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Bomber Command Collection

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Bomber Command planning a large scale R. A. F. operation. Picture taken circa 17th November

Bomber Command planning a large scale R. A. F. operation. Picture taken circa 17th November
Bomber Command planning a large scale R.A.F. operation. Picture taken circa 17th November 1943

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Photo-reconnaissance image taken by 541 Squadron, RAF over Stettin, Germany

Photo-reconnaissance image taken by 541 Squadron, RAF over Stettin, Germany, following the long-range attack by aircraft of Bomber Command on the night of 20/21 April 1943

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Photograph showing the area of damage from an 8000 lb bomb in Berlin

Photograph showing the area of damage from an 8000 lb bomb in Berlin. This photograph taken a month after the bomb was dropped

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Bomb damage to central Berlin near the Tiergarten area. 8th March 1944

Bomb damage to central Berlin near the Tiergarten area. 8th March 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Damage to the central areas of Berlin after R. A. F. raids. 24th March 1944

Damage to the central areas of Berlin after R. A. F. raids. 24th March 1944
Damage to the central areas of Berlin after R.A.F. raids. 24th March 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A reconnaissance photograph taken by the RAF of the completely destroyed town of Duren

A reconnaissance photograph taken by the RAF of the completely destroyed town of Duren, Germany, after the daylight attack by RAF Lancaster Bombers of Nos, 4, 6 and 8 Groups

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A reconnaissance photograph taken by 542 Squadron RAF of the completely destroyed town of

A reconnaissance photograph taken by 542 Squadron RAF of the completely destroyed town of Duren, Germany, two days after the daylight attack by RAF Bombers of Nos, 4, 6 and 8 Groups

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A 2000 lb armour-piercing bomb as used by the RAF. Although not particularly massive in

A 2000 lb armour-piercing bomb as used by the RAF. Although not particularly massive in size, the bomb was highly destructive and specially designed to pierce the heaviest armour. Circa 1940s

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A 12000 lb cookie bomb compared with a 500 lb and 1000lb bomb

A 12000 lb cookie bomb compared with a 500 lb and 1000lb bomb, which has been used by the RAF on bombing raids on industrial tragets in occupied France and Germany during World War Two March 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Photo-reconnaissance image taken by No1 PRU of the damaged Heinkel aircraft factory at

Photo-reconnaissance image taken by No1 PRU of the damaged Heinkel aircraft factory at Marienehe, Rostock, Germany, following a series of major raids by Bomber Command. 1

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Photo Reconnaissance image taken following RAF Bomber Command raid on Nurenburg

Photo Reconnaissance image taken following RAF Bomber Command raid on Nurenburg on the night of the 8th/9th March 1943. Photo shows

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Photo reconnaissance image taken by No 1 PRU of Cologne

Photo reconnaissance image taken by No 1 PRU of Cologne, Germany after Operation Millennium, the first Thousand-bomber raid by aircraft of Bomber Command on the night of 30/31 May 1942

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Photo reconnaissance image taken by a Supermarine Spitfire of 542 Squadron RAF after

Photo reconnaissance image taken by a Supermarine Spitfire of 542 Squadron RAF after Bomber Command carried out a major raid on the Krupps Works, Essen, Germany, on 12/13 March 1943

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Reconnaissance photograph of the centre of the German city of Brunswick following an

Reconnaissance photograph of the centre of the German city of Brunswick following an attack by RAF Lancaster bombers on the 14th October 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A recent RAF reconnaissance photograph of the centre of Bochum

A recent RAF reconnaissance photograph of the centre of Bochum, an important German industrial town in the heart of the Ruhr

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A 4, 000 pound bomb ( extreme right) dropped by bombers of RAF Bomber Command during a

A 4, 000 pound bomb ( extreme right) dropped by bombers of RAF Bomber Command during a daylight raid on Heinsburg. 16th November 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: North American Mitchell of No. 180 Squadron RAF, being refuelled

