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  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1941-1943

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1941-1943

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer 1942-03-24

    Squadron Leader Clive Caldwell, the CO of No. 112 Squadron RAF ("The Shark Squadron"), giving last minute instructions to a Polish airman (probably Sergeant Józef Derma) for his operational flight over Cyrenaica. RAF Gambut, 24 March 1942....

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1941-1943

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1941-1943

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer 1942-03-24

    Polish officer presenting the Polish wings to Squadron Leader Clive Caldwell, the Australian CO of No. 112 Squadron RAF ("The Shark Squadron"), who alredy holds the DFC and Bar. The squadron inludes Polish fighter pilots, who have taken part in...

  • THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1941-1943

    THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE NORTH AFRICAN CAMPAIGN, 1941-1943

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer 1942-03-24

    Squadron Leader Clive Caldwell, the CO of No. 112 Squadron RAF ("The Shark Squadron"), driving Polish airmen attached to the squadron to their aircraft for their operational flight over Cyrenaica. RAF Gambut, 24 March 1942.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE MEDICAL SERVICES, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE MEDICAL SERVICES, 1939-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer 1942-03

    Recently-arrived nursing sisters of the Princess Mary's Royal Air Force Nursing Service gathered on the balcony of No. 5 RAF General Hospital, newly established at Abassia, Egypt.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 14 Squadron RAF

    Bombs exploding on Maleme airfield, Crete, during a daylight raid by Bristol Blenheim Mark IVs of No. 14 Squadron RAF, flying from LG 21/Qotafiya III, Egypt. The aircraft are Junkers Ju 52/3ms, most of them in a wrecked condition as a result of the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 3 Wing SAAF

    A Martin Baltimore of No. 21 Squadron SAAF flies over the target area as bombs explode on enemy transport widely dispersed near the Rahman Track

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    Verical aerial-reconnaissance view of he Italian tanker PORTOFINO, on fire in Benghazi harbour following an attack by aircraft of the USAAF in the evening of 6 November 1942.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: EAST AFRICA COMMAND, 1940-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: EAST AFRICA COMMAND, 1940-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: RAE Farnborough

    Oblique aerial view of the airfield at Takoradi, Gold Coast from the north, after the cessation of the West African Reinforcement Route, the vital aircraft ferry route which operated for three years from Takoradi to Egypt. Between the arrival of the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 3 Wing SAAF

    Operation PUGILIST. A Douglas Boston Mark III of No. 3 Wing SAAF flys over a drift of low cloud as it comes in to bomb a large enemy barracks in the village of Mareth, Tunisia. Bombs from the previous aircraft can be seen exploding on the target at lower...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 12 Squadron SAAF

    El Maou landing ground at Sfax, Tunisia, subjected to intense carpet-bombing during the second of three attacks on successive days (30 March - 1 April 1943) by Allied light bombers, to deny the use of the airfield to Axis aircraft operating against the...

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