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- Contributor is exactly "David Bloomfield"
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Tags: 1 Group; 101 Squadron; aircrew; bomb trolley; bombing; bombing up; briefing; Churchill, Winston (1874-1965); Cook’s tour; dispersal; Distinguished Flying Medal; fear; FIDO; fitter engine; flight engineer; flight mechanic; fuelling; Gee; George VI, King of Great Britain (1895-1952); ground crew; Halifax; Harris, Arthur Travers (1892-1984); heavy conversion unit; Lancaster; memorial; military ethos; military living conditions; military service conditions; navigator; Nissen hut; operational training unit; perception of bombing war; perimeter track; petrol bowser; radar; RAF Bottesford; RAF Catfoss; RAF Coningsby; RAF Cottesmore; RAF East Kirkby; RAF Lindholme; RAF Ludford Magna; RAF North Luffenham; RAF St Athan; RAF Waddington; RAF Wickenby; runway; service vehicle; Tiger force; Tirpitz; tractor; training; Window; wireless operator
Two aircraft were shot down by a Me 410 as they were landing. The crews are listed.
Tags: 101 Squadron; 61 Squadron; air gunner; aircrew; anti-aircraft fire; bale out; bomb aimer; bombing; crash; final resting place; flight engineer; Ju 88; killed in action; Lancaster; mid-air collision; navigator; pilot; prisoner of war; RAF Coningsby; RAF Skellingthorpe; shot down; wireless operator
Photo 2 is a port side flying view from slightly above.
Photo 3 is a starboard/front ground view.
Photo 1 is Westkapelle dyke which was bombed to flood Walchern Island, which was below sea level.
Photo 2 is a night attack on Dortmund, most of the image obscured by anti-aircraft fire and target indicators.
Tags: 1 Group; 103 Squadron; 166 Squadron; 4 Group; 5 Group; 576 Squadron; 8 Group; aircrew; Anson; B-17; Bolingbroke; bomb aimer; bombing; briefing; Distinguished Flying Cross; flight engineer; Gee; ground personnel; H2S; Halifax; Halifax Mk 2; Halifax Mk 3; Halifax Mk 5; heavy conversion unit; lack of moral fibre; Lancaster; Lancaster finishing school; Lincoln; Lysander; Master Bomber; medical officer; memorial; mid-air collision; military living conditions; military service conditions; mine laying; Mosquito; Oboe; operational training unit; Pathfinders; perception of bombing war; prisoner of war; promotion; RAF Acaster Malbis; RAF Bicester; RAF Binbrook; RAF Blyton; RAF Cosford; RAF Elsham Wolds; RAF Hawarden; RAF Hemswell; RAF Kimbolton; RAF Kirmington; RAF Llandwrog; RAF Lossiemouth; RAF Moreton in the Marsh; RAF Peplow; RAF Sandtoft; RAF Scampton; RAF St Athan; RAF Swinderby; RAF Worksop; RAF Wyton; superstition; Tiger force; training; Wellington; Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Tags: aerial photograph