The raid on the Parnall Aircraft factory was carried out by a lone German Heinkel 111 P-2 which flew a so-called ‘pirate’ attack in broad daylight specifically to bomb the factory. The bombs were released from a height of 30 metres. The plane was hit by British anti-aircraft fire, but limped on one engine back to its base at Bourges in France, landing 5 hours and 50 minutes after initial take-off. This selection of resources covers various aspects of the raid.
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