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  • handkerchief, RAAF

    handkerchief, RAAF

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 4569

    Handkerchief associated with the Second World War service of Pilot Officer H E Holland in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). Having been shot down Pilot Officer Holland successfully evaded capture in France, leaving his blue cotton RAAF handkerchief...

  • THE STRATEGIC BOMBING OF GERMANY AND OCCUPIED EUROPE, 1942-1945

    THE STRATEGIC BOMBING OF GERMANY AND OCCUPIED EUROPE, 1942-1945

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 21 Squadron RAF 1942-12-06

    C 3268

    Operation OYSTER, the daylight attack on the Philips radio and valve works at Emmasingel, Eindhoven, Holland, by No. 2 Group, 6 December 1942. Low-level oblique photograph showing incendiary bombs dropped by Lockheed Venturas bursting on the roof of the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "CHRISTIE MICHAEL (MR)" (photographs) Made by: Christie M

    HU 92126

    Newly-completed Avro Lancaster B Mark IIIs on the apron of the A V Roe & Co. factory at Woodford, Cheshire. NE124 (centre) served as 'OF-J' with No. 97 Squadron RAF and was shot down over France by a German night-fighter while raiding the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 11269

    Avro Lancaster B Mark I, HK700 'GI-Y', of No. 622 Squadron RAF releasing its bombs over a target during a daylight sortie to France.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Mouzon L (Fg Off): No. 541 Squadron RAF

    HU 92973

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial, taken from 26,000 feet, showing severe damage to the tank and lorry depot at the German military base near Mailly-le-Camp, France, after the attack by aircraft of Bomber Command on the night of 3/4 May 1944....

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Crakanthorp (Flt Lt):

    HU 92968

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing damage to the concrete U-boat shelters at Brest, following two Bomber Command daylight raids: the first by ten Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on 12 August 1944; the second on the following day...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    C 4475

    An Avro Lancaster leaves the target area (top left), as smoke from exploding bombs smothers the village of Cagny, south-east of Caen, France. 942 aircraft of Bomber Command were despatched to bomb German-held positions, in support of the Second Army...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Graham (Fg Off): No. 106 (PR) Group

    HU 92978

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial, taken from 10,000 feet, showing the southern entrance of the Saumur railway tunnel following the attack on it by 22 Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 8/9 June 1944. This raid was the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS BY THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECONNAISSANCE UNITS, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Reeves (Fg Off): No. 106 (PR) Group

    HU 92977

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial, taken from 24,000 feet, showing the St Jean district of Caen, France, destroyed by two heavy raids on the city by aircraft of No. 5 Group, Bomber Command, on the nights of 6/7 and 12/13 June 1944. The Bassin...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    CL 344

    Avro Lancasters carpet bomb a road junction near Villers Bocage, Normandy, France through which the 2nd and 9th SS Panzer Divisions were expected to move to carry out an attack on the junction of the British and American armies. The daylight attack, by...

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