10 May 1940

Netherlands
  • Fairey Battle light bombers of No. 12 Squadron RAF attacked the Maastricht bridges in the Netherlands with disastrous results. Flying Officer D. E. Garland and Sergeant T. Gray were killed, but each man's bravery whilst under extreme fire was recognised by a posthumous Victoria Cross. ww2dbase [Invasion of France and the Low Countries | Maastricht, Limburg | AC]
Photo(s) dated 10 May 1940
German vehicles and troops in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 10 May 1940

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