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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: 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

    CH 10089

    Electrician was one of the many ground trades open to RAF airmen and airwomen alike. These three are testing and charging aircraft batteries at Ford in May 1943. The fighter station's sole resident squadron at this date was No 256, operating with...

  • 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: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF AIRCRAFT PRODUCTION SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs)

    E(MOS) 516

    One of the first Mosquito II night-fighters, seen after a demonstration flight during a visit by the Duke of Kent to the de Havilland plant at Hatfield in November 1941 The nose-mounted transmitter aerial and wing-mounted receiver aerials for the...

  • 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

    CH 14288

    Mosquito VI HX918 was delivered to the A&AEE at Boscombe Down in November 1943 for rocket-projectile (RP) tests.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

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

    CH 14466

    A photo-reconnaissance Mosquito IX, ML897 'D-Dorothy', of No 1409 (Meteorological) Flight, with air and ground crew and the Station Commander, Group Captain E Donaldson (centre), at Wyton in January 1945.

  • 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...

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