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  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7086

    Workers file aircraft blue prints at the Handley Page factory at Cricklewood.

  • UNDER FIRE - AS A REWARD: MORTAR BOMB PRODUCTION AND TESTING AT J & F POOL'S NO 1 WORKS, HAYLE, CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1943

    UNDER FIRE - AS A REWARD: MORTAR BOMB PRODUCTION AND TESTING AT J & F POOL'S NO 1 WORKS, HAYLE, CORNWALL, ENGLAND, 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 12418

    Workers at the small factory of J & F Pool Ltd operate lathes to bore and face the nose ends of mortar bombs. This is the first operation carried out after delivery of rough castings from the foundry. A pile of rough castings can be seen in the...

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7120

    A team of men haul the engines of this Halifax into position at the Handley Page factory in Cricklewood.

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7107

    Men and women at work on the tail of a Halifax bomber at the Handley Page factory at Cricklewood.

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7078

    H R Haynes, the New Designs Engineer, at work on a drawing in the Drawing Office at the Handley Page factory in Cricklewood. For censorship reasons, the picture on the drawing board is of an imaginary aircraft, rather than of the Halifax that he has...

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7080

    A striking portrait of engineers at work in the wind tunnel at the Handley Page factory at Cricklewood. They are preparing to test a model of a Halifax to see the effect that the opening of the bomb doors has on the aircraft.

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7100

    Spray painters at work in the paint shop of the Handley Page factory at Cricklewood. Paper has been taped over the windows of the front turret, cockpit and bomb aimer's compartment of this Halifax to protect the glass from the paint.

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7123

    An impressive view of a row of Halifax bombers being assembled at the Handley Page factory at Cricklewood. The aircraft can be seen looking from nose to tail, rather than in profile, with the tail of the first aircraft visible in the foreground.

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7106

    Men at work on a row of the propeller-end sections of engines for a Halifax bomber at the Handley Page factory in Cricklewood. The propellers themselves are not visible in the photograph.

  • BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    BIRTH OF A BOMBER: AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION IN BRITAIN, 1942

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Information Photo Division Photographer

    D 7137

    Preparations are underway for the first test flight of this Halifax bomber at Radlett airfield. Second Pilot Marsh prepares to record the instrument readings of the aircraft whilst in flight.

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