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Photograph - Handley Page Hampden Aircraft, circa 1939 Reg. No: MM 90396
- 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.
- 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
|Dimensions:||215 mm (Width), 165 mm (Length)|
|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|
|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"
|Format:||Photograph: Black & White|
|User of Item Depicted:||Royal Air Force, England, Great Britain, 1939-1940|