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  • 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 4614

    Sunderland EK573/P of No 10 Squadron RCAF 'unsticks' after picking up three survivors from a Wellington shot down in the Bay of Biscay, 27 August 1944. Despite a heavy swell - and the knowledge that many such landing attempts had ended in...

  • 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 3943

    The crew of 'Sri Guroh', a Merlin-engined Wellington II of No 214 (Federated Malay States) Squadron based at Stradishall, Suffolk, photographed in front of their aircraft before setting out for Essen on 4 November 1941.

  • 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: RAF Beconsfield Station Photographer

    CH 10663

    Wellington X, HE165 of No 196 Squadron, which was damaged by flak during mine-laying operations off the Frisian Islands on the night of 14-15 March 1943, but managed to make a successful emergency landing back at its base at Leconfield, Yorkshire.

  • 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 3476

    Wellington IC, R1448/HA-L, of No 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron, having the name "Akyem-Abuakwa" applied, Marham, August 1941.

  • 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 12719

    Wellington XIV HF385 of No 612 Squadron, under tow at Chivernor, April 1944. The WAAF tractor driver is 20-year-old LACW Felicity Lambert.

  • 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: RAF Hixon Station Photographer

    CH 18412

    Wellingtons of No 30 OTU at Hixon, Staffordshire, part of No 93 (Training) Group, being prepared for a leaflet raid, September 1943.

  • 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 17196

    Wellington aircrew of No 149 Squadron at Mildenhall on 1 May 1941. On the night of 31 March - 1 April 1941, during a raid on Emden, a specially modified Wellington flown by Pilot Officer J H Franks (centre, with moustache) dropped one of the first two 4,...

  • 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 13880

    Boys from the Luton Air Training Corps (ATC) were treated to a day at No 12 Operational Training Unit (OTU) at Chipping Warden, Northamptonshire, on 17 September 1944. Here, 15-year-old Cadet Tommy McMordie trying the rear turret of one of the unit'...

  • 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 2714

    Armourers of No 75 (New Zealand) Squadron pose with a pair of 500-pounders and give the 'thumbs up' in front of the 'Wellington Devil', a suitably decorated Wellington IC, Feltwell, 10 May 1941.

  • 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 5987

    A Wellington under construction at the Vickers 'shadow factory' at Hawarden, near Chester, 1 June 1942.

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