North American Mitchell of No. 180 Squadron RAF, being refuelled and bombed up at Dunsford, Surrey, between cross-Channel sorties in support of Operation Starkey

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Reconniassance photograph taken from a Spitfire of 542 Squadronl over Berlin

Reconniassance photograph taken from a Spitfire of 542 Squadronl over Berlin, Germany after heavy night raids by Bomber Command aircraft on 23/24 August, 31 August/1 September and 3/4 September 1943

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Reconnaissance photograph taken by 541 PRU Squadron over Hamburg

Reconnaissance photograph taken by 541 PRU Squadron over Hamburg, Germany after major raids by aircraft of Bomber Command on the nights of 27/28 July and 29/30 July 1943

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Short Stirling Mark I, N3658 LS-E, of No. 15 Squadron RAF

Short Stirling Mark I, N3658 LS-E, of No. 15 Squadron RAF, piloted by Flight Lieutenant Gilmour, encounters heavy flak at a height of 10, 000 feet over the French coast

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Three stills from a film taken from Avro Lancaster Mark I, DV380 AJ-N, of No

Three stills from a film taken from Avro Lancaster Mark I, DV380 AJ-N, of No. 617 Squadron RAF, flown by the Squadron commander, Wing Commander G L Cheshire

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Reconnaissance photograph taken by a Spitfire of 542 Squadron of the completely destroyed

Reconnaissance photograph taken by a Spitfire of 542 Squadron of the completely destroyed town centre of Julich, Germany, two days after the daylight attack by aircraft of Nos, 4, 6 and 8 Groups

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Photo-reconnaissance image taken by a Spitfire of 541 Squadron over Hamburg

Photo-reconnaissance image taken by a Spitfire of 541 Squadron over Hamburg, Germany after major raids by aircraft of Bomber Command on the nights of 27/28 July

Background imageBomber Command Collection: This photograph, taken by RAF Bomber Command shows the Autobahn Bridge near Mannheim

This photograph, taken by RAF Bomber Command shows the Autobahn Bridge near Mannheim extensively damage after a raid by the Royal Air Force

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A night photograph taken from a RAF bomber while making a heavy attack upon Munster. 1

A night photograph taken from a RAF bomber while making a heavy attack upon Munster. 1. No flak or searchlights over the target

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Bombs falling right across the target during the attack on the oil refinery

Bombs falling right across the target during the attack on the oil refinery and fuel storage dump on the West bank of the Rhine at Helden, near Emmerich. Circa 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A low level attack on Eschwege Aerodrome (30 miles east of Kassel

A low level attack on Eschwege Aerodrome (30 miles east of Kassel) is shown in this photograph taken from a Royal Air Force bomber

Background imageBomber Command Collection: The Goldenburg power station at Knapsack, near Cologne, Germany under attack

The Goldenburg power station at Knapsack, near Cologne, Germany under attack. Taken from the mid-upper turret of one of the attacking Bristol Blenheims of No. 2 Group. 12th August 1941

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Photograph taken during the early stages of the raid on the Chemical Plant at

Photograph taken during the early stages of the raid on the Chemical Plant at Gelsenkirchen. 1. Two fires burning at the centre of the target. 2

Background imageBomber Command Collection: The Fortuna power station, near Cologne, Germany under attack

The Fortuna power station, near Cologne, Germany under attack. Taken from the mid-upper turret of one of the attacking Bristol Blenheims of No. 2 Group. 12th August 1941

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Over 3000 tons of high explosives and incendiary bombs were dropped on the industrial

Over 3000 tons of high explosives and incendiary bombs were dropped on the industrial centre of Bochum by Lancasters and Halifaxes of RAF Bomber Command on the night of the 4th/5th November 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: RAF daylight raid on Cologne 2nd March 1945 which was the last of the 262 air raids

RAF daylight raid on Cologne 2nd March 1945 which was the last of the 262 air raids the city suffered throughout the war Image shows the Deutz suspension road bridge collapsed following the raid

