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  • Avro Lancaster B Mark 1 ME559 'KC-Y', of No. 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force; Squadron leader Drew Wyness' aircraft after crash landing at Kegostrov in the Soviet Union, 12 October 1944, prior to the RAF's raid on the German Battleship 'Tirpitz', (Operation 'Paravane').

    Avro Lancaster B Mark 1 ME559 'KC-Y', of No. 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force; Squadron leader Drew Wyness' aircraft after crash landing at Kegostrov in the Soviet Union, 12 October 1944, prior to the RAF's raid on the German Battleship 'Tirpitz', (Operation 'Paravane').

    part of "CRESSWELL (MRS)" (photographs)

    MH 30798

    No description available

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    MH 4263

    An Avro Lancaster B Mark 1 (Special) of No. 617 Squadron RAF, loaded with a 22,000-lb MC deep-penetration bomb (Bomber Command executive code word 'Grand Slam'), running an engine test in its dispersal at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.

  • 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

    CH 15369

    A 22,000-lb MC high explosive deep-penetration bomb (Bomber Command executive codeword 'Grand Slam') is manoeuvred onto a trolley by crane in the bomb dump at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, for an evening raid by No. 617 Squadron RAF on 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: Royal Air Force official photographer

    C 5086

    Oblique photographic-reconnaissance aerial of the twin railway viaducts at Schildesche, Bielefeld, following the successful daylight attack by 15 Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on 14 March 1945. Five arches of the viaducts collapsed after 22,...

  • Official photograph

    Official photograph

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 1 106 (PR) Group

    CL 2189

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial of the twin railway viaducts at Schildesche, Bielefeld, after the successful daylight attack by 15 Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on 14 March 1945. Five arches of the viaducts have collapsed as a...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM FILM FRAMES COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: IWM staff photographers

    IWM FLM 2342

    Operation CHASTISE: the attack on the Moehne, Eder and Sorpe Dams by No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 16/17 May 1943. No. 617 Squadron practice dropping the 'Upkeep' weapon at Reculver bombing range, Kent. Second launch sequence (4): the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM FILM FRAMES COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: IWM staff photographers

    IWM FLM 2365

    Operation CHASTISE: the attack on the Moehne, Eder and Sorpe Dams by No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 16/17 May 1943. No. 617 Squadron practice dropping the 'Upkeep' weapon at Reculver bombing range, Kent. An 'Upkeep' bomb falls...

  • 617 SQUADRON (DAMBUSTERS) AT SCAMPTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, 22 JULY 1943

    617 SQUADRON (DAMBUSTERS) AT SCAMPTON, LINCOLNSHIRE, 22 JULY 1943

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR COLOUR TRANSPARENCY COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    TR 1126

    Flight Lieutenant Harold Sydney Wilson and crew. They did not fly on the Dams raid owing to illness. Left to right: Flight Sergeant Trevor H Payne, front gunner; Pilot Officer Thomas W Johnson, flight engineer; Sergeant Eric Hornby, rear gunner; Sergeant...

  • OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    part of "ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 6673

    Head and shoulders portrait of Wing Commander Guy P Gibson VC DSO & Bar DFC & Bar, Commanding Officer of No 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force, who led Operation Chastise. Photograph taken at the Royal Canadian Air Force Station at Rockliffe, Ontario...

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: AVRO 683 LANCASTER.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: AVRO 683 LANCASTER.

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Aircraft Production (MAP)

    ATP 11384C

    Type 464 (Provisioning) Lancaster, ED825/G, at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, during handling trials. One of some twenty aircraft specially built to carry the Upkeep weapon (“bouncing bomb”) on Operation CHASTISE (the Dams raid) by No. 617 Squadron RAF,...

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