6 Squadron Aerial Photos - Barrage at Hill 60 & St Eloi

The two photographs on Page 38 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 taken to show the effectiveness of the pre-bombardment allied barrage on German batteries at Hill 60 and St Eloi. The photographs were taken on the 3rd June 1917 4 days before the Battle of Messines, over map coordinates 28. O. 2. C and 28. I. 35. A