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  • SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: ROYAL AIR FORCE

    SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: ROYAL AIR FORCE

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

    Sir Arthur W. Tedder, G.C.B. Air Commander in Chief, Mediterranean Air Command.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

    THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

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

    Personalities: The Allied commanders of the campaign photographed in Tunisia. Front row, left to right: The Commander-in-Chief, General Dwight Eisenhower, The Air Commander-in-Chief, Mediterranean Air Command, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder; 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: No.39 Squadron RAF

    Smoke rises from the Averoff Prison in Athens as Bristol Beaufighters of No. 39 Squadron RAF attack prison buildings held by ELAS insurgents during the Greek Civil War. Five aircraft, operating from Hassani/Kalmaki airfield, scored 36 direct hits on 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: No. 205 Group RAF

    Vertical aerial photograph taken during a daylight raid by aircraft of No. 205 Group RAF on the railway yards at Sarajevo, Yugoslavia. Bombs at top left can be seen falling towards the target (bottom, centre) which is surrounded by explosions.

  • 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. 205 Group RAF

    Vertical aerial photograph taken durig a daylight bombing raid on German troop concentrations in Podgorica, Yugoslavia, by 40 Vickers Wellingtons, 30 Consolidated Liberators and two Handley Page Halifaxes of No. 205 Group RAF. Thick smoke rises from...

  • 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. 48 Squadron RAF

    German submarineType VIIC, U-617, on fire and lying on her port side after being beached off the Moroccan coast near Melilla, as a result of damage sustained in an attack by two Gibraltar-based Vickers Wellington Mark VIIIs of No. 179 Squadron RAF, in...

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE, 1939-1945: MARTIN MODEL 187 BALTIMORE.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE, 1939-1945: MARTIN MODEL 187 BALTIMORE.

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

    Baltimore Mark IV, FA463 ‘U’, of No. 223 Squadron RAF, on the ground at Celone, Italy, after completing 102 operational sorties with the Squadron over Tunisia, Sicily and Italy. 'U' for Uncle's total flying time on its retirement from...

  • 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. 239 Wing RAF standing in front of a Curtiss Kittyhawk at Cutella landing ground, south of Vasto Italy, after returning from a shipping strike off the Yugoslavian coast. In front of the aircraft are, (left to right): Flight Sergeant E H...

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

    THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

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

    The Drive for Messina 10 July - 17 August 1943: Flying Officer Colin Edmends from Australia and his fitter, D McMinnemy, inspect the tail of his Curtiss Kittyhawk after it was damaged during a sortie over Catania.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

    THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

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

    The Drive for Messina 10 July - 17 August 1943: Chandelier flares light up an Allied airfield during a night raid by Axis bombers. Bombs are bursting and a column of smoke rises into the night sky from a fire.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

    THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

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

    Planning and Preparations January - July 1943: Royal Air Force glider pilots and pilots of towing aircraft are briefed before the airborne invasion.

  • 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

    Personnel of a Beach Balloon Party erect their bivouacs on a Sicilian beach, while behind them a kite balloon is prepared for deployment.

  • 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

    Air Chiefs in conference at Vasto, during a visit to Italy by the Chief of the Air Staff. Left to right: Air Vice-Marshal H Broadhurst, Air Officer Commanding the Desert Air Force; Air Marshal Sir Arthur "Mary" Coningham, Air Officer Commanding...

  • 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 temporary flight office of an RAF squadron at work, sheltered from the sun beneath the wing of an abandoned Fiesler Storch at Comiso, Sicily.

  • 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

    Fitters, armourers and mechanics of No. 13 Squadron RAF prepare Bristol Blenheim Mark VD 'C' for a sortie 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

    RAF fitters installing an overhauled and tested Rolls Royce Merlin engine in a Hawker Hurricane at No. 144 Maintenance Unit, Maison Blanche, 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

    Field communications operating in the open air at Souk el Khemis ('Victoria'), Tunisia. The wireless operator on the left is using a portable R1082/T1083 HF transceiver set powered by 12-volt batteries, while the telephone operator on the right...

  • 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 conference of ground crews and pilots of No. 111 Squadron RAF by one of their Supermarine Spitfire Mark VCs, seen over the wreckage of an Italian fighter, destroyed in its blast bay on the edge of the airfield 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

    Martin Baltimore Mark IV, FA495 'N', of No. 223 Squadron RAF, flying over the Abruzzan Appenines after bombing a road junction between Avezzano and Popoli on the Rome-Pescara highway, during attacks by medium bombers of the Desert Air Force on...

  • 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. 252 Squadron RAF

    Bristol Beaufighter Mark Xs of No. 252 Squadron RAF overfly the Greek Parliament Building <Vouli>, and Syntagma Square during victory celebrations in Athens.

  • 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

    Squadron Leader L C Wade, Officer Commanding No. 145 Squadron RAF, sitting in the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire HF Mark VIII at Triolo landing ground, south of San Severo, Italy, shortly before the end of his second tour of operations in 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

    Popular songwriter Mark Molloy, serving as AC2 R Donnelly, entertains a group of RAF servicemen in the Salvation Army Redshield Club 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

    King George VI inspects a guard of honour of the RAF Regiment on arriving at Hammamet, Tunisia, during his visit to North Africa. The tall figure on the left is Air Commodore L F Sinclair, Air Officer Commanding the Tactical Bomber Force of the North-...

  • 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

    the popular singer, Ruth Howard, entertains personnel of No. 244 Wing RAF from the back of a lorry in an olive grove at Canne, Italy, during a visit by Geraldo and his band. Standing to the right of the tailboard are three other members of the band; (...

