Lancaster daylight raid Munchen-Gladbach (Ops 249

Accession Number F02562
Collection type Film
Title Lancaster daylight raid Munchen-Gladbach (Ops 249
Measurement 2 min 24 sec
Object types To be confirmed
Maker Buckland, Robert Arthur, Rogers, John Matthew
Place made Germany: Bavaria
Date made 27 December 1944
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

RAF Bomber Command Operational Film No 249 daylight attack on Munchen-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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