6 Squadron Aerial Photos - Destructive Shoot at Neerwaastenstraat

The two photographs on Page 29 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 100 metres to the east of Neerwaastenstraat, 1 kilometre south of Hollebeke, as defined by mapping coordinates 28. O. 18. A and 28. O. 17. B.  (present location in the middle of a field GPS coordinates 50°47'47.9"N 2°56'17.2"E), taken prior to the Battle of Messines. The first photograph was taken on the 6th April 1917 and the date of the second was 26th May 1917.