Clearing snow and Joigny-la-Roche



Clearing snow and Joigny-la-Roche


Top - four airmen, two wearing greatcoats, one battledress and one flying jacket, two with shovels, standing in line in snow in front of a Lancaster. Other aircraft parked in the distance behind. Submitted with description 'Clearing snow, RAF Metheringham. Annotated "Left - right: Jock (F/E), Mac (RG), Ted Hamilton (pilot) and Ken Kimble (MUG)". The pilot is F/O W E Hamilton who served with 106 Sqn from September 1944 until posted away in April 1945. This dates this image as winter 1944/1945'
Bottom - target photograph of Migennes within a series of roads running bottom left to top middle with a built up area on the right. There is an aircraft below - one third way down on right side. Captioned 'Meth 31.7.44/8/3000, 160, 20.26, JOIGNY_LA_ROCHE , 11x1000, 3x500, cv30secs, F/O Thompson JG, [..]'. Submitted with description 'Target photo of raid at Joigny La Rocher 31/7/1944. Pilot F/O J G Thompson. Note the lower-altitude Lancaster at the top right of the image'



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Two b/w photographs mounted on an album page

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