The following page contains a small selection of squadron Target Photographs. I have managed to collect to date the following periods and will be happy to supply copies of individual crew target photos free-of-charge to relatives and fellow researchers upon request.
November 1942-March 1943
January – April 1945
The images below are daylight photographs. From mid October 1944 No.3 Group was primarily occupied with carrying out precision daylight operations against key Germany targets, especially oil installations and marshalling yards. These are but a few of the photographs in my collection.
The images below are taken at night. It is immediately obvious that ground details are in most cases almost impossible to identify. Flak and searchlights leave eerie patterns on the exposure. It would be up to the photographic intelligence section to determine the success or otherwise of the bombing.