  • 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 group of partisan and civilian women stand with other members of the Yugoslav National Liberation Army after arriving at the air evacuation centre at Bari, Italy, on Douglas Dakota Mark III, KG469 'H', of No. 267 Squadron RAF, seen behind...

  • 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

    An airman watches as Algerian dock workers roll barrels of oil along the quayside at Algiers. Behind them is Hawker Sea Hurricane Mark I, W9182, of the Merchant Ship Fighter Unit mounted on the fo'c'sle catapult of a Catapult Armed Merchantman...

  • 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

    Airmen of a field squadron of the RAF Regiment packing a 3-inch mortar for transport to the front lines north of Cassino, Italy. Two field squadrons were used in the infantry role on the Cassino front, being placed under the command of the 2nd New...

  • 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: 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 composite mine clearance flight of No. 1321 Wing RAF Regiment sweeping a lane clear of German mines near the runway at Araxos, Greece, following its occupation. Supervising the work is Flight Lieutenant R E Cottle of No. 2926 LAA Squadron RAF...

  • 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

    On board a Handley Page Halifax Mark II of No. 148 (Special Duties) Squadron RAF, the despatcher, Flight Sergeant J Stewart of Glasgow (right), assisted by the wireless operator, Flight Sergeant R Short of Wembley, Middlesex, demonstrate how supply bags...

  • 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 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

    A Junkers Ju 90 of Lufttransportstaffel 290 turns for the land as it comes under cannon attack from a Martin Marauder piloted by Wing Commander W S G Maydwell, the Commanding Officer of No. 14 Squadron RAF, off Bastia, Corsica. Maydwell and his crew, who...

  • 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, flying from Celone, Italy, releasing 500-lb MC bombs over the target during a raid on the railway station and junction at Sulmona.

  • 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

    Air Vice-Marshal H Broadhurst, Air Officer Commanding the Desert Air Force (fourth from right), talking with squadron and flight commanders of No. 239 Wing RAF during a visit to Agnone, Sicily. Standing to Broadhurst's left with his back to 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

    Supermarine Spitfire Mark Vs of No. 243 Squadron RAF undergo maintenance at Comiso, Sicily. Photographed over the tail section of an abandoned Messerschmitt Bf 109G of 6/JG53.

  • 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

    Fitters and armourers hurriedly service a Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX of No. 244 Wing RAF at Lentini West, Sicily.

  • 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

    Mechanics from No. 1 Squadron SAAF prepare to fit a replacement propeller on a Supermarine Spitfire Mark IXE of No. 111 Squadron RAF, parked by a vineyard on the edge of the airfield at Pachino, Sicily.

  • 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

    Two Supermarine Spitfire Mark IXs, MA425 ‘RZ-R’ (nearest) and MH635 ‘RZ-U’, of No 241 Squadron RAF, piloted by Flying Officers H Cogman and J V Macdonald respectively, returning to their base at Madna, south-east of Campomarino, Italy, after a weather...

  • 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

    Personnel of No. 92 Squadron RAF push one of their Supermarine Spitfire Mark VIIIs from the mud on the waterlogged landing ground at Canne, Italy, watched by one of the Squadron pets..

  • 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

    Squadron Leader J J le Roux, who commanded No. 111 Squadron RAF from January to April 1943, standing in front of his motorcycle at Souk el Khemis ('Waterloo'), 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: Royal Air Force official photographer

    Ground crew refuelling and preparing Hawker Hurricane Mark IVs of No. 6 Squadron RAF for operations at Araxos, Greece.

  • 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

    Vickers Wellington Mark X, LN640 'A', of No. 70 Squadron RAF taxies to the main runway at at Tortorella, Italy, for a night bombing operation as a Boeing B-17 of the 99th Bomb Group, 15th USAAF, comes in to land.

  • 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 No. 985 (Balloon) Squadron RAF transferring a Mark VI Kite Balloon to a merchant ship in Bone harbour, Algeria, by towing it to the vessel in a 24-foot Marine Tender.

  • 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

    Douglas Boston Mark III, Z2303 'V', of No. 114 Squadron RAF based at Souk el Khemis (‘Kings Cross’) Tunisia, flies north of the Medjerda River (top right) to attack enemy airfields, during the practically continuous offensive operations mounted...

  • 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 V reinforcement aircraft and a Hawker Hurricane (far left), prepare to taxi out from the flight line at Bone, Algeria, for delivery to forward units in North Africa, after being ferried from Gibraltar.

  • 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

    An Italian mother thanks Squadron Leader J V Quinn, a Medical Officer serving with No. 232 Wing RAF, after he treated her baby at his mobile surgery in Southern 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

    Supermarine Walrus, X9498 'B', of No. 284 Squadron RAF undergoing maintenance at Cassibile, Sicily. Parked behind them and partly obscured is Hawker Hurricane Mark IIC, KW980, of the Mediterranean Air Command Communications Unit based at Maison...

  • 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

    Ground crew of No. 154 Squadron RAF hang their washing out to dry beside a dispersal at Souk el Khemis ('Victoria'), Tunisia, where two of the Squadron's Supermarine Spitfire Mark Vs are undergoing maintenance, (Mark VB, ER676 'HT-E...

  • 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

    PMRAFNS nursing sisters, who helped to found the RAF's first static hospital in North Africa, No. 1 RAF General Hospital at Carthage, seen here in the former convalescent home at Torre del Greco, near Naples, to where the hospital moved on crossing...

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