Great Yarmouth - Aerial Photograph May 1945 - Airborne Imagery 2/2

Great Yarmouth - Aerial Photograph May 1945 - Airborne Imagery 2/2

January 14, 2019

Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a seaside town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, approximately 20 miles east of Norwich. This aerial photograph was taken during the Trolley Mission on May 12, 1945. The pilots of the Trolley Mission started at Wendling Airfield. To fly to Germany, they had to cross the English Channel. Great Yarmouth was the last chance for an emergency landing, so the seaside town was photographed several times.

Photo-ID: HDGY-02


Great Yarmouth - Aerial Photograph May 1945 - Airborne Imagery 1/2

Great Yarmouth - Aerial Photograph May 1945 - Airborne Imagery 1/2

January 14, 2019

This aerial photograph was taken during the Trolley Mission on May 12, 1945. Great Yarmouth, often known to locals as Yarmouth, is a seaside town in Norfolk, England. It is located at the mouth of the River Yare, approximately 20 miles east of Norwich. The pilots of the Trolley Mission started at Wendling Airfield. To fly to Germany, they had to cross the English Channel. Great Yarmouth was the last chance for an emergency landing, so the seaside town was photographed several times.

Photo-ID: HDGY-01


Trolley Mission

This website tells the story of an extraordinary sightseeing tour of Germany at the end of the European War (Second World War). These “Trolley Missions” were low-level flights over Germany between 7 May 1945 and 12 May 1945. Sometimes these missions are also called “Low Level Mission”, “Low Level Tours” or “Cook’s Tours”. During these flights across Europe and Germany aerial photographs were taken showing the destruction of German cities.