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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "GADD ANTHONY (WING COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 81249

    A torpedo attack by Beaufighters of the North Coates and Strubby Wings on a convoy off Heligoland, 8 July 1944.

  • HUDSON MARK 3 (LOCKHEED)

    HUDSON MARK 3 (LOCKHEED)

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

    CS 112

    No 269 Squadron's most-photographed Hudson, T 9465 'Spirit of Lockheed-Vega Employees', bathed in early-morning sunshine while being readied for an anti-submarine patrol from Kaldadarnes, Iceland, October 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

    C 2066

    On 27 August 1941 Coastal Command claimed a rare and unusual success when one of its aircraft was instrumental in the capture of a U-boat. A No 269 Squadron Hudson operating from Kaldadarnes in Iceland, flown by Squadron leader J. H. Thompson, surprised...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "GADD ANTHONY (WING COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 81250

    A torpedo attack by Beaufighters of the North Coates and Strubby Wings on a convoy off Heligoland, 8 July 1944.

  • 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 5274

    Picturesque Norwegian fjords hitherto untouched by the war became a battleground as the strike wings sought out enemy vessels lurking in them during the last months of hostilities. Three beaufighters from the Dallachy Wing are seen here attacking enemy...

  • 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 2068

    On 27 August 1941 Coastal Command claimed a rare and unusual success when one of its aircraft was instrumental in the capture of a U-boat. A No 269 Squadron Hudson operating from Kaldadarnes in Iceland, flown by Squadron leader J. H. Thompson, surprised...

  • 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 3531

    Convoy attack. In April 1943 No 144 Squadron joined with No 404 Squadron RCAF to form a second Beaufighter strike wing, based at Wick. The two units flew their first operation together on 27 April, when they attacked a convoy off Norway. One large...

  • INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

    INVASION OF WALCHEREN ISLAND [WESTKAPELLE]

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit

    BU 1273

    The occupation of Walcheren Island is going fast. Flushing is in the hands of the British and troops fanning out to the West are close to the Marine Commandos coming down from the Westkapelle beachhead (where these pictures were taken). This image shows...

  • BRITISH LANDINGS ON WALCHEREN

    BRITISH LANDINGS ON WALCHEREN

    part of "WAR OFFICE SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Stiggins (Sergeant)

    BU 1246

    British assault troops landed on Walcheren at dawn on 1 November 1944 and most of Flushing was included in the first bridgehead. The landings were supported by fire from British warships. The object of the assault is to silence the enemy guns menacing...

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