An aerial photograph of bombs exploding on the Walcheren dyke, Walcheren Island, the Netherlands during a RAF Bomber Command raid, 3 Oct 1944

Caption   An aerial photograph of bombs exploding on the Walcheren dyke, Walcheren Island, the Netherlands during a RAF Bomber Command raid, 3 Oct 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   4700-11 C 4669
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Battle of the Scheldt Estuary   Main article  Photos  Maps  
Photos at Same Place Netherlands
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 25 Feb 2008

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Licensing  Crown Copyright / Public Domain. According to the Crown Copyright laws of the United Kingdom, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.

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1. Wim de Vriend says:
23 Jun 2011 12:25:31 PM

I have a lot of pictures from the Battle of the Scheldt. Would you be interested?
2. gerald taylor says:
17 Nov 2012 12:52:45 PM

My father was a navigator in an Avro Lancaster that took part in this raid.
622 squadron A/C R. The pilot was P/O Fox.
I have the navigator's map and all the in-flight observations on the original form.
I also have the same paperwork for approximately 30 other missions.
My father's name was Joseph Taylor.
3. Commenter identity confirmed Alan Chanter says:
4 Oct 2017 12:48:31 AM

No.622 Squadron RAF of No.3 Group was a new unit established at RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk, on the 10th August 1943 out of a cadre from ‘C’ Flight No.XV Squadron and equipped initially with Stirling III bombers. Its Commanding Officer was Wing Commander G.H.N. Gibson, who should not be confused with his more illustrious namesake, Guy Gibson of Dambusters fame. The Squadron lost 51 aircraft during the war and one of its Lancasters LL885 ‘GI-J’ famously completed 114 operations (one of only thirty-five RAF Lancasters that survived over one hundred operations).

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