ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.
- Catalogue number
- CL 2731
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- Alternative names
- object name: Official photograph
- object name: Aerial photograph (oblique)
- object category: Black and white
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Low-level oblique aerial photograph of the bomb-cratered German secret weapon site at Mimoyecques, near Marquise, France. At upper centre is the concrete slab covering the batteries of 'high pressure pump' guns (V3 weapon) which were to have fired on London. The site was attacked by No. 617 Squadron RAF in daylight on 6 July 1944 with 12,000 'Tallboy' deep penetration bombs, which caused the collapse of some galleries and one of the gun shafts, and inhibited any further work on the weapon until the site was overrun by the Canadian Army the following month.
Associated people and organisations
- RAF Raids on V-Weapon Sites 1943-1945, North West Europe, Second World War
- Allied Air Offensive 1942-1945, North West Europe, Second World War
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