Operation Fledermaus


'Fliedermaus' was a German small-scale air operation to bomb the British airfields used by Air Marshal Sir Richard Peirse’s RAF Bomber Command (12 May 1941).

The undertaking was intended to keep the British off balance as their aircraft started to take the air offensive to the Germans in occupied Europe at a time when Germany was shifting the focus of its military effort eastward in preparation for 'Barbarossa'.