Lancasters leave for a night raid on the Ruhr

Object Title

Lancasters leave for a night raid on the Ruhr

Lancasters leave for a night raid on the Ruhr

Date

1943

Reference

BEN 37

Level

Item

Scope and Content

Although the Stations of Bomber Command are scattered in many different parts of England, the scene on the airfields before a big raid is the same. Silhouette shots of Lancasters taking off for a raid on the Ruhr, give a vivid impression of a sight repeated hundreds of times in the course of Bomber Command's night by night offensive. Picture shows: A Lancaster bomber in the flarepath to take off. Picture issued 1943.

Numbered CH.9030 (WK).

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Opena access

Reproduction Conditions

Crown Copyright

Contents

  BEN 37 - Lancasters leave for a night raid on the Ruhr