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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.

6 Squadron aerial photos of pre-bombardment barrage near Wijtschate, taken by 6 Squadron immediately prior to the Battle of Messines, 1917
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