6 Squadron Aerial Photos - Destructive Shoot at Klijtgatstraat

The two photographs on Page 28 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 of a destructive shoot (before and after) on a hostile battery off the Klijtgatstraat, east of Klein-Zillebeke, defined by mapping coordinates 28. J. 31. C and 28. J. 31. B. (approximate present location in the middle of a field 50°48'57.3"N 2°57'04.8"E), prior to the Battle of Messines. The first photograph was taken on the 3rd May 1917 and the date of the second was 27th May 1917.