ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.
- Catalogue number
- C 4885
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- Alternative names
- object name: Official photograph
- object name: Aerial photograph (vertical)
- object category: Black and white
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Vertical photographic reconnaissance aerial taken over the E- and R-Boat pens at Ijmuiden, Holland, following the daylight raid by 17 Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF, led by their Commanding Officer, Wing Commander J B Tait, on 15 December 1944. Craters ring the target area, and part of the roof over the west half (i.e. lower) of the pen entrances has collapsed as a result of bombs blasting away the division walls. 617 Squadron used 12,000-lb deep penetration 'Tallboy' bombs, one of which has completely perforated the roof, leaving a 15-foot diameter hole.
Associated people and organisations
- RAF Precision Raids, Germany, Second World War
- Allied Air Offensive 1942-1945, North West Europe, Second World War
- German Navy 1939-1945
- Royal Air Force 1939-1945, Bomber Command
- Royal Air Force 1939-1945, Coastal Command
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