6 Squadron Aerial Photos - Barrage Near Wijtschate

The two photographs on Page 41 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 effect of the pre-bombardment allied barrage on targets to the North and West of Wijtschate. The photographs were taken on the 3rd June 1917 4 days before the Battle of Messines, over map coordinates 28. N. 24. B and 28. O. 7. C.