Armourers make final checks on the bomb load of an Avro Lancaster B Mark I of No. 207 Squadron RAF at Syerston, Nottinghamshire, before a night bombing operation to Bremen, Germany. The mixed load (Bomber Command executive codeword ‘Usual’), consists of a 4,000-lb HC bomb (‘cookie’) and small bomb containers (SBCs) filled with 30-lb incendiaries, with the addition of four 250-lb target indicators (TI).
JUL 21 1942 Churchill: “severe, ruthless bombing of Germany” needed Two Avro Lancaster B Mk Is, R5509 ‘EM-G’ and R5570 ‘EM-F’, of No. 207 Squadron RAF based at Bottesford, Linclonshire, in flight. Both aircraft were eventually lost on operations, R5509 while minelaying in the Baltic on 17 August 1942, and R5570 which crashed near Milan while on a night bombing raid to Turin on 9 December 1942.
Air mechanics of No. 207 Squadron RAF moving a big bomb by rail-trolley to load it on to a night bombing aeroplane. Ligescourt, 29 August 1918. The caption on the bomb reads: "A little hell pie from the RAF.
[Photo] RAF 207 Squadron Manchester in flight, circa 1940-1941
Jeudi 11 Mai 1944 : Le bombardier Lancaster "S for Sugar" réalise sa centième mission. Thursday May 11th, 1944 : The bomber Lancaster " S for Sugar " realize its hundredth mission. Bombardier Lancaster "S for Sugar"
G-H Leader Lancaster of 218 Squadron. I thought that was a Rose tail turret at first, but looking closer I think it's a Frazer-Nash with the rear perspex extensively cut away. It has 4 x .303 guns whereas the Rose Turret had 2 x .50. My mistake. Note the two men in RAAF uniforms (darker blue) on the right.