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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: No. 106 (PR) Group RAF

    C 4885

    Vertical photographic reconnaissance aerial taken over the E- and R-Boat pens at Ijmuiden, Holland, following the daylight raid by 17 Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF, led by their Commanding Officer, Wing Commander J B Tait, on 15 December 1944...

  • 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: Donaghue (Flt Lt): No. 541 Squadron RAF

    HU 92987

    Enlargement of part of a vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing the German secret weapon (V3) site at Mimoyecques, near Marquise, France, after the daylight attack by aircraft of Bomber Command on 6 July 1944. The 18-foot thick concrete...

  • 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) Wing RAF

    C 4299

    Part of a vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing the remains of the field air park and signals equipment depot at St Cyr, France, following the precision bombing attack by Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 10/11 April...

  • 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 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

    CL 2830

    The German battleship TIRPITZ, lying capsized in in Tromso fjord, attended by a salvage vessel. The already damaged ship was finally sunk in a combined daylight attack by Nos. 9 and 617 Squadrons RAF on 12 November 1944, (Operation CATECHISM). The hole...

  • 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) Wing RAF

    C 4209

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing devastation caused to the Michelin rubber works at Clermont-Ferrand, France as the result of a precision attack carried out by 21 Avro Lancasters of No. 5 Group, Bomber Command on the night of 16/17...

  • 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: Donaghue (Flt Lt): No. 541 Squadron RAF

    C 4447

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing the German secret weapon (V3) site at Mimoyecques, near Marquise, France, after the daylight attack by aircraft of Bomber Command on 6 July 1944. Many craters from previous attacks by Allied aircraft...

  • 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

    CL 1933

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing severe damage to the base facilities and buildings of the German midget submarine pens at Poortershaven, Holland, following a daylight attack by 18 Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on 3 February...

  • 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...

  • THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939 - 1945: THE STRATEGIC AIR OFFENSIVE

    THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939 - 1945: THE STRATEGIC AIR OFFENSIVE

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

    C 3371

    An Avro Lancaster of No 1 Group, Bomber Command, silhouetted against flares, smoke and explosions during the attack on Hamburg, Germany, by aircraft of Nos 1, 5 and 8 Groups on the night of 30/31 January 1943. This raid was the first occasion on which...

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • 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: Crakanthorp (Flt Lt):

    HU 92968

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing damage to the concrete U-boat shelters at Brest, following two Bomber Command daylight raids: the first by ten Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on 12 August 1944; the second on the following day...

  • 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: Merifield J R H (Sqn Ldr) and Whalley W N (Fg Off): No. 540 Squadron RAF

    C 4225

    Low-level oblique photographic-reconnaissance aerial taken by De Havilland Mosquito PR Mark IX, LR422, flown by the Commanding Officer of No. 540 Squadron RAF, Wing Commander J R H Merifield, showing part of the severely-damaged Gnome-Rhone aero-engine...

  • 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: Graham (Fg Off): No. 106 (PR) Group

    HU 92978

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial, taken from 10,000 feet, showing the southern entrance of the Saumur railway tunnel following the attack on it by 22 Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 8/9 June 1944. This raid was 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...

  • 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: Vickers (Fg Off) and Mosley (Flt/Sgt): No. 106 (PR) Wing

    HU 92970

    Vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial, photographed from 30,000 feet, showing the severely-damaged the Gnome-Rhone aircraft engine factory at Limoges, France, after the precision attack by No. 617 Squadron RAF on the night of 8/9 February 1944....

  • 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) Wing RAF

    C 4275

    Part of a vertical photographic-reconnaissance aerial showing wrecked and damaged buildings of the Breguet aircraft factory at Toulouse, France, following the accurate raid by aircraft of No. 5 Group, Bomber Command, on the night of 5/6 April 1944. The...

  • 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...