Attack on Calais (Ops 232)

Accession Number F02586
Collection type Film
Measurement 6 min
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker RAF Bomber Command
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Calais
Date made 20 September 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


RAF Bomber Command operational film No. 232. Time 15.59 - 16.20. Height: 4,300ft. Heavy attack by 646 (27 of 460 Sqn RAAF) Lancasters of Bomber Command on Calais. Markers can be seen going down and bombing is "dead on". There is also a shot of Lancaster going down into the sea after being shot up over the target area. Film unit aircraft was piloted by Flight Lieutenant Buckham.

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