Lancaster daylight raid München-Gladbach (Ops 249)

Accession Number F02562
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 30 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Buckland, Robert Arthur
Rogers, John Matthew
RAF Bomber Command
Place made Germany: Bavaria
Date made 27 December 1944
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.

RAF Bomber Command Operational Film No 249 daylight attack on München-Gladbach 27 December 1944. Film unit aircraft Lancaster (code L) of 463 Sqn RAAF piloted by Flight Lieutenant Skelton. Camera 1 Flight Sergeant Buckland. Cameras 2&3 Flying Officer Rogers. Filmed from height of 22000 ft at 14.59. Camera 1 shows long shot of Lancaster formation approaching and over target which is marked by smoke. Long shots of bomb explosions. Camera 2 shot of bombs dropping from film unit aircraft. Shot of another Lancaster passing beneath film unit aircraft. See also Photographs UK02631-UK2634 for portrait shots of P/O Buckland with movie camera.

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