TQ3179 : German V1 Flying Bomb

taken 8 years ago, near to Lambeth, Great Britain

German V1 Flying Bomb
German V1 Flying Bomb
Photograph taken at the Imperial War Museum, London. Flying bombs, of this type, were launched from the Pas de Calais area of northern France from 13th June 1944, onwards. By the end of August 1944, nearly 9000 flying bombs had been launched against London, of which about 2400 got through the defences. 6184 people were killed, and 17981 seriously injured.

Each bomb carried approximately one tonne of explosives. Rocket-powered, they were aimed at London, but many fell short of their target; they flew until the engine cut out, and landed/exploded about 10 seconds later. The town of Croydon, being under the flight-path, suffered more flying bombs attacks than any other town. My house is approximately 300 yards from where two bombs landed.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 17 January, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 18 January, 2010
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Museum / Heritage Centre   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 314 791 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.7453N 0:6.4940W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 314 791
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