers’, they flew mainly ‘Rhubarb’ offensive sweeps against the coastal areas of Western Europe, carrying two 500-lb bombs.
WW2 War Diary for Wednesday, February 10, 1943:

Sea War

Norwegian submarine Urred disappears off Bodo.
RAF ‘Whirlibombers’ hit German disguised raider Coronel as she attempts to break out into the Atlantic. Coronel puts into Boulogne.

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