Background imageBomber Command Collection: The main railway station at Munich, considerably damage after a RAF Bomber Command attack

The main railway station at Munich, considerably damage after a RAF Bomber Command attack on the night. 17th December 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: RAF Photo Reconnaissance image of the Bielefeld viaduct

RAF Photo Reconnaissance image of the Bielefeld viaduct, following the successful daylight attack by 15 Avro Lancasters of No. 617 Squadron RAF on 14 March 1945

Background imageBomber Command Collection: An example of the devastating effect the Allied air assault on German oil targets

An example of the devastating effect the Allied air assault on German oil targets. This RAF photo reconnaissance was taken shortly after RAF Bomber Command attacked the oil refinery at Misburg

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Bombs from a Bristol Blenheim of No. 2 Group fall over the junction of the main lines

Bombs from a Bristol Blenheim of No. 2 Group fall over the junction of the main lines from Munster and Hamburg to Dortmund, in the marshalling yard at Hamm, Germany

Background imageBomber Command Collection: RAF Photo Reconnaissance image showing extensive damage to the Siemens

RAF Photo Reconnaissance image showing extensive damage to the Siemens and Halske plant in the Siemensstadt area of Berlin following a raid on the German capital by RAF Bomber Command on the night

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A aerial view taken during a night attack on the Westhafen docks, Berlin

A aerial view taken during a night attack on the Westhafen docks, Berlin. On the night of 7-8 October 1940, 42 aircraft of Nos

Background imageBomber Command Collection: RAF Photo Reconnaissance image of damage to the Franz Clouth Rubber Works in Cologne

RAF Photo Reconnaissance image of damage to the Franz Clouth Rubber Works in Cologne following a heavy night raid by RAF Bomber Command. A Sheds burnt out, only a few walls remain

Background imageBomber Command Collection: RAF Photo Reconnaissance image of the damage inflicted on the Charlottenburg short wave

RAF Photo Reconnaissance image of the damage inflicted on the Charlottenburg short wave radio transmitting station in Berlin, Several buildings have suffered damage. Circa April 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: RAF Photo Reconnaissance image taken after a heavy raid on the Krupps Workd at Essen by

RAF Photo Reconnaissance image taken after a heavy raid on the Krupps Workd at Essen by RAF Bomber Command on the night of 5th/6th March 1943

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Aerial photograph taken from a RAF Venturas during a daylight raid on the docks at Den

Aerial photograph taken from a RAF Venturas during a daylight raid on the docks at Den Halder, Holland. 23rd December 1942

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Allied trenching machine manned by the R. A. F during Second World War

Allied trenching machine manned by the R. A. F during Second World War
Allied trenching machine manned by the R.A.F during Second World War. 26th February 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: R. A. F. workers mix concrete during Second World War. 28th February 1944

R. A. F. workers mix concrete during Second World War. 28th February 1944
R.A.F. workers mix concrete during Second World War. 28th February 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Barber Green trenching machine. 28th February 1944

Barber Green trenching machine. 28th February 1944

Background imageBomber Command Collection: Large volumes of smoke from the south end of the Stork Engineering

Large volumes of smoke from the south end of the Stork Engineering and Diesel Engine Works in Hengelo, Holland, during a successful raid by RAF Mosquito aircraft on 20th January 1943

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A Czechoslovak Bomber Squadron which is doing good work with the RAF is led by a British

A Czechoslovak Bomber Squadron which is doing good work with the RAF is led by a British Squadron Leader who holds the DFC and DSO and made over 90 sorties against the enemy in two and a half months

Background imageBomber Command Collection: A Lockheed Ventura Mark I, AE742 of No. 21 Squadron RAF flown by Warrant Officer L L G

A Lockheed Ventura Mark I, AE742 of No. 21 Squadron RAF flown by Warrant Officer L L G Jones and crew, over the docks at Ijmuiden, Holland, during the second of two daylight attacks



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