[Daylight raid by Halifax and Lancaster bombers on Cologne] (Ops 263)

Accession Number F02600
Collection type Film
Measurement 3 min 55 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker RAF Film Production Unit
RAF Bomber Command
Place made Germany: Cologne
Date made 1945
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 263 of daylight raid on Cologne (Köln). Identified unit is 346 Squadron (Free French) RAF operating Handley Page Halifax heavy bombers. Various shots of Halifax and Lancaster bombers. A long shot of the target being bombed. The bomb drop from the film unit's aircraft. Flak bursts and a massive mid air explosion. Possibly a direct hit on a bomber or bombs prematurely exploding. Film unit aricraft was piloted by Flight Lieutenant Skelton.

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