Lancaster daylight raid München-Gladbach (Ops 249)

Unit No. 463 Squadron
Accession Number F02562
Collection type Film
Measurement 2 min 24 sec
Object type To be confirmed
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Buckland, Robert Arthur
Rogers, John Matthew
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


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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