THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR
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- A 27166
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- object name: Official photograph
- object category: Black and white
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Fleet Air Arm aircraft based on HMS INDEFATIGABLE forming up in the air for the strike on a Japanese oil refinery at Pangkalan Brandan, Sumatra. Grumman Avengers can be seen in the middle distance whilst large numbers of other, unidentified aircraft can be seen in the distance. Weather conditions were excellent and the whole weight of bombs and missiles from the Grumman Avengers and Fairey Fireflies fell within the target area. The powerhouse and other important plants, together with oil tanks and buildings, received direct hits.
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