Captain Bowen dropping at Grossa aerodrome with an RE8 aircraft visible taking photographs of the test, 26 June 1918
Photograph, World War One, Italy (1915-1918), 1918.
British and Italian intelligence officers organised trials of a device for dropping a man by parachute through the floor of an Italian Savoia-Pomilio SP4 aircraft. The tests were conducted in front of Allied officers by the Royal Air Force at Grossa and San Pelagio aerodromes in June 1918.
From a collection of photographs collected by Lt Col John Fillis Carré Carter whilst serving in Intelligence in Italy.
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National Army Museum, Study collection