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  • SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: ROYAL AIR FORCE

    SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945: ROYAL AIR FORCE

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

  • 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 J M Robb, erstwhile Deputy Air Commander, North West African Air Forces, and Air Officer Commanding RAF North West Africa, sitting at his desk at La Marsa, Tunisia, after the absorption of his command by Headquarters Mediterranean Allied...

  • 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

    Wing and squadron commanders of No. 244 Wing RAF at Triolo landing ground, south of San Severo, Italy. Left to right: Squadron Leader P S "Stan" Turner, (Officer Commanding No. 417 Squadron RCAF); Squadron Leader P H "Hunk" Humphries...

  • AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS DAKOTA.

    AMERICAN AIRCRAFT IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICE 1939-1945: DOUGLAS DAKOTA.

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    Dakota Mark III, FD857 ‘S’, of No. 267 Squadron RAF based at Bari, Italy, flying along the Balkan coast line. Note the Squadron's "Pegasus" emblem painted on the nose.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 1943: THE ALLIED ADVANCE TO THE GUSTAV LINE

    THE CAMPAIGN IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER 1943: THE ALLIED ADVANCE TO THE GUSTAV LINE

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

    Naples, September - October 1943: The twisted metal of a wrecked gantry crane destroyed by Germans, lying in Naples harbour.

  • BRITISH GENERALS 1939-1945

    BRITISH GENERALS 1939-1945

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    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.

  • THE ALLIED LANDINGS IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER 1943: REGGIO, TARANTO AND SALERNO

    THE ALLIED LANDINGS IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER 1943: REGGIO, TARANTO AND SALERNO

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

    Salerno, 9 September 1943 (Operation Avalanche): Supermarine Spitfires manned by American pilots lined up ready for action on an airfield near Salerno littered with the wreckage of enemy aircraft and aircraft parts. The enemy aircraft were destroyed in...

  • THE ALLIED LANDINGS IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER 1943: REGGIO, TARANTO AND SALERNO

    THE ALLIED LANDINGS IN ITALY, SEPTEMBER 1943: REGGIO, TARANTO AND SALERNO

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

    Supermarine Spitfire Mark VIIIs of No 92 Squadron RAF parked on the airfield at Grottaglie, following the successful landings at Taranto (Operation SLAPSTICK). Note the large damaged airship hangar in the background.

  • SPORT & LEISURE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    SPORT & LEISURE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    The Royal Air Force against the Army in a football match at the St Eugene Sports Stadium in Algiers on Boxing Day 1943: Aircraftman McGuiggan of the RAF league, who played centre forward, pushes the ball past the Army league goalkeeper to score the RAF...

  • WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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    Mr Winston Churchill with General James H Doolittle, Commanding General of the US Strategic Air Force, sitting in the rear seat of a staff car studying bombing photographs taken from Flying Fortresses. Picture taken during Mr Churchill's inspection...

  • 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: The Allies possessed almost complete air superiority during the campaign, enabling them to disrupt Axis communications and troop movements. One of the reasons was the capture and use of local airfields...

  • 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 IXs and VCs of No. 232 Squadron RAF undergoing servicing at Serretelle landing ground, south of Salerno, Italy. In the foreground, local peasants in a bullock cart help to prepare the airfield for use by removing tree stumps...

  • SPORT & LEISURE IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    SPORT & LEISURE IN THE ROYAL AIR FORCE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    An RAF football match played in Italy between two teams of airmen. Mount Vesuvius is visible in the distance behind the goal made of camouflage netting.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

    THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

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    Planning and Preparations January - July 1943: British airborne troops check their equipment before boarding their gliders.

  • SPORT & LEISURE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    SPORT & LEISURE DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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

    A Services Golf Tournament held in Rome, in which several well-known peacetime golfers took part. Photograph shows: Lieutenant Bobby Locke, now serving in the South African Air Force, playing while Private Tommy Bolt, the American golfer looks on.

  • WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN NORTH AFRICA

    WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN NORTH AFRICA

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    The Prime Minister Winston Churchill talks to his son, Captain Randolph Churchill, at a North African airfield under the wing of an aircraft following the end of the Desert War in February 1943.

  • THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

    THE CAMPAIGN IN SICILY 1943

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    Planning and Preparations January - July 1943: A jeep is loaded onto an American WACO CG-4A glider.

  • 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: British airborne troops wait to board an American WACO CG4A glider.

  • 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. 24 Squadron SAAF

    Operation CORKSCREW: a Douglas Boston of No. 24 Squadron SAAF flies over the target as bombs explode on the Italian gun battery on Monte San Elmo (bottom), during the intense aerial bombardment of Pantelleria, prior to the Allied landings there.

  • WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN NORTH AFRICA

    WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN NORTH AFRICA

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

    The Prime Minister Winston Churchill talks to his son, Captain Randolph Churchill, at a North African airfield under the wing of an aircraft following the end of the Desert War in February 1943.

  • WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN NORTH AFRICA

    WINSTON CHURCHILL DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR IN NORTH AFRICA

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

    The Prime Minister Winston Churchill raises his hat using a cane during an address to troops in the amphitheatre in Carthage, Tunisia, in June 1943.

  • COMMONWEALTH AIR ACES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

    COMMONWEALTH AIR ACES OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR

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    Acting Wing Commander Colin Gray, the top scoring New Zealand pilot with 27 kills, pictured with his Supermarine Spitfire at Souk-el-Kehemis while commanding No 81 Squadron, Royal Air Force 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

    Armourers fuzing a 4,000-lb HC bomb ("Cookie") at Kairouan West, Tunisia, before loading it into a Vickers Wellington Mark X of No. 205 Group RAF, during preparations for a night bombing raid on Salerno, Italy, prior to the Allied landings at...

  • 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 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 Rolls Royce Merlin engine being slung onto a test bench following overhaul at No. 144 Maintenance Unit, Maison Blanche, 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

    A Martin Baltimore Mark IV of No. 223 Squadron RAF sends up sprays of water while landing at rain-soaked Celone, Italy, along a runway laid with pierced steel planking (PSP).

  • 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

    Corporal M Piper of Stafford stands on an oil drum to service the front turret of a Vickers Wellington Mark X of No. 150 Squadron RAF, at Kairouan, Tunisia, prior to bombing operations in support of Operation AVALANCHE, the Allied landings at Salerno,...

  • 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

    Handley Page Halifax Mark IIs of No. 148 (Special Duties) Squadron RAF, undergoing servicing at Bari, 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

    Men of the RAF Regiment assist an RAF intelligence officer to salvage important parts from a Messerschmitt Me 410 photographic reconnaissance aircraft, shot down on the banks of the Sangro River, 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

    Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC, ER557 'EF-D' "Mustapha", of No. 232 Squadron RAF awaits the signal to start up in its dispersal at Tingley, Algeria. It formed part of the fighter escort for a force of North American B-25s of the 12th...

  • 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 Airspeed Horsa Mark I glider of No. 38 Wing RAF waits to be towed off from the runway at Goubrine II, Tunisia, at the commencement of Operations FUSTIAN and MARSTON, the 1st Airborne Division landings in 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

    Supermarine Spitfire LF Mark IXs of No. 232 Squadron RAF based at Poretta, Corsica, flying in loose formation along the eastern coast of Corsica.

  • 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: 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

    Armourers load a Curtiss Kittyhawk Mark III of No. 239 Wing RAF with 250-lb GP bombs and re-arm the machine guns in the wings, at Agnone, Sicily, for a forthcoming sortie against enemy positions in the foothills of Mount Etna.

  • 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

    Attempts being made to free a Douglas Dakota of No. 267 Squadron RAF Detachment, bogged down in the mud at Catania, Sicily, following the heavy Autumn rains.

  • 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. 111 Squadron RAF undergoing maintenance at Comiso, Sicily. 'JU-R' in the foreground is a Mark IXE, the other aircraft being Mark VCs.

  • 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, undergoing routine maintenance at Grottaglie, Italy, is refuelled from a Bedford QL fuel 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

    RAF fitters running a test on an overhauled Rolls Royce Merlin engine installed in a Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC (possibly JG873) undergoing repair at No.144 Maintenance Unit, Maison Blanche, Algeria. The aircraft still bears the markings of the 4th...

  • 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

    Civilian workers unpack the propeller of a Supermarine Spitfire during the assembly of the aircraft by No.145 Maintenance Unit at Cazès Airport, Casablanca, Morocco. Most of the civilians employed at 145 MU were Spanish refugees who fled to 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

    Ground crew prepare to start a Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC of No. 324 Wing RAF at Capodichino near Naples, using a trolley-accumulator. Spitfire Mark IXs of No. 93 Squadron RAF can be seen parked in the background, with Mount Vesuvius in the distance.

  • 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 W Elliott, Air Officer Commanding the Balkan Air Force (centre), talks with pilots of No. 213 Squadron RAF on their return to Biferno, Italy, from a ground-attack sortie over Yugoslavia.

  • 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: Royal Air Force official photographer

    The crew of a Vickers Wellington Mark X of No. 150 Squadron RAF receive a final briefing from their flight commander before taking off from Kairouan, Tunisia, for a raid on targets in the Salerno area on the day before the Allied landings there, (...

  • 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 Hawker Hurricane Mark IID of No. 6 Squadron RAF gives a demonstration of the firepower of its Vickers 40mm Type S anti-tank guns against derelict German tanks in the North African desert.

  • 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

    Four Curtiss Kittyhawk Mark IIIs of No. 112 Squadron RAF based at Agnone, Sicily, in stepped line-astern formation, flying south along the Gulf of Catania.

  • 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 line of Supermarine Spitfire Mark IXs of No. 73 Squadron RAF, undergo servicing and refuelling at Prkos, Yugoslavia.

  • 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

    North American Mustang Mark III, HB971 ‘HS-E’, of No. 260 Squadron RAF, taking off from Cervia, Italy, armed with eight 3-inch rocket projectiles under each wing.

  • 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 L C Wade, Commmanding Officer of No. 145 Squadron RAF, inspects the damaged starboard wing of his Supermarine Spitfire Mark IX after flying back to his base at Goubrine North,Tunisia, following combat with enemy fighters while providing...

  • 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

    Armourers carry 3-inch rocket projectiles to a North American Mustang Mark III of No. 260 Squadron RAF, parked in a dispersal at Cervia, Italy.

  • 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

    Aircraftman 1st Class D F Diplock of Mevagissey, Cornwall (left), and Leading Aircraftman A E Butler of High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, operate a water distillation plant designed and constructed by No. 135 Air Stores Park at their camp near Algajola,...

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