Operation Corona

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The purpose of Operation Corona was to confuse the German nightfighters during the raids on German cities during WWII. It was first used during the attack on the German industrial center of Kassel on the night of October 22/23 1943 in which 90% of the city fell to ashes, leaving 10,000 dead and 150,000 homeless. During the first years of war many people, mostly Jews, fled Nazi-Germany to England. These people were very valuable to RAF Bomber Command, since they natively spoke any German accent. These people were capable of countermanding the orders given from the senior officers in the Air Defence headquarters, and so redirect the nightfighters to other targets or give them orders to land immediately at an airbase.

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