"Target for Tonight"- Halifaxes in action

Object Title

"Target for Tonight"- Halifaxes in action

Date

1941

Reference

BEN 42

Level

Item

Scope and Content

On an aerodrome a number of 4 engined Halifaxes were being tuned up for a raid over enemy territory. This 4 Rolls-Royce Merlin engined plane has a wing span of 99ft, length of 70ft, height of 22ft, and carried a good bomb load. It has raided targets in all parts of Germany and Northern Italy and had conspicuous success during the raids on Berlin. One of the features of this giant bomber is the fact that a tall man can walk through the machine perfectly upright. Photo shows: The Pilot (top) Second Pilot )left) and "Sparks" underneath. 29/10/41.

Numbered TP.7843B and PNA 1968.

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

Contents

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