Warsaw residents busy building barricades flinch instinctively as Luftwaffe bombs explode nearby, Sept 1939. Warsaw was seriously damaged by German aerial bombing during ten days of incessant attacks.
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Strategic bombing | Wikiwand
Strategic bombing is a military strategy used in total war with the goal of defeating the enemy by destroying its morale, its economic ability to produce and transport materiel to the theatres of military operations, or both. It is a systematically organized and executed attack from the air which can utilize strategic bombers, long- or medium-range missiles, or nuclear-armed fighter-bomber aircraft to attack targets deemed vital to the enemy's war-making capability.
PZL P.11c fighter (serial no 8.70) with white number 10 on the hull, flown during September 1939 campaign by second lieutenant Hieronim "Himek" Dudwał (four confirmed air victories). On the hull clearly visible the painted eagle owl - emblem of the 113th Fighter Squadron (part of famous Pursuit Brigade, designated for the air defence of Warsaw during Nazi Blitzkrieg).