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6 Squadron Aerial Photos - East of Hollebeke White Chateau

The two photographs on Page 26 were taken by an RE8 of 6 Squadron, part of the squadron's aerial reconnaissance operations over the Western Front during WW1.


The photographs were were taken of two destructive shoots on hostile batteries approximately one kilometre to the east of the White Chateau at Hollebeke. The upper photograph was taken on the 29th April 1917 and is misclassified regarding its coordinates, which should be 28. O. 12. B and not 28. Q. 7. A. The lower photograph is of the same shoots but taken of coordinates 28. O. 13. A and printed upside down. The date the lower photograph was taken is unknown. The exact locations of the two shoots are 1) On the hedge line of a field 100 metres west of Klijtgatstraat 1-5, GPS coordinates 50°48'23.9"N 2°57'15.4"E  and 2) On the line of a stream/hedge 200 metres north of Hollebekestraat at  50°48'23.5"N 2°57'36.0"E.

6 Squadron aerial photos of destructive shoot east of Hollebeke Village, taken by 6 Squadron one month before the Battle of Messines, 1917
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