An ‘Easter Egg’ for Hitler

Category:  Military Life

An 'Easter Egg' for Hitler

Royal Canadian Air Force ground crew prepare an ‘Easter egg’ destined for a target in Germany. This present of deadly high explosive commemorated Tiger Squadron’s 2,000th sortie.

Between 1942 and 1946 Skipton-on-Swale was home to two RCAF squadrons, 424 (Tiger) and 433 (Porcupine). Canadian airmen were familiar figures in and around Thirsk throughout this time.

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Date:

April 1944