caen france


“Look who’s coming! United Color of Benetton family!”

Films watched in 2015: Qu'est-ce qu'on a fait au Bon Dieu? (2014), dir. Philippe de Chauveron

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.V EP120 ‘City of Winnipeg’ with Squadron Leader Jeff Northcott on the left and another famous Canadian pilot, Lloyd Chadburn on the right. L. Chadburn would also fly this aircraft prior to his death in action near Caen, France, on June 13, 1944. He was 24 years old.

Note the two recently painted ‘kills’. These represent the last two Bf 109s shot down by Northcott while flying EP120, one on the 3rd of October and the second on the 3rd of November 1943.

(A big thank you to D. Hatcher for the photo)

(Text and Color by Rui Manuel Candeias)

Lisa Oppenheim
A Handley Page Halifax of No. 4 Group flies over the suburbs of Caen, France, during a major daylight raid to assist the Normandy land battle. 467 aircraft took part in the attack, which was originally intended to have bombed German strongpoints north of Caen, but the bombing area was eventually shifted nearer the city because of the proximity of Allied troops to the original targets. The resulting bombing devastated the northern suburbs, 1944/2012
from the series Smoke, 2012
Gelatin silver print photogram from solarized handmade negative from Flickr
23 11/16 x 30 inches