Armstrong Whitworth Albemarles of 296 Squadron, 38 Group on the night of the 5th June 1944 somewhere over the River Orne in Normandy.
Eight Albemarles carrying nine troops each of the 5th Parachute Brigade jump some 40 minutes behind the pathfinders, enconter considerable light flak over the drop zone resulting in a number of aircraft being damaged. One aircraft had difficulties deploying its paratroopers and had to make four passes, including a paratrooper and his dog jumping at the end!
Painting by courtesy of Paul NIKOLIC
RAF WWII 38 GROUP SQUADRONS REUNITED © 2004