THE ROYAL NAVY DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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  • A 27176
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A Supermarine Seafire hitting the barrier on HMS INDEFATIGABLE after returning from the strike on a Japanese oil refinery at Pangkalan Brandan, Sumatra. Note the broken undercarriage. 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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A Supermarine Seafire hits the barrier on HMS INDEFATIGABLE after returning from a strike on the Japanese oil refinery at Pangkalan Brandan, Sumatra, 1 April 1945.

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