Black and white image of two Handley Page Hampden aircraft. The Handley Page Hampden, known as the "Flying Suitcase" due to its cramped crew conditions, was a British twin-engine medium bomber of the Royal Air Force serving in World War II. With the Whitley and Wellington, the Hampden bore the brunt of the early bombing war over Europe.

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Two RAF Handley Page Hampden bombers on a grass airfield in Britain. L4057 in foreground was lost without trace with its four man crew on a bombing raid to Berlin while serving with 83 Squadron RAF on 16 November 1940.

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Black and white photograph, with handwritten inscription in pencil and a purple ink stamp on the reverse.

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