The Isle of Wight is littered with WWII bomb craters created by German bombers jettisoning unused ordnance after raiding the UK and before crossing the Channel back to their home airfields across the Channel.
JE comments: The Luftwaffe must have thought it preferable to harass the Caulkheads rather than simply to drop the bombs in the Channel. But any jettisoned ordnance is militarily ineffective. I'm curious: when planning a mission, how much emphasis is placed on not "wasting" the bombs? Do pilots get in trouble for this? I hope Michael Sullivan can enlighten us.