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PHouriganM18030031.jpg
Target photograph of Bourg Leopold. Very dark photograph, appears to be urban area, one light streak. Captioned '7B', 795 SKELL.11/12.5.44.//NT 8" 15000' [arrow] 183° 0023 BG LEOPOLD RD.T.1X4000.6X1000.8X500.26secsP/O MILLIKIN T.50'. On the reverse…

SPalmerRAM115772v10037.jpg
Gives brief biographic and service details. Drawings of aircraft and squadron/group badges as well as portrait of Marshall of the Royal Air Force Sir Arthur T Harris Bt, GCB,OBE,AFC,LLD, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Bomber Command 1942-1945. 'A…

PHouriganM18030051.jpg
Target photograph of Bordeaux showing both banks of the River Garonne with submarine pens in docks. Northern districts are visible. Target area clear with no clouds. No bomb bursts seen. Captioned ‘3° F’, ‘5B’, ‘1918 SKELL. 11.8.44 // 8”…

PHouriganM18030146.jpg
Target photograph of Bordeaux. River Garonne running across bottom of photograph. Basins, docks, submarine pens, and industrial buildings clearly visible. Captioned '3°F', '5B', '1951 SKELL.11.8.44//8" 18000 [arrow] 010° 1635 BORDEAUX RD.D. 6X2000.…

PHouriganM18030041.jpg
Target photograph of Bordeaux. River Garonne from left to right in photograph, both banks clearly visible. Upper bank largely rural with some buildings following the roads. Lower bank more industrialised, piers visible. Captioned '3°F', '5B', '1991…

PHouriganM18030051.jpg
Target photograph of Bordeaux. Both banks of river Garonne with basins, docks submarine pens, and moored ships clearly visible. Industrial area with roads and railways visible. Captioned '3°F', '5B', '1918 SKELL.11.8.44//8" 17000 [arrow] 005° 1632…

PHouriganM18020007.jpg
Target photograph of Boulogne. Rural area, smoke and dust obscures much of the photograph, many craters visible. Captioned '8° F', '5B', 2897 SKELL 17.9.44 // 7000' [arrow] 160° 0946 BOULOGNE RD. Z. 11x1000, 4x500. C24secs. F/O FIRMIN G. …

PHouriganM18020021.jpg
Target photograph of Boulogne. Left side of photograph obscured by smoke and dust, visible area is rural. Many bomb craters. Captioned '8°F', '5B', '2820 SKELL 17.9.44 // 8" 8000' [arrow] 150° 0942. BOULOGNE RD. U. 11X1000. 4X500. C24secs. F/O…

PHouriganM18020025.jpg
Target photograph of Boulogne. Top right half of photograph obscured by smoke, visible area rural, many craters. Captioned '8°F', '6B', '2805 SKELL 17.9.44 // 8" 8000' [arrow] 142° 0943 BOULOGNE RD. E. 11X1000, 4X500. C24secs. F/O. DYKINS …

PHouriganM18030065.jpg
Target photograph of Boulogne. Rural area, top right obscured by smoke and dust from bomb explosions, roads and many bomb craters visible. Captioned '8°F', '5B', '2814 Skell 17.9.44 // 8" 7000' [arrow] 150° 0944 BOULOGNE…

PHouriganM18030125.jpg
Target photograph of Bremen. Obscured by numerous light streaks. Captioned '3°F', '7B', 3095 SKELL.6/7.10.44//NT.8" 16250' [arrow] 195° 2030 BREMEN RD.F. 21 X 4. 21secs. F/O. NISBET. F.50.'. On the reverse ' [underlined] F/O NISBET 6/7.10.44.…

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Lancaster dropping bombs annotated with the names of the crew: 'F/O Calvert, F/Sgt Stevens, Sgt Gray, Sgt Branch, Sgt Austin, Sgt Cruickshank, Sgt Connor' on each bomb- captioned 'Bremen 4/5 Sept. 1942 50 Squadron'.

