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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE, 1939-1940.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE, 1939-1940.

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

    C 337

    The Under-Secretary of State for Air, Captain H H Balfour, questions an Air Commodore about 250-lb GP bombs, which are about to be loaded into a Bristol Blenheim Mark IV of the Advanced Air Striking Force on a snow-covered airfield in France.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BRISTOL TYPE 156 BEAUFIGHTER.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BRISTOL TYPE 156 BEAUFIGHTER.

    part of "BRITISH AIRCRAFT OF THE PERIOD 1939-1945" (photographs)

    MH 5688

    Beaufighter TF Mark X, NT921 of No. 254 Squadron RAF, on test with the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, loaded with two 250-lb GP bombs under the fuselage and two 250-lb depth charges under each wing. NT921...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE IN FRANCE, 1939-1940.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE IN FRANCE, 1939-1940.

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

    C 1781

    Composite of two aerial photographs taken during an attack on Ypenburg airfield, Holland, by Bristol Blenheim Mark IVs of the Advanced Air Striking Force. 250-lb GP bombs can be seen falling over the main Delft-Den Haag road onto the airfield where two...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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

    AUS 575

    A Bristol Blenheim Mark IV drops a mixed load of 250-lb and 40-lb GP bombs from its bomb-carriers over Vichy French positions in Syria.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "DE HAVILLAND AIRCRAFT COMPANY" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    HU 1632

    A 250-lb GP bomb fitted to the port wing pylon of De Havilland Mosquito FB Mark VI, LR356 'YH-Y', of No. 21 Squadron RAF at Thorney Island, Hampshire.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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

    ME(RAF) 7295

    Armourers prepare to load 250-lb GP bombs onto Curtiss Kittyhawk Mark IIIs of No. 260 Squadron RAF, at Marble Arch landing ground, Libya. The truck towing the bomb-trolleys has been fitted with a tripod-mounted Browning machine-gun.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE BOMBER COMMAND, 1942-1945.

    part of "RIDEAL E C (SQUADRON LEADER)" (photographs)

    HU 81281

    Armourers load 250-lb GP bombs into a Lockheed Ventura Mark II of No. 464 Squadron RAAF at Methwold, Norfolk, using a bomb-trolley borrowed from No. 487 Squadron RNZAF.

  • 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: No. 2 Group RAF

    C 3327

    A shower of 250-lb GP bombs descend towards Abbeville/Drucat airfield in France during an attack on fighter dispersals by 18 Lockheed Venturas from No. 21 Squadron RAF and No. 464 Squadron RAAF..

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE 1939-1940.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE 1939-1940.

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

    C 604

    Armourers unloading 250-lb GP bombs from a trolley in front of a Fairey Battle of No. 226 Squadron, in the snow at Reims-Champagne.

  • 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: No. 21 Squadron RAF

    C 3307

    Vertical aerial photograph taken during a 'Circus' operation. 250-lb GP bombs fall from a Lockheed Ventura (extreme right) past the old fortifications of Den Helder, Holland, during a daylight raid by six aircraft of No. 21 Squadron RAF on the...

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