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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 91243

    Photograph looking back over the starboard wing of a Lancaster of No 61 Squadron, Bomber Command, after an attack on U-751 in the Bay of Biscay, 17 July 1942. The U-boat had been attacked and crippled by a Whitley of No 502 Squadron earlier, before being...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AUSTRALIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer

    AUS 1760

    A Lancaster crew of No 467 Squadron, RAAF, at Bottesford, Leicestershire, preparing to set off for Berlin on the evening of 31 August 1943. They are, from left: Flight Sergeants J Scott, G. Eriksen and A Boys, Sergeant C Adair, Flight Sergeant B Jones (...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AUSTRALIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographers

    AUS 2017

    The Duke of Gloucester, Governor-General Designate of the Commonwealth of Australia (standing fourth from right), watches armourers bombing up Lancaster I LL964/AR-D2 of No 460 Squadron, RAAF, during his visit to Binbrook in July 1944.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AUSTRALIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographers

    AUS 2023

    Lancaster W4783/AR-G "G for George" of No 460 Squadron, RAAF, was delivered in October 1942 and went on to complete ninety operations. It is seen here running up its engines at Prestwick on 11 October 1944, before setting out on its long...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "FOREIGN OFFICE POLITICAL INTELLIGENCE DEPARTMENT (PID) SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 74921

    "Nick the Nazi Neutralizer", a Lancaster III of No 463 Squadron, RAAF, being rearmed and refuelled at Waddington in early December 1944

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Ministry of Supply official photographer

    E(MOS) 1110

    The crew of the first Lancaster to reach Australia, ED 930 'Queenie', with their aircraft at Prestwick in May 1943, before setting off on its record-breaking 72 hour flight via Canada and the USA.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) 1944

    HU 74920

    The 'round the clock' bombing by RAF and USAAF necessitated closer liaison between the two bomber forces, and even at squadron level goodwill visits between neighbouring units helped foster the spirit of co-operation. Here a B-17 Flying...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

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

    CH 11929

    Lancaster I R5729/KM-A of No 44 Squadron at Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire, before setting out for Berlin on 2 January 1944.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

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

    CH 14855

    Crew members of Lancaster PA995/BQ-V of No 550 Squadron board their aircraft at North Killingholme for its 100th operation on 5 March 1945. Left to right are: Sergeant J Nicolson (mid-upper gunner), Flight Sergeant Jack Bold (bomb aimer) and Sergeant M...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 103 Squadron, Bomber Command Photographer

    CH 8965

    Lancaster III ED646/PM-V of No 103 Squadron at Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire, early March 1943. As part of the publicity for 'Wings For Victory Week' (6-13 March) the station photographer was required to supply photographs of the men and machines...

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