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Stalking the U-BoatU.S. Naval Aviation in Europe during World War I$
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Geoffrey L. Rossano

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034881

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034881.001.0001

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The Northern Bombing Group

The Northern Bombing Group

(p.314) 11 The Northern Bombing Group
Stalking the U-Boat

Geoffrey L. Rossano

University Press of Florida

The Northern Bombing Group, a unit established to destroy German submarine facilities at Bruges-Ostend-Zeebrugge through aerial assault, became the largest naval aviation initiative of World War I. Initially envisioned as employing roughly 6,000 men, it would have utilized hundreds of frontline aircraft, several airfields positioned across a wide swath of Flanders, and a huge assembly and repair base in southern England. The NBG represented the supreme embodiment of the Department's aggressive approach to combating the U-boat menace. To achieve its objective, the Navy created six day and six night squadrons to carry out “round the clock” attacks by light and heavy bombers.

Keywords:   Northern Bombing Group, aerial assault, naval aviation, airfields, World War I, U-boat

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