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Photograph - Handley Page Hampden Aircraft, circa 1939 Image Reg. No: MM 90396

Summary:
Black and white image of two Handley Page Hampden aircraft. The Handley Page Hampden, known as the "Flying Suitcase" due to its cramped crew conditions, was a British twin-engine medium bomber of the Royal Air Force serving in World War II. With the Whitley and Wellington, the Hampden bore the brunt of the early bombing war over Europe.
Description:
Black and white photograph, with handwritten inscription in pencil and a purple ink stamp on the reverse.
Description Of Content:
Two RAF Handley Page Hampden bombers on a grass airfield in Britain. L4057 in foreground was lost without trace with its four man crew on a bombing raid to Berlin while serving with 83 Squadron RAF on 16 November 1940.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer (Possible) from Unknown
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 215 mm (Width), 165 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: aeroplanes, military aircraft, world war ii 1939-1945, bombers
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: AIR TRANSPORT
Secondary Classification: Aircraft
Tertiary Classification: propeller aircraft - military
Original Caption: Handley Page Hampden
Inscriptions: Reverse, handwritten: "Handley Page Hampden"

Stamp: "FLIGHT / REF. NO. 16593S / COPYRIGHT / DUE ACKNOWLEDGMENT IS / REQUIRED IF THIS PHOTOGRAPH / IS REPRODUCED"
Model Name/Number: Hampden
Format: Photograph: Black & White
User of Item Depicted: Royal Air Force, England, Great Britain, 1939-1940

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