88 and 226 Squadron aerial photographs



88 and 226 Squadron aerial photographs


Photograph 1 and 2 are sequential vertical aerial photographs of the marshalling yards at Arras. They are partly obscured by smoke. They are numbered 5018 and 5017 and captioned 'RS 636 88 30.APR44//D14" → 10,000'Z'. Captioned: '30 April 1944, Bombing of marshalling yards Arras, France. 88 Sqd Boston A/C.'
Photograph 3 and 6 are sequential vertical aerial photographs of a marshalling yard. The second photograph is partly obscured by cloud and bomb explosions. They are numbered 5020 and 5021 and captioned 'RS640 88 1 May 44//E8 → 10,000' P'. Both captioned: '1 May 1944 88 Sqd, Boston A/C.'
Photograph 4 is a vertical aerial photograph of a town, marshalling yards and a meandering river. A stick of five bombs can be seen heading to their target. The photograph is annotated '5003 226/RS658 2 May44 5" //P A0695 10.000 Y'. Captioned:'2. May 1944, 226 Sqd, Mitchell A/C'.
Photograph 5 is a vertical aerial photograph of the confluence of the Nedderijn and Ijssel rivers. Much of the ground is obscured by cloud. A Boston aircraft with invasion stripes is in the centre of the image. The annotation is unclear '5010 88 743 [?] 5"// [?] →'. Captioned 'Boston A/C, 88 Sqd. Bridge at Arnham [sic].'



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Six b/w photographs on an album page

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Great Britain. Royal Air Force, “88 and 226 Squadron aerial photographs,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 7, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/5785.

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