Nazi Spy Jets - Secret UK Missions

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In 1944-45, the Luftwaffe launched a series of secret photo-reconnaissance missions over Britain using the Arado Ar 234, the world's first twin-engine jet bomber. Why? To support a fresh U-boat campaign against UK inshore shipping. Found out the full story here...

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Primary Source:
- 'Arado Ar 234 Bomber and Reconnaissance Units' by Robert Forsyth and Nick Beale, (Osprey: 2020)

Credits: The National Archives; Library of Congress; Heriberto Arribar Abato; Wilson44691; National Air & Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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