Bomber command

Handley Page Halifax bombers were real workhorses in WWII - they carried a large payload. The maximum bomb load was 14,500 lb (6,600 kg), carried in a bomb bay in the fuselage with six separate bomb compartments, and three bomb compartments in each wing inboard section.

Handley Page Halifax bombers were real workhorses in WWII - they carried a large payload. The maximum bomb load was 14,500 lb (6,600 kg), carried in a bomb bay in the fuselage with six separate bomb compartments, and three bomb compartments in each wing inboard section.

An Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF over the target during a Bomber Command attack on oil storage tanks at Bec d'Ambes in the Garonne estuary, 4 August 1944.

An Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF over the target during a Bomber Command attack on oil storage tanks at Bec d'Ambes in the Garonne estuary, 4 August 1944.

RAF Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park, nr Hyde Park Corner, commemorates aircrews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during WWII. The memorial was built to mark the sacrifice of 55,573 aircrew from Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The memorial is classical in style, its roof is lined with aluminium from a Halifax bomber, behind a stainless steel lattice inspired by the geodesic fuselage construction of Wellington…

RAF Bomber Command Memorial, Green Park, nr Hyde Park Corner, commemorates aircrews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during WWII. The memorial was built to mark the sacrifice of 55,573 aircrew from Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries of the Commonwealth of Nations. The memorial is classical in style, its roof is lined with aluminium from a Halifax bomber, behind a stainless steel lattice inspired by the geodesic fuselage construction of Wellington…

An Avro Lancaster bomber, part of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, drops thousands of poppy petals from it's bomb bay over the new Bomber Command Memorial

An Avro Lancaster bomber, part of The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, drops thousands of poppy petals from it's bomb bay over the new Bomber Command Memorial

Handley Page Halifax B Mark III, LW127 'HL-F', of No. 429 Squadron RCAF, in flight over Mondeville, France, after losing its entire starboard tailplane to bombs dropped by another Halifax above it. LW127 was one of 942 aircraft of Bomber Command despatched to bomb German-held positions, in support of the Second Army attack in the Normandy battle area (Operation GOODWOOD), on the morning of 18 July 1944. The crew managed to abandon the aircraft before it crashed in the target area.

Handley Page Halifax B Mark III, LW127 'HL-F', of No. 429 Squadron RCAF, in flight over Mondeville, France, after losing its entire starboard tailplane to bombs dropped by another Halifax above it. LW127 was one of 942 aircraft of Bomber Command despatched to bomb German-held positions, in support of the Second Army attack in the Normandy battle area (Operation GOODWOOD), on the morning of 18 July 1944. The crew managed to abandon the aircraft before it crashed in the target area.

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, Li...

Bombardero Avro-Lancaster del Grupo 1 del Comando de Bombardeos de la RAF sobre la ciudad alemana de Hamburgo, madrugada del 31 de enero de 1943

[Photo] Lancaster bomber of No 1 Group, RAF Bomber Command over Hamburg, Germany, night of 30-31 Jan 1943

Bombardero Avro-Lancaster del Grupo 1 del Comando de Bombardeos de la RAF sobre la ciudad alemana de Hamburgo, madrugada del 31 de enero de 1943

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