Airborne Cigar Lancaster dropping bombs

PThompsonKG15010048.jpg
PThompsonKG15010049.jpg

Title

Airborne Cigar Lancaster dropping bombs

Description

Air-to-air photograph of a Lancaster dropping a mixed bomb load on a daylight operation.

Date

1944-10-15

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Newspaper cutting

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Contributor

Identifier

PThompsonKG15010048, PThompsonKG15010049

Transcription

Record bombing attack on Duisburg, largest inland port in Europe, about 150 miles from the mouth of the Rhine, was carried out on October 15, 1944. This, the RAF's biggest single night operation, followed a similar attack the previous day, when over a 1.000 Lancasters and Halifaxes dropped nearly 5,000 tons of bombs, for the loss of 14 bombers. From one of the Lancasters (above) a 4,000 lb bomb and a shower of incendiaries fall. Photo, British Official.

Collection

Citation

“Airborne Cigar Lancaster dropping bombs,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 30, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/17600.

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