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English: Royal Air Force 1939-1945- Coastal Command
In July and August 1944 Mosquitos of No 248 Squadron and No 235 (newly converted from Beaufighters) were operating together on escort and anti-shipping strikes along the west coast of France. On the evening of 9 August a dozen Mosquito VIs from No 253 Squadron and a pair of Mk XVIII 'Tsetses' from No 248 Squadron encountered four Dornier Do217s over the Gironde estuary. This photograph shows a Mosquito orbiting the funeral pyre of one of two Dorniers destroyed in this distinctly one-sided engagement.
Date between 1939 and 1945
date QS:P,+1950-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1939-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1945-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
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Author HQ Coastal Command, Royal Air Force official photographer
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Part of Air Ministry Second World War Official Collection
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    Gironde, France
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    Royal Air Force 1939-1945, Coastal Command
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