RAAF bombing raid in Middle East

Accession Number F01152
Collection type Film
Measurement 12 min 11 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Parer, Damien Peter
Place made North Africa: Libya
Date made January 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Libya, January 1942. RAF bomber squadron prepares for raid; departure, bombing of target and return; Kittyhawk fighter as escort. The Squadron is made up of RAF personnel and graduates of the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS). The Kittyhawk fighter aircraft are from 3 Squadron, RAAF. Identified personnel are: Sergeant Gray RAAF, Sergeant Drummond RAAF, War Artist Frank Norton. Aircraft types include: Martin Maryland, Bristol Blenheim Mk IV, Bristol Bombay and Westland Lysander.

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