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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

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

    CE 106

    Flight Lieutenant M Cybulski (left) and Flying Officer H Ladbrook of No 410 Squadron, RCAF, with their severely charred Mosquito II at Coleby Grange, 27 September 1943. On an intruder sortie over the Netherlands the previous night the pair had attacked a...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    HU 81401

    A Banff Strike Wing Mosquito VI on final approach after another anti-shipping sortie, April 1945. Note the double-tiered rocket rails, which enabled the aircraft to carry drop tanks outboard of the engine nacelles.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "ROYAL AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT 1941-1959: ATP COLLECTION (GSA 325)" (photographs)

    ATP 12595B

    The Mosquito XVIII, the so-called 'Tsetse', was armed with a 6pdr (57mm) Molins gun for use against surfaced U-boats. This aircraft, MM424, seen in February 1944, was one of only 17 production versions built. The barrel of the Molins, which was...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 5212

    A Mosquito of the Banff Strike Wing in action in the Kattegat on 5 April 1945. There the Mosquitos discovered a convoy of seven ships evacuating Germans troops back to the Fatherland. In the ensuing attack a flak ship and a trawler were sunk, but one No...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 4550

    In July and August 1944 Mosquitos of No 248 Squadron and No 235 (newly converted from Beaufighters) were operating together on escort and anti-shipping strikes along the west coast of France. On the evening of 9 August a dozen Mosquito VIs from No 253...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    HU 81398

    One of a sequence of photos showing an attack on U-boats in the Kattegat by Mosquitos of the Banff Wing, photographed from Mosquito 'Z-Zebra' of No 143 Squadron, 19 April 1945. A Type XXIII U-boat is seen submerging through a hail of rocket...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    C 4835

    The Norwegian-registered D/S URSA manoeuvres desperately to avoid rocket and cannon fire from aircraft of the Banff Strike Wing, 19 September 1944. Three steamships - URSA, LYNX and TYRIFJORD - were making their way from Hamburg to Tromso and Hammerfest...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    HU 81400

    One of a sequence of photos showing an attack on U-boats in the Kattegat by Mosquitos of No 143 Squadron, photographed from Mosquito 'Z-Zebra', 19 April 1945. A Type XXIII U-boat is seen submerging through a hail of rocket and cannon fire.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

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

    HU 81399

    One of a sequence of photos showing an attack on U-boats in the Kattegat by Mosquitos of No 143 Squadron, photographed from Mosquito 'Z-Zebra', 19 April 1945. A Type XXIII U-boat is seen submerging through a hail of rocket and cannon fire.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Norwegian official photographer

    HU 90816

    De Havilland Mosquito NF IIs of 'B' Flight, No 333 (Norwegian) Squadron, attended by ground crew in a dispersal at Leuchars, Fife, October 1943. The aircraft on the right is DZ754/'F'.

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