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Battle of Berlin (air)
- This article is about strategic bombing raids on Berlin. For the capture of Berlin in 1945 see Battle of Berlin.
The term Battle of Berlin is sometimes restricted to the Royal Air Force for a bombing campaign on Berlin between November 1943 and March 1944. Bomber Command organised sixteen major attacks on the German capital. During these attacks the RAF destroyed over 6,000 acres (24 km²) and lost 300 aircraft.
However the RAF battle honour is for bombardment of Berlin by aircraft of Bomber Command 1940-1945. There were many other raids on Berlin by the RAF and the USAAF Eighth Air Force in the strategic bombing campaign.
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