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Ground crew push a 4,000lb blast bomb towards the bay of a No 419 Squadron Wellington at Mildenhall, 27 May 1942.

IWM catalogue record

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

RAF ground crew load a bomb into a Wellington.


  • Mildenhall

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1933-34 as the first of the new RAF bomber aerodromes in East Anglia, Mildenhall opened with a grass airfield and two Type A hangars in October 1934. It operated primarily as an RAF medium and heavy bomber base from 1934 to 1950, when it...


Date Contributor Update
05 February 2015 08:52:39 Etiennedup Changes to caption

Book; The Royal Air Force of World War Two in Colour.

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:59 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection