Black Thursday, 16/17 December 1943 – 70th Anniversary

In anticipation of the 70th anniversary of Black Thursday, which comes in just over a week’s time, a number of additional pages will be added on this website which detail the tragic events of that night and their aftermath. Probably nothing makes the human cost more vivid that the official RAF photographs of the funerals of the dead airmen at Cambridge City Cemetery. These photographs were mainly taken for the benefit of the families of Dominion aircrew, so that they could see the respect with which their loved ones had been buried.