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[Fighter Squadron Schumacher, which quickly became known for its victory over the German Bight, can claim new victories over English Wellington bombers.  These fliers would enthusiastically welcome the return of enemy planes.]

Image ID: 3946319

[Fighter Squadron Schumacher, which quickly became known for its victory over the German Bight, can claim new victories ... (December 1939)

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Image Title

:  [Fighter Squadron Schumacher, which quickly became known for its victory over the German Bight, can claim new victories over English Wellington bombers. These fliers would enthusiastically welcome the return of enemy planes.]

Creator

: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957 -- Photographer

Depicted Date

: December 1939

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Item/Page/Plate

: 366

Notes

: Picture caption: "Das Jagdgeschwader Schumacher, das durch seinen Sieg in der Deutschen Bucht schnell bekanntgeworden war, konnte neue Siege über englische Wellington-Bomber erringen. Begeistert werden die Jagdflieger bei der Rücktehr vom Feindflug umjubelt." Note 2.) British Royal Air Force two-engined Wellington bombers made several raids across the North Sea to attack German naval ships in port at the start of the war. German anti-aircraft guns and fighters caused heavy losses to the unescorted attackers. Note 3.) Title translates German picture caption

Original Source

: From Grossdeutschland im Weltgeschehen. Tagesbildberichte 1940. (Berlin Joh. Kasper & Co. 1942) Braeckow, Ernst, Author.

Source

: Eye on the Reich : German propaganda photographs, 1939-1942. / 1939

Source Description

: 154 photographic prints : gelatin silver ; 10.5 x 14.5 cm.

Location

: Mid-Manhattan Library / Picture Collection

Catalog Call Number

: PC EYE 1939

Digital ID

: 3946319

Record ID

: 2034805

Digital Item Published

: 3-14-2012

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