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  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "BRITISH AIRCRAFT OF THE PERIOD 1939-1945" (photographs) Made by: Royal Air Force official photographer

    MH 5773

    North American B-25B Mitchell Mk I, FK161, the first Mitchell to be delivered to RAF Bomber Command, summer 1942.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Parker P R

    HU 91252

    Lockheed Hudson bombers of No 407 'Demon' Squadron, the first Canadian squadron in Coastal Command, lined up at North Coates, 2 November 1941. Aircrew and ground staff gather around a YMCA tea car for 'char and a wad'. Note the pigeon...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "Air Ministry" (photographs)

    MH 5171

    The first production Blackburn Botha, L6104, at the time of its maiden flight in December 1938. The Botha was a product of the RAF's expansion and re-equipment programme in the late 1930s and was designed to replace the Avro Anson and the Vickers...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM PHOTOGRAPH ARCHIVE COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 27463

    A No 174 Squadron Typhoon in a sorry state at Volkel. This aircraft, bearing fuselage codes XP-P, is believed to have been hit by flak on 22 February, and was wrecked on return to base. Note the wing armament access panels hanging open, and the No 274...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM FILM FRAMES COLLECTION" (photographs)

    IWM FLM 1455

    With its rocket rails empty, a No 175 Squadron Typhoon taxies between the trees at Le Fresne-Camilly (B-5) after returning from a close-support sortie, 1 August 1944. By this date communications with the ground forces had been improved, and standing...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF SUPPLY" (photographs)

    MH 2985

    The Short Rangoon, a military version of the civilian Calcutta used by Imperial Airways, circa 1936.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 86316

    A Luftwaffe NCO notes the identity of Spitfire VB W3824/ DV-F, now residing in a salvage yard somewhere in northern France, 18 November 1941. The No 129 Squadron aircraft was shot down on 27 September 1941 during Circus No 103 and its pilot captured.

  • SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE IX AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1944

    SUPERMARINE SPITFIRE IX AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE WITH THE ROYAL AIR FORCE, 1944

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR CENSORSHIP BUREAU LIBRARY OF PRESS PHOTOGRAPHS: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    HU 86321

    No. 126 Squadron line-up at Bradwell Bay on 11 December 1944, when six Spitfire IXs were ceremoniously presented to the RAF on behalf of the Persian Gulf Spitfire Fund. Squadron Leader J.A. 'Johnny' Plagis introduces members of his squadron to...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "COMBINED OPERATIONS 1941 - 1942" (photographs)

    HU 88314

    Group Captain Charles Appleton (centre), Station Commander at Tangmere, flanked by some of the wing leaders and squadron commanders who flew on the Dieppe Raid. On the left, Wing Commander 'Johnnie' Walker (Tangmere Wing) and 'Pat'...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: COASTAL COMMAND

    part of "AERIAL RECONNAISSANCE" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer

    HU 26300

    Beaufighter ICs of No 248 Squadron at St Eval, October 1941. The aircraft in the foreground is T4776/WR-F.

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