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A graphic line-up of all the personnel required to keep one Avro Lancaster of RAF Bomber Command flying on operations, taken at Scampton, Li...

A graphic line-up of all the personnel required to keep one Avro Lancaster of RAF Bomber Command flying on operations, taken at Scampton, Lincolnshire, 11 June Daventry B J (F/O)

Halifax B.II Series I (Special) W1057, ZA-X, No. 10 Squadron RAF, with a faired-over nose. During April–May 1942, this aircraft took part in a number of raids on the German battleship Tirpitz in Fættenfjord near Trondheim, Norway.

Halifax B.II Series I bomber of No. 10 Squadron RAF in flight, circa Apr-May 1942

Handley Page Halifax in flight (1943)

Handley Page Halifax, Though gradually superceded by the Avro Lancaster, which had a heavier bomb load, it remained in RAF Bomber Command service till the end of and was well liked by its crews - not least because it was easier to exit if hit.

The 22000lb Bomb of the RAF lives up to its nickname Grand Slam.  The picture shows one leaving on a #WW2 #Lancaster bomber during an attack on the famous viaduct at Arnsberg south east of Hamm on March 29th 1945 and another picture showing the bomb exploding on the target.

The Bomb of the RAF lives up to its nickname “Grand Slam”. The picture shows one leaving a Lancaster bomber during an attack on the famous viaduct at Arnsberg, south east of Hamm, on March and another picture showing the bomb exploding on the target.

The imposing profile of the massive Short Stirling bomber

Royal Air Force armourers check over the sixteen bombs before they are loaded into a Short Stirling bomber (s/n of No. 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit at Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire. was one of the first Stirlings built by Short and Harland at Belfast.

The ground crew of RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, May 1944 'bomb up' a Lancaster of No.467 Squadron RAAF writing on a 'Cookie' (8,000 lb HC (High Capacity) bomb) '100 Not Out' to mark the 100th recorded operation of the Lancaster PO-S R5868. [AWM SUK12226]

The ground crew of RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, May 1944 'bomb up' a Lancaster of Squadron RAAF writing on a 'Cookie' lb HC (High Capacity) bomb) Not Out' to mark the recorded operation of the Lancaster PO-S [AWM

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