WWII RAF Photo Album
Grouping - 153 Squadron
2 Photo Album / Scrapbooks filled with Original Photos of WWII taken by RNZAF Bomber Navigator, Rollin H. Bates (from 1937 to 1946) who served in 153 Squadron); good photos of RAF Scampton, good photos from inside his aircraft, P4-G(eorge) along with the rest of the crew; RARE EARLY photos of the first RAF JET FIGHTER - GLOSTER METEORr, crew photos named - pilot, wireless operator, mid-upper gunner, rear gunner, bomber, and flight engineer. One album has the RAF gold insignia (of the wings with the crown above it.) on the cover. Many cockpit photos and photos taken from the plane. Photos taken all through Europe; Italy, France, England, Germany. photos taken from their base and inside their living quarters on base, many identified locations, air crew in flight gear, In air original photos of Aachen, Krefeld, Dusseldorf, Cologne, bombed bridges from the air; Krefeld, Helgoland (North Sea, Germany) taken right after their attack on April 18, 1945; aerial recon photos, an actual photo mosaic / fold out of Cardiff, UK taken at 10,000 ft on June 7, 1945; going over the Panama Canal and more. Covers his whole service from before during and through 1946. Great grouping!