B17-2

Fortress Mark IIA, FL459 ‘J’, of No. 220 Squadron RAF, preparing to taxy at Benbecula, in the Outer Hebrides. This aircraft sank two U-boats (U624 and U707) and shared in the sinking of another (U575) during its period of service with the squadron. The aerials of the ASV II radar with which FL459 is equipped are clearly visible on the nose and under the starboard wing.

CH 11131
Part of
AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION

Clark N S (P/O)
Royal Air Force official photographer

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