Target Photos

Description

Bomber pilots were required to fly their aircraft “straight and level” after the bombs had been dropped to enable the onboard camera to take a sequence of pictures which could be analysed to establish the accuracy of the bombing.

Example

The following example is from September 1944:

[Courtesy of Graham Briggs]

Source / Availability

No. 35 Squadron’s target photos do not appear to be held in an official central repository; those that I have obtained have been kindly provided by individuals.