Our branch of the Western Front Association (Central Ontario) had a special visit from author Martin Middlebrook yesterday, and to make the occasion all the more enjoyable, it was held at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton. During his second discussion of the day, on the Nuremburg raid of 30/31 March 1944, which he wrote about, Middlebrook was asked if Bomber Command sought to deliberately start firestorms and it was his opinion that they did not - they were just the result of the normal payload of HE plus incendiaries that needed the right weather conditions to result in one. I thought I had read somewhere, however, that there were deliberate attempts to recreate the phenomenon. Can anyone shed any light on this?