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IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

Aerial photograph of Exeter airfield looking east, the main runway runs vertically and is undergoing extension, there are bomb craters- likely from the Baedeker Blitz (3 May 1942)- on the right near the technical site, 7 May 1942. Photograph taken by No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit, sortie number RAF/HLA/535. English Heritage (RAF Photography).

Locations

  • Exeter

    Military site : airfield
    A private grass airfield 1930s, and Exeter Airport 1938-39, the airfield was also used by National Air Communications (responsible for managing civil flying at the start of the Second World War). Home to part of the Royal Aeronautical Establishment and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2014 11:21:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, English Heritage Collection

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