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  • 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 3484

    A member of the ground crew poses in the narrow 'fighter-type' cockpit of one of No 44 Squadron's Hampdens, September 1941. Note his 'Rhodesia' shoulder title and the bomb tally painted on the fuselage.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "TOMLINSON M (MR)" (photographs)

    HU 42447

    Hampden AD 986 of No 106 Squadron at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, June 1941. This aircraft was lost over Germany on the night of 4-5 July 1941.

  • 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 4864

    A student observer contemplates his 'office' in the nose of a Hampden before embarking on an early-morning flight at No 5 Air Observers School at Jurby on the Isle of Man, January 1942.

  • 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 3481

    Hampdens of No 44 Squadron on a practice flight, September 1941. The foreground aircraft, AE257, was lost on an operation to Bremen on 21-22 October.

  • 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 4742

    A wintry scene at Balderton in Nottinghamshire on 20 January 1942 as aircrew return from a flight in a Hampden of No 408 (Goose) Squadron, RCAF.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    CH 10730

    On 2 August 1943, Hampden torpedo bombers of No 455 Squadron RAAF attacked a convoy off the Norwegian coast. This aircraft (L4105/D) suffered massive flak damage to its tail - half the elevator was blown away, the starboard fin twisted and the port...