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Vickers Wellington III RAF 150Sqn JNL and JNR HF676 based at Blida Algeria 1942-43 IWM CNA3974.

Vickers Wellington B Mark IIIs of No. 150 Squadron RAF are being prepared for a night raid on Bizerte, at Blida, Algeria. In the foreground, armourers, stripped to the waist, wheel a trolley-load of 500-lb GP bombs towards an aircraft 'JN-L', which also undergoing a final engine inspection. In the background, HF676, 'JN-R' appears to be ready for action. Interesting to note is that it's designation 'R' letter has been repainted, the dust, dirt and debris from numerous take-off and landings in the appear to have stripped to paintwork away with the prop-wash!? RAF 150 moved to RAF Snaith in July 1941 becoming operational with Vickers Wellington 1Cs. It moved to the Mediterranean Theatre in December 1942, flying its Wellingtons from Blida in Algeria against targets in Tunisia and Sardinia. It moved to Tunisia in May 1943, and to bases in Italy in December, disbanding in October 1944. Photographer: F/O F. J. Brock. Photo: IWM CNA 3974. Image Repair & Colourisation - Nathan Howland @HowdiColourWorks.

Imperial War Museum IWM CNA-3974

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    Web References: +

  • History of RAF Organisation: http://www.rafweb.org
  • IWM London Lambeth Road London SE1 6HZ Webstite http://www.iwm.org.uk
  • Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/

 

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