Blitz over Wuppertal : night action neat picture of Ruhr town's first RAF raid

Object Title

Blitz over Wuppertal : night action neat picture of Ruhr town's first RAF raid

Blitz over Wuppertal : night action neat picture of Ruhr town's first RAF raid

Date

1943

Reference

BEN 49

Level

Item

Scope and Content

Remarkable night photograph taken by aircraft participating in RAF Bomber Command's heavy raid on Wuppertal on the nigh of May 29/30 1943 - the first occasion on which that particular town in the Ruhr air battle zone had been attacked shows: A Lancaster flying North across the target. The dense smoke in the right corner, probably follows the bursting of a heavy bomb, whilst the round light patch immediately above is caused by a flash bomb. Picture issued June 1943. 7/6/43.

Numbered C.3560 (XT).

Extent

1 photograph

Access Conditions

Open access

Reproduction Conditions

Crown Copyright

Contents

  BEN 49 - Blitz over Wuppertal : night action neat picture of Ruhr town's first RAF raid