THE STRATEGIC BOMBING OF GERMANY, 1942-1945

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  • ZZZ 6965C
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1942-05-31
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  • object name: Official photograph
  • object category: Photography
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photographs

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Members of No. 106 Squadron RAF, including their Commanding Officer, Wing Commander Guy Gibson (standing middle, front row), celebrate on their return to Coningsby, Lincolnshire, from the 'Thousand Bomber' raid on Cologne, Germany, 31 May 1942. The Squadron's Avro Manchesters, in the course of replacement by Lancasters at this time, are parked off the perimeter track in the background.

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