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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.

  • HURRICANE MARK I (HAWKER)

    HURRICANE MARK I (HAWKER)

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    A Hawker Hurricane in flight over Egypt, October 1940.

  • 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: No. 223 Squadron RAF

    Bombs explode on buildings and Italian aircraft at Addis Ababa airfield, during an attack in poor weather by five Vickers Wellesleys of No. 223 Squadron RAF Detachment based on Perim Island. The Squadron destroyed two hangars and five aircraft with...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: WEST AFRICA COMMAND, 1941-1945.

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

    Hawker Hurricanes being assembled for despatch to the North African and Mediterranean theatres, at Takoradi, Gold Coast. In the foreground Hawker Hurricane fuselages are pulled by civilian labourers from their packing crates for assembly, after being...

  • 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. 113 Squadron RAF

    German transport column on the Agheila-Agedabia road, south of Benghazi, under cannon attack from Bristol Blenheim Mark IV, Z5867, of No. 113 Squadron RAF. The first two lorries are running off the road.

  • 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

    Vertical aerial-reconnaissance view of the landing ground at Sidi Barrani, Egypt, occupied by the Axis air forces following evacuation by the RAF on 26 June 1942. The photograph shows 15 Junkers JU 52s on the south-west boundary unloading, and 75 other...

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

    UNITED STATES ARMY AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: 12th USAAF

    Daylight attack on Tobruk harbour by five Consolidated Liberators of the 12th USAAF, which resulted in the destruction of the Italian Naval auxiliary vessel, BRIONI and extensive damage to the harbour installations.

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