THE STRATEGIC BOMBING OF GERMANY, 1942-1945

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  • CH 9029
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Photographs
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1943-03-26
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  • object name: negative
  • object category: Photography
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photographs

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Avro Lancaster B Mark III, ED724 'PM-M', of No. 103 Squadron RAF pauses on the flarepath at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire, before taking off for a raid on Duisburg, Germany, during the Battle of the Ruhr, 26 March 1943. Three searchlights (called 'Sandra' lights) form a cone to indicate the height of the cloud base for the departing aircraft.

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