PHouriganM18030081.jpg
Target photograph of Bremerhaven. No detail visible. Large number of light streaks. Captioned '2930 SKELL.18/19.9.44//NT(C)8" 14000 [arrow] 169 2103 BREMERHAVEN RD.T. 27 X 4. 25secs. S/L STUBBS. T.50.'. On the reverse '[underlined] BREMERHAVEN.…

PDrinkellWG22010025.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during an operation at Bremerhaven. Indistinct ground images can be seen. It is captioned '2940 Skell. 18/19.9.44//NT. 8" 15500 <-- 168° 2102 Bremerhaven RD.H.1x2000.12 "J" x30.25 secs. F/O Drinkell. H.50'. On…

PHouriganM18030150.jpg
Target photograph of Brest. Port area, breakwaters, quays roads and buildings clearly visible. Bomb explosions in water. Captioned ' 3° F', '5B', '2075 SKELL.14.8.44.//.8" 15500' [arrow] 305° 2021. BREST 'B' RD.Q.11X100.4X500.C.33secs.P/O…

PHouriganM18030091.jpg
Target photograph of Camaret-sur-Mer. Area of land visible mainly rural with many craters. Captioned '8°F', '5B', '2571 SKELL.5.9.44//8" 8000' [arrow] 280° 2002 BREST"C".T.2X1900.11X1000.C18secs.F/O HARROP.P.50.'. On the reverse '[underlined] F/O…

PHouriganM18030043.jpg
Target photograph of Camaret-sur-Mer. Coast line with base of breakwater with small boats clearly visible. Upper part of photograph open country, many craters, lower right more industrialised. Centre partially obscured by smoke and dust. Captioned…

PHouriganM18030069.jpg
Target photograph of Camaret-sur-Mer. Port area with quays a breakwater and moored boats clearly visible. Roads and industrial area lower right. In open country on left, many craters visible. Disturbed water from a bomb explosion. Captioned '8°F',…

PHouriganM18030005.jpg
Target photograph of Bourg Leopold. Partially obscured by smoke and light streaks, two aircraft silhouetted below, rural area. Captioned '7B', '791 SKELL. 11/12.5.44. //NT 8" 15750 [arrow] 179° 0015 BRG.LEOPOLD RD.J.1X4000.6X1000.8X500.27secsP /O…

PHouriganM18030101.jpg
Target photograph of Braunschweig. No detail visible,some smoke or dust and light streaks. Captioned' 5', '16 SKELL. 14/15.1.44//NT 5" 21,000 [arrow] 145° 1924 BRUNSWICK. X. 1X4000+15X4+8X30. 31SECS. P.O.ORAM. X.50'. On the reverse '[underlined] P/O…

PHouriganM18030175.jpg
Target photograph of Brunswick. Totally obscured by dust and haze. Some light streaks. Captioned '4', '10 SKELL.14/15.1.44//NT. 8" 22,000 [arrow] 145° 1915 BRUNSWICK.C.1X4000. 15X4. 8X30. 31SECS. P/O JENNINGS. C. 50.'. On the reverse '[underlined]…

PHouriganM18030047.jpg
Target photograph of Caen. No detail visible area covered with smoke and dust from bomb explosions. Captioned '8°F', '6B', '1348 SKELL.18.7.44//8" 7000' [arrow] 182° 0547 CAEN RD.V.11X1000.4X500.C23secs.F/LT MOUAT. V.50.'. On the reverse…

SCruickshankG629128v10003-0001.jpg
Relates actions of Manser as captain of Manchester during the first 1,000 bomber operation on Cologne on 30 May 1942. After damage to aircraft Manser persisted in efforts to save aircraft. Once crash was inevitable he ordered his crew to bail out,…

PDrinkellWG22010007.jpg
A rear/starboard view of an airman sweeping snow from the top of the fuselage of a Lancaster with squadron code VN. The aircraft has made tracks in the snow on the ground.

MCruickshankG629128-150428-23.jpg
At top - title: 'Operations, 50 44 630 Squadrons, Manchester aircraft 333 1/2 operational hours, Lancaster aircraft'.
On the left and right - RAF bases and operations carried out from them.
On the right - a map on northern Europe and United…
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