80th Anniversary: Harris’s Attitude to the PFF

Sir Arthur Harris, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Bomber Command, had been strongly opposed to the setting up of a separate elite target-marking force, believing this would leave to rivalry and jealousy within the non-Pathfinder squadrons (known as Main Force) who would inevitably resent having their best crews taken away from them. He never quite got over being ordered to set up the Pathfinders against his wishes.

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Categories: ARCHIVE NEWS, Arthur Harris AOC-in-C, History of the PFF

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