Homberg and a Lancaster exploding in mid-air

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Title

Homberg and a Lancaster exploding in mid-air

Description

Three photographs from an album.
Photo 1 is an air-to-air photograph of an aircraft exploding after a direct hit.
Photo 2 is an air-to-air photograph of burning pieces of an aircraft after a direct hit.
Photo 3 is a vertical aerial photograph of Homberg being bombed.

Date

1944-11-20
1944-11-21

Temporal Coverage

Language

Type

Format

Three b/w photographs on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

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Identifier

PFordTA17040012, PFordTA17040013

Transcription

[Photograph]

Homberg.

[Photograph]

[Photograph]
2329 MEP 21.11.44// 8” 20,000’ 080° 1509 HOMBERG Z
IHC4000IN,14GP 500DT. 2MC 500DT. C.37 Secs F/O FORD Y.75

ABOVE LEFT :- The operation on HOMBERG oil refinery on 20/11/44 was an unfortunate one for our squadron because we lost 3 aircraft. The photo is of an aircraft which exploded as we neared the target and the photo at BOTTOM LEFT shows the burning pieces of an aircraft dropping after it had had a direct hit. ABOVE :- Bombs exploding in a built-up area when we attacked the same target the next day.

Citation

“Homberg and a Lancaster exploding in mid-air,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 3, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23983.

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