Talk:List of air operations during the Battle of Europe

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Cleanup and rename[edit]

The grammar and structure of this page are quite poor, often to the point of incomprehensibility. It looks like it was written by a non-native English speaker--but that's ok, everybody contributes what they can and I'm willing to help with the grammar issues.

However, before putting my time into this I'd like to see some evidence that the terms "The Battle of Europe" or "The Battle for European Fortress" are widely used to describe the topic of this article. At this point there isn't a single other Google result for "Battle of European Fortress", which isn't encouraging--and "Battle for Europe" seems to refer to World War II in general. If no such evidence can be found, I think there are two good options:

  1. Rename to List of air raids in World War II
  2. Turn into prose and merge with Strategic bombing during World War II

Other thoughts? vasi 04:50, 8 June 2007 (UTC)

I also have never heard of 'The Battle of Europe' or 'The Battle of European Fortress' (What's that?). The list idea looks the best. RASAM 10:59, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

I've just arrived here on the way to somewhere else; I presume 'European Fortress' is a reference to 'Fortress Europe', but I wouldn't say that was a common term in english, and is usually seen in connection with the Normandy landings. The strategic bombing page is already pretty big, but a list of air raids page sounds like a good idea. Xyl 54 (talk) 14:33, 5 December 2007 (UTC)

Its a list[edit]

This is supposedly a list of air operations in Europe during the war. It really needs to be merged into somewhere because there is already the strategic bombing article and here the coverage is ambiguous; what about tactical air support that was present at every major operational and strategic offensive? What about naval air arms? --mrg3105mrg3105 If you're not taking any flack, you're not over the target. 14:09, 7 February 2008 (UTC)

Axis bombing offensives in Europe(1942-1945)[edit]

Any reason these are at the end?--mrg3105 (comms) ♠♣ 21:52, 19 June 2008 (UTC)

Because it had been left in the middle of 1942. So not having time to sort it all into the correct years, I shifted it out.GraemeLeggett (talk) 11:31, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

To 15th of September 1940[edit]

Actual German losses from today´s research are 75. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 95.118.192.181 (talk) 16:34, 30 December 2008 (UTC)


Hi, i deleted a typo saying the first thousand bomber raid was in march 1943 source here http://www.raf.mod.uk/bombercommand/mar43.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by 93.97.51.208 (talk) 10:52, 14 January 2011 (UTC)

Use of Balkenkreuz for WW II German entries, please![edit]

When I noticed all of the WW II German entries at this page using the modern Bundeswehr "flanked" version of the WW I Eisernes Kreuz (iron cross) insignia first used by the Luftstreitkräfte of the German Empire nearly a century ago, I had to say to myself, "something's amiss...!!!"

Just thought that there IS a graphic of the WW II-era German Balkenkreuz available here at Wikipedia, and it would be much more appropriate to use a miniature version of that instead.

The PIPE (talk) 18:19, 13 November 2012 (UTC)