Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF flies over the target area while dense clouds of smoke rise as bombs burst among the storage tanks during a daylight attack on an oil depot at Bec d'Ambes situated in the Garonne estuary, August
This image shows the tail and rear fuselage of a Wellington twin-engine bomber. It shows the amount of heavy damage Barnes Wallis' geodesic frame system could sustain yet still keep flying. Wallis was also the innovative inventor of the "Dambusters" bouncing bomb and many other weapons.
Operated by BSE as a flying test bed for the Bristol Olympus engine. Seen taking off from Farnborough to give its public display. Obtained from BSE 50 years ago. - Photo taken at Farnborough (FAB / EGLF) in England, United Kingdom in September,
he Fairey Battle was a British single-engine light bomber built by the Fairey Aviation Company in the late 1930s for the Royal Air Force. The Battle was powered by the same Rolls-Royce Merlin piston engine that gave contemporary British fighters high performance; however, the Battle was weighed down with a three-man crew and a bomb load. Despite being a great improvement on the aircraft that preceded it, by the time it saw action it was slow, limited in range.