Daylight bombing of Pula harbour

PBaileyHH1608.jpg
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Title

Daylight bombing of Pula harbour

Description

Oblique aerial photograph of the harbour of Pula in Croatia centered on Otočić Sveti Andrija. The photograph focus is poor and has been folded several times resulting in horizontal tear marks cross the image. A big smoke cloud is rising from an explosion on Otok Katerina: other explosions are visible on land and water. {The donor identifies the splash, centre, to the impact crash of a B-24. The unit is 31 Squadron SAAF}

On the reverse:

'“POLA” NORTH EAST ITALY {sic}
NAVAL BUILDINGS AND HARBOUR INSTALLATIONS.
CREW.
LT. VAN DER WANT. PILOT
LT. ROBERTS. 2ND PILOT
LT. PERKINS. NAVIGATOR
F/O DE LONGH BOMB AIMER
SGT. SHE [two indecipherable letters] ERDINE WIRELESS OP
[indecipherable rank] WYNNE. MID UPPER GUNNER
[indecipherable name and rank] GUNNER
SGT. BAILEY REAR GUNNER
13,708
AIRCRAFT. LIBERATOR
FLAK. HEAVY, ACCURATE AND INTENSE
LARGE EXPLOSION IN TARGET AREA SMOKE RISING TO 4/500ft'

Additional information about this item has been kindly provided by the donor.

Date

1944

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Type

Format

One b/w photograph with annotations on reverse

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Rights

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Identifier

PBaileyHH1608, PBaileyHH1609

Collection

Citation

“Daylight bombing of Pula harbour,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/1174.

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