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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: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) 1944

    HU 74920

    The 'round the clock' bombing by RAF and USAAF necessitated closer liaison between the two bomber forces, and even at squadron level goodwill visits between neighbouring units helped foster the spirit of co-operation. Here a B-17 Flying...

  • WEST INDIES CALLING

    WEST INDIES CALLING

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

    IWM FLM 2752

    This image is a still taken from the film 'West Indies Calling' which is based upon a BBC broadcast whereby West Indians' living in Britain try to explain to the British public the West Indians' contribution to the Second World War....

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AUSTRALIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographer

    AUS 1760

    A Lancaster crew of No 467 Squadron, RAAF, at Bottesford, Leicestershire, preparing to set off for Berlin on the evening of 31 August 1943. They are, from left: Flight Sergeants J Scott, G. Eriksen and A Boys, Sergeant C Adair, Flight Sergeant B Jones (...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "CRESSWELL (MRS)" (photographs)

    MH 30794

    Lancaster I (Special) PD119/YZ-J of No 617 Squadron, one of 33 aircraft modified in February 1945 to carry the 22,000lb 'Grand Slam' deep-penetration bomb.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

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

    ATP 13090B

    A Boeing Fortress III, HB796/G, equipped for radio and radar countermeasures work, photographed in August 1944 at the Atlantic air terminal at Prestwick, where aircraft were modified for service in this role. The Fortresses operated with No 214 Squadron...

  • 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 Snaith Station Photographer

    CE 113

    The damaged tail of Halifax II HR868/MH-B of No 51 Squadron, which was attacked by a night-fighter on its way to Frankfurt on the night of 20-21 December 1943.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AMERICAN (US) EMBASSY SECOND WORLD WAR PHOTOGRAPH LIBRARY: CLASSIFIED PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs)

    OWIL 51912

    "Pour Hitler" - the intended recipient and the cross of Lorraine are chalked on this 2,000lb HC bomb being winched into a Halifax of the Free French No 347 (Tunisie) Squadron at Elvington, March 1945.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AUSTRALIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographers

    AUS 2023

    Lancaster W4783/AR-G "G for George" of No 460 Squadron, RAAF, was delivered in October 1942 and went on to complete ninety operations. It is seen here running up its engines at Prestwick on 11 October 1944, before setting out on its long...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BOMBER COMMAND

    part of "AUSTRALIAN SECOND WORLD WAR OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Australian official photographers

    AUS 2017

    The Duke of Gloucester, Governor-General Designate of the Commonