Target and aircrew

PFOMetheringhamAF19040037.jpg

Title

Target and aircrew

Description

Top - a reconnaissance photograph of results of a bombing attack showing a canal running bottom left to top right and very many bomb craters in middle. Text entitled 'Super-Shooting' at bottom explains photograph shows result of night attack on Mittelland Canal. Submitted with description 'Aerial photo of bomb damage to the Mitelland Canal. The printed caption reads: "Super Shooting: The incredible results of a night attack by R.A.F. Bomber Command on the Mitelland Canal, near Gravenhorst. It is amazing that such concentration and accuracy can be achieved on so slender a target at night'.
Bottom - two aircrew, the one on the left wearing battledress with half brevet and the one on the right a tunic with pilot's brevet, flight sergeant rank and side cap. Submitted with description 'Photo of two unidentified RAF aircrew in battledress, both holders of the Distinguished Flying Medal. On the left of the photo is a sergeant air gunner in battledress; on the right is a flight sergeant pilot in service dress'.

Type

Format

Two b/w photographs mounted on an album page

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Rights

This content is property of the Royal Air Force Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre which has kindly granted the International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive a royalty-free permission to publish it. Please note that it was digitised by a third-party which used technical specifications that may differ from those used by International Bomber Command Centre Digital Archive. It has been published here ‘as is’ and may contain inaccuracies or culturally inappropriate references that do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the University of Lincoln or the International Bomber Command Centre.

Identifier

PFOMetheringhamAF19040037

Citation

“Target and aircrew,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 18, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31279.

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