Browse Items (238 total)

  • Tags: anti-aircraft fire

PNealeETH1560.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Szombathely aerodrome. The left side of the image is obscured by explosions and smoke. It is captioned ' 2393. 37/307. 20/21.10.44. F8//NT.8000' -->020°. 21.57.Szombathely A/D. X. 9x500. MkIII…

PNealeETH1558.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Smederevo. No detail is visible due to anti-aircraft flashes. It is captioned '1758. TOR 16/17 JULY 1944.//NT F8 4100' -->052°. 2253. Smederevo. L. 9 x 500 lb P6 Lt.Bayford. H. 37.'

PNealeETH1556.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Szombathely. No detail is visible due to anti-aircraft explosions. It is captioned '1831.TOR.7/8 AUG.1944//NT.F8". 4500: ->330°0102½.Szombathely.A/D
R.18x250lbs.MKIII 15secs.Sgt…

PNealeETH1542.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during bombing of Genoa. The right side has several flashes of anti-aircraft fire. Street patterns, docks and buildings are visible. It is captioned '1879. TOR 13-14 Aug 44 //NT F/8" 8300 -->326 2230 Genoa K 9 x 500…

PNealeETH1530.jpg
A sequence of nine vertical aerial photographs taken during the bombing of Podgorica. They are numbered 2408 to 2416. The first image shows a single bomb being dropped.
It is captioned '2408. 37/312 6. Nov. 1944. F8"//9,400' --> 1529½ D.J. 37.…

PNealeETH1528.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of Podgorica taken during bombing operations. The top half is largely obscured by anti-aircraft fire. Street patterns are visible. It is captioned '2536. 37/325. 19/20. Nov. 44. F/8"//NT. 8300' -->050° 20.30 Podgorica…

PNealeETH1527.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of Kraljevo taken during bombing operations at the marshalling yards . The right side is partly obscured by anti-aircraft fire but main roads and the river are clearly visible. It is captioned '1849. TOR. 10/11 AUG…

PNealeETH1525.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Rimini. Most of the image is obscured by bomb explosions and anti-aircraft fire. It is captioned 'Sgt CROUCHER (AIR BOMBER)' on LH side. At bottom: '2187.37/263. 18/19 Sept.44.F8"//NT.…

PNealeETH1521.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Ficarolo pontoon bridge. Some of the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. It is captioned '2466 37/322. 16/17 Nov. 44. F8//NT. 9000' --> 315°. 20.02 FICAROLO PONTOON BR. H. 1 x 4000. Mk…

PNealeETH1519.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Portes les Valences. Anti-aircraft fire can be seen on the image. It is captioned '1821 TOR 3/4 Aug 1944//NT F8 4800 -->006° 2355. PORTES LES VALENCES. R.6 x 500 lbs MkIII 15 secs Sgt TAYLOR…

PNealeETH1517.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph of the San Benedetto pontoon bridge. Most of the image is obscured by anti-aircraft fire. It is captioned '2249. 37/275. 30/1 Oct 44. F8"//NT.7500' --> S. BENEDETTO PONTOON BR.Q. Cpt BAYFORD. P. Sgt CROUCHER (Air…

PNealeETH1515.jpg
Vertical aerial photograph of Udine Main Aerodrome, taken during bombing operations. No detail is visible on the photograph due to anti-aircraft fire. It is captioned '2483 37/323 17/18 Nov 44. F8"//NT. 7500' -->345° 2059. UDINE MAIN A/D W. 9x500lbs…

PNealeETH1513.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during the bombing of Marseilles. The top right corner is obscured by a flash. It is captioned '1888 TOR 14/15 AUG 1944 //NT.F8" 8,500' --> 310° 2234 MARSEILLES R. 6x500lbs Mark III 20 sec Sgt TAYLOR L37'.

PNealeETH1511.jpg
A vertical aerial photograph taken during bombing of Bologna. There are several small bomb explosions and anti-aircraft fire. The photograph is captioned '2044 TOR 1/2 Sep 44//NT F8" 10,000' -->240° 2143 BOLOGNA. M/Y R 8x500lbs 7x250lbs Mark III. 19…

PCheshireGL18100066.jpg
Shows section of aircraft skin missing with bullet hole in section still attached above. Reported as damage to 102 Squadron Whitley V P5005 over Cologne. Additional information about this item was kindly provided by the donor..

MCheshireGL72021-181210-060002.jpg
States that squadron was detailed to attack third constructional site at Sirancourt just to the west of St Pol. One P-51, two Mosquitos and 17 Lancasters took off for attack. Reports clear weather and good target marking. Aircraft bombed visually to…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-050002.jpg
States that the next constructional works target was at Wizernes three or four miles south of St Omer. Reports two abortive sorties due to weather on 20th and 22nd June. Favourable weather forecast for 24 June. Two Mosquitos and 16 Lancasters took…

MCheshireGL72021-181210-020009.jpg
Account of operation against sheltered E-boats in Le Havre harbour. Tasks to assist Navy in their fight against E-boats who were operating against allied invasion forces. States pens would be invulnerable even to 12,000 lb bombs therefore, bombs…

MNealeETH1395951-150731-0850001.jpg
Notes written by Arthur Harris to Hamish Mahaddie about Bomber Command. Included is a signed photograph of Arthur T Harris.

MNealeETH1395951-150731-0570001.jpg
Operations Record Book of 37 Squadron detailing an operation to the Pardubice Oil Refinery, from Tortorella, Italy on 21/22 July 1944. Twelve Wellingtons took part and there are summaries of each aircraft's activity.

BDudleyCDudleyCv1.pdf
A document written by Jim Allen's navigator. He describes his early training and difficulties when navigating in the UK, Jim Allen's skills, his own behaviour on the aircraft, flying under a bomber shortly before the target, his relief at surviving…

BAllenJHAllenJHv1.pdf
A Short Personal View of a Bit of History (interview with Jim Allen)
'Based at Burn' Introduction by Jim Allen
One More Chalked Up
A Trip to Remember
Sabotage on 578 Squadron at Burn by Joe Dudley
Memories of 578 Squadron at Burn 1944 by Joe…

ADonaldsonDW060415.mp3
David Donaldson reminisces an operation on Turin, describing the crossing of the Alps at night and the awe-inspiring sight of Mount Blanc. David stresses the uniqueness of the operation, only comparable to a previous one on Munich, and mentions the…

ERedgraveHCRedgraveJM401026-0001.jpg
A letter and envelope from Harry Redgrave to Jessie. Harry writes about life at RAF Waddington including an in-depth report of his first bombing raid to Kiel and seeing St Elmo’s fire on his return back in the plane.

BStoreyDPStoreyDPv1.pdf
A memoir of David Storey's service from 27 May 1943 to April 1944. He describes his 32 completed operations as a navigator on Halifaxes and including details of incidents and aircraft losses.

This item was provided, in digital form, by a…
Output Formats

atom, dc-rdf, dcmes-xml, json, omeka-xml, rss2