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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. 

6 Squadron aerial photos of destructive shoot near Klijtgatstraat, taken by 6 Squadron shortly before the Battle of Messines, 1917
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