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  • Tags: bombing of Luftwaffe night-fighter airfields (15 August 1944)

SChattertonJ159568v10477.jpg
Shows two bomb loads for operation, one for fourteen aircraft the other for four. Details distributor, preselection and false height settings as well as route, timings and other details. On the reverse pathfinder marking and bombing instruction. At…

PWilsonH1503.jpg
Target photograph showing an airfield with triangle of runways with buildings bottom and right. Bomb bursts are visible across the airfield. Caption '3248 CON. 15.8.44// 8" 17600, 080, 1208, DEELEN A/D Q., 11x1000, 4x500C35secs. F/Lt LASHAM, Q97'.

LBriggsDW56124v1.pdf
Donald Briggs served as a flight engineer with 156 Squadron Pathfinders flying Lancasters from RAF Upwood between 27 May 1944 and 31 March 1945. The incomplete log book includes 62 daylight and night time operations to French, German, Dutch and…

PHughesAM15010005.jpg
Oblique aerial photograph of an Gilze Rijen airfield. Runways going from bottom middle to top and left to middle. A large number of bomb explosion visible in the centre of the airfield with one string of bombs offset to the left running bottom to…

PHouriganM18020011.jpg
Target photograph of Gilze-Rijen. Runway running top to bottom of photograph, taxyways visible as are craters and bomb explosions. Centre of photograph obscured by smoke and dust. Red dot centre left. Captioned '3°F', '5B', '2084 SKELL. 15.8.44. …

PHouriganM18020015.jpg
Target photograph of Gilze-Rijen. End of a runway lower centre together with taxyways, centre of photograph obscured by bomb explosions, dust and smoke. Craters visible. Red dot lower centre. Captioned '3°F', '6B', '2138 SKELL. 15.8.44. //. 8"…

PHouriganM18020023.jpg
Target photograph of Gilze-Rijen. End of runway visible just below red dot, taxyways visible. Much of right side of photograph obscured by bomb explosions, smoke and dust. visible area rural. Captioned '3°F', '5B', '2141 SKELL. 15.8.44. //. 8"…

PHouriganM18010005.jpg
Target photograph of Gilze-Rijen. Partially obscured by smoke and dust, bomb explosions visible. The end of the runway, a taxi way, two Lancasters flying below and roads also visible. Captioned '3°F', '5B', '2132 SKELL.15.8.44.//.8" 17000 [arrow]…
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