ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.
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Armourers fuzing a 4,000-lb HC bomb ("Cookie") at Kairouan West, Tunisia, before loading it into a Vickers Wellington Mark X of No. 205 Group RAF, during preparations for a night bombing raid on Salerno, Italy, prior to the Allied landings at there, (Operation AVALANCHE). Another airman carries winches aft of the bomb-bay in order to manoeuvre the bomb underneath the aircraft.