Short Stirling bomber

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When: 01 January 1944

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Short Stirling bomber over Caen, France, 1944. From the Donald Carson fonds, PR2011.0001/10

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Owner: Provincial Archives of Alberta
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    TVL1970

    • 29/Dec/2013 17:14:14

    The relatively short wingspan, shape of the wings and single vertical stabilizer reveal this to actually be an image of a Short Stirling bomber. See three-view of the Short Stirling here for comparison: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/91/Short_Stirlin... Compare to the three-view of the Handley Page Halifax bomber: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bd/Handley_Page_...

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    Provincial Archives of Alberta

    • 09/Jan/2014 21:35:35

    Thank you very much for this information. The original photo had the mistaken information written on the back, but judging by the illustrations that you have provided I believe that you are correct. I will correct the description; thanks again!