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  • 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,...

  • 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. 617 Squadron RAF

    C 4089

    Vertical aerial photograph showing the Gnome-Rhone aero-engine factory at Limoges under attack from Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 8/9 February 1944, after being accurately marked at low-level by the Squadron Commander, Wing...

  • 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: No. 542 Squadron RAF

    C 5895

    Operation CHASTISE: the attack on the Moehne, Eder and Sorpe Dams by No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 16/17 May 1943. Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial of the Sorpe Dam in the Ruhr, Germany, after the Dams raid. Damage to the crest of 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: No. 106 (PR) Group RAF

    C 4667

    Verical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing a damaged section of the Dortmund-Ems canal near Ladbergen, north of Munster, Germany, following a raid by aircraft of No. 5 Group, Bomber Command, on the night of 23/24 September 1944. Breaches have...

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

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

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Fray, J (Fg Off): No. 542 Squadron RAF

    CH 9687

    Aerial reconnaissance (vertical) photograph showing the breach in the Mohne Dam caused by No 617 Squadron, Royal Air Force's raid on 16 May 1943. The Eder Dam was breached in the same operation by means of 'bouncing' bombs designed by Dr...

  • The First Ten-ton Raid made by Bomber Command on Germany, March 1945

    The First Ten-ton Raid made by Bomber Command on Germany, March 1945

    (art) Made by: Stafford-Baker, Julius 1945-06-22

    Art.IWM ART LD 5407

    image: A view of the bomb-damaged remains of a viaduct. The bomb has completely destroyed the top of the bridge in the foreground, and pieces of the railway track can be seen lying amongst the rubble and hanging off the top of the viaduct to the right...