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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Supermarine Spitfires of No. 32 Squadron RAF undergoing maintenance in a dispersal area at Foggia Main, Italy, as a Boeing B-17F of the 15th USAAF takes off into the evening sky. Two of the Squadron's aircraft, HF Mark VIII, JF 404 'GZ-M...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Supermarine Spitfire Mark VBs of No. 40 Squadron SAAF Detachment undergoing maintenance at Grottaglie, Italy. One flight of the Squadron was detached from Bou Ficha, North Africa, to No. 239 Wing RAF on the Italian mainland, to fly tactical...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Pilots of No. 145 Squadron RAF grouped in front of one of their Supermarine Spitfire Mark VIIIs at Triolo landing ground, south of San Severo, Italy. The Commanding Officer, Squadron Leader L C Wade, is standing second from right.

  • 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

    Hawker Hurricane Mark IICs of No. 253 Squadron RAF dispersed by a light anti-aircraft gun position, (consisting of twin .303 Browning machine guns), and its crew, at Jemappes, Algeria.

  • 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

    Three Spitfire LF Mark VBs of No. 244 Wing RAF based at Bu Grara, flying in close starboard echelon formation off the Tunisian coast after escorting light bombers on a sortie to Mareth. Nearest the camera is AB502 ‘IR-G’, the personal aircraft of the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    A musical trio, comprising violin, guitar and accordian, leads airmen in a sing song at an airfield in Sicily.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1944-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1944-1945.

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

    Off-duty airmen relaxing in the canteen of the Toc H (Talbot House) Club at San Severo, Italy.

  • 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

    Airmen of the RAF Regiment listen to discs recorded by the RAF Mobile Recording Unit, telling of the Regiment's activities in North Africa.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Pilots of No. 213 Squadron RAF based at Biferno, Italy, take refreshments in front of their North American Mustang Mark IIIs at Araxos, Greece, after escorting Douglas Dakotas on a supply-dropping mission. They are (left to right): Pilot Officer R...

  • 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

    An Armourer of a light bomber squadron of No. 326 Wing RAF unpacks a 250-lb GP bomb from its crate at Souk el Khemis ('Kings Cross'), Tunisia, during the final Allied offensives in North Africa.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    A tattooed sergeant-major glider pilot of the Army Air Corps and a glider-tug pilot of No. 296 Squadron RAF studying a map of Sicily at Goubrine II, Tunisia, in preparation for the 1st Airborne Division landings in Sicily (Operations FUSTIAN and MARSTON).

  • 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

    Vickers Wellington B Mark IIIs of No. 150 Squadron RAF under maintenance prior to receiving their bomb loads at Blida, Algeria.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1944-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1944-1945.

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

    The entrance to the first Malcolm Club, opened in Algiers on 25 June 1943. By this time, a further six Malcolm Clubs were active, at Rabat-Sale, Morocco, in Italy at Bari, San Severo, Foggia and Naples, and with the Desert Air Force on the Adriatic...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1944-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1944-1945.

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

    Leading Aircraftman Bridge of Bolton, Lancashire, the cobbler of a field squadron of the RAF Regiment, mending boots at their camp just behind the front line near Cassino, Italy. Two field squadrons were used in the infantry role on the Cassino front,...

  • 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

    Supermarine Spitfires of various marks await delivery at Cazès Airport, Casablanca, Morocco following their assembly and test flights at No. 145 Maintenance Unit.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1944-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1944-1945.

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

    A Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX of No. 43 Squadron RAF alights on a runway covered with pierced steel planking (PSP) at Nettuno, Italy, following a sortie.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    A Martin Baltimore Mark IV of No. 223 Squadron RAF drops 500-lb GP bombs on a road junction between Avezzano and Popoli on the Rome-Pescara highway in Abruzzo, during attacks by medium bombers of the Desert Air Force on enemy supply and reinforcement...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    A Supermarine Spitfire HF Mark VIII of No. 92 Squadron RAF undergoes servicing in a farmyard by the landing ground at Triolo landing ground, south of San Severo, Italy.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Officers and airmen of No. 2908 Field Squadron RAF Regiment, drawn up for inspection by the Commander-in-Chief, Land Forces Adriatic, on the quayside at Patras, Greece, after liberating the town on 2 October 1944.

  • 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

    The nose of Vickers Wellington B Mark III, (possibly HF482) 'JN-A' "A for Apple", of No. 150 Squadron RAF at Blida, Algeria, showing a bomb tally indicating 16 completed missions, and nose artwork depicting Captain Reilly-ffoul, a...

  • 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

    A group of officers of No. 13 Squadron RAF stand outside the Squadron's mobile Operations Room at Canrobert, Algeria.

  • 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

    Air Marshal Sir Arthur "Mary" Coningham, Air Officer Commanding the North-west Allied Tactical Air Force, talking to ground crews serving with squadrons of No. 242 Group RAF at Souk el Khemis, during the closing stages of the campaign in...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    A Curtiss Kittyhawk Mark III of No. 112 Squadron RAF undergoes an engine test at its dispersal on the football field at Bari, Italy, (formerly the Italian Air Force's 'Umberto di Savoia' airfield) shortly after the Squadron's arrival...

  • 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

    Section Officer The Lady Dorothy Lygon seated at her desk while serving as a photographic interpreter at Northwest African Photographic Reconnaissance Command in Algiers.

  • 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

    Armourers of No. 89 Squadron RAF servicing the 20mm Hispano cannons of a Bristol Beaufighter Mark VIF at Castel Benito, Libya.

  • GERMAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT 1939-1945

    GERMAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT 1939-1945

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

    An abandoned Henschel Hs 126B reconnaissance aircraft on an Austrian airfield in June 1945. The Hs was commonly used as an artillery observation aircraft early on in the war but by 1942 had been relegated to training and glider towing duties. In the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Aircrew of No. 40 Squadron RAF don their flying equipment before boarding their Vicker Wellington B Mark X at Foggia Main, Italy, for the last night bombing operation undertaken by the type. Six Wellingtons accompanied a force of Consolidated Liberators...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Airmen of a field squadron of No. 1321 Wing RAF Regiment talk with local inhabitants, including the village priest, after landing at Katakolon, Greece, as part of the "Bucketforce/"Rowanbucket" Task Force.

  • 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

    Airmen examine sten guns in front of a flight canteen, improvised from empty fuel tins, at Blida, Algeria. Note the recently-built field oven on the left.

  • 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

    A Martin Baltimore Mark IIIA of No. 55 Squadron RAF (right), takes off from Ben Gardane North, Tunisia, for an attack on Mareth village, as other aircraft of the Squadron taxi to the take off point

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1944-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1944-1945.

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

    Flight Lieutenant T H Palmer, an RAF public relations officer, makes his way through the mud on the waterlogged Hawker Hurricane dispersal at Maison Blanche, Algeria, following heavy rainfall over the Mediterranean area.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Supermarine Spitfires, Hawker Hurricanes and an Airspeed Oxford assembled at Brindisi, Italy, for overhaul or repair at No. 110 Maintenance Unit. To the right, in the middle distance, is a similar group of Lockheed P-38s and Republic P-47s of the 15th...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Douglas Dakota Mark IIIs of No. 267 Squadron RAF lined up at Bari, Italy. Aircraft nearest the camera are (front to rear): KG496 'AI', FL589 and FD957.

  • 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

    A Bedford and 'Queen Mary' trailer combination, possibly of No. 108 Repair and Salvage Unit, drives through a water-filled crater on a road near Souk el Khemis, Tunisia, on the way back to its base, bearing a damaged Supermarine Spitfire Mark V...

  • BRITISH GENERALS 1939-1945

    BRITISH GENERALS 1939-1945

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

    Field Marshal The Earl Alexander of Tunis (1891 - 1969): General Alexander, Deputy Commander in Chief Allied Forces in North Africa, discussing future operations with the Supreme Commander, General Eisenhower in Tunisia.

  • 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

    Operation TORCH: Supermarine Spitfire Mark Vs, reinforcement aircraft for North African units, lined up at Bone, Algeria. The American soldiers crossing the concrete hard standing are members of the 1st Ranger Battalion, which guarded the airfield...

  • 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

    Supermarine Spitfire Mark Vs of No. 322 Wing RAF, parked in their dispersals at Tingley, Algeria. In the foreground Mark VBs ES187 'C' and ES191 'T' of No. 154 Squadron RAF are being brought to readiness for a patrol. Note 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: Royal Air Force official photographer

    Bristol Beaufighter Mark VIFs of No. 255 Squadron RAF, undergoing maintenance at sunset, at Setif Algeria.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY,THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    British soldiers and Yugoslav partisans transferring parachute containers and bundles of supplies from a lorry to Handley Page Halifax Mark II, BB338 'M' of No. 148 (Special Duties) Squadron RAF at Brindisi, Italy, before it takes off on a...

  • 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

    Armourers of No. 241 Squadron RAF about to load two 500-lb GP bombs onto Hawker Hurricane Tac R Mark IIC, HV638, at Souk el Arba ('Sloane Square'), Tunisia.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No. 213 Squadron RAF

    Part of a train on the railway line between Novska and Zagreb, Croatia, Yugoslavia, explodes during an attack by North American Mustangs of No. 213 Squadron RAF.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1944-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1944-1945.

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

    Two RAF mechanics fit a long-range fuel tank under the wing of a North American Mustang Mark III of No. 213 Squadron RAF at Biferno, Italy, for a mission in support of partisan forces in Yugoslavia. The mechanics are, Leading Aircraftman L Doyle of...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    A ground crew member loads bags of DDT into smoke dispensing equipment, adapted for use as an anti-mosquito spray under the fuselage of a Westland Lysander in Sicily, as the pilots look on. The high incidence of malaria among allied servicemen in the...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1944-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1944-1945.

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

    Unserviceable Supermarine Spitfire fuselages lined up on trestles at No. 156 Maintenance Unit, Blida, Algeria.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    An Avro Anson Mark I, probably of No. 4 Aircraft Delivery Unit (Middle East), used to transport ferry pilots back to their base after delivering aircraft to front line units, parked at Capodichino near Naples.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    Flying Officer C L Collings, Officer in charge of the Desert Air Force's Anti-Malaria Control Unit, lectures to pilots and ground crew of No. 152 Squadron RAF on defence tactics against the disease, in front of one of the Squadron's Supermarine...

  • 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

    RAF Regiment camp by the Mediterranean Sea at La Marsa, Tunisia.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1944-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE IN NORTH AFRICA, 1944-1945.

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

    Two RAF fitters at work on the Rolls Royce Merlin engine of a Supermarine Spitfire, beneath the bomb bay of a Handley Page Halifax converted for the purpose of carrying a Spitfire fuselage, at No. 144 Maintenance Unit, Maison Blanche, Algeria.

  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1939-1945: SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE.

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

    Late-production Spitfire Mark VC, MA859, passes over Fez, Morocco, while on its delivery flight to the Italian theatre. MA859 had been shipped from Britain and assembled by No. 145 Maintenance Unit at Casablanca, from where it was ferried to Italy for...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    part of "AIR MINISTRY SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Mediterranean Allied Air Forces

    Wing Commander A D J Lovell (right) of Portrush, Northern Ireland, receives the American Distinguished Flying Cross from Brigadier General Thomas C D'Arcy, Commanding General of XII Tactical Air Command, 15th USAAF, during an awards ceremony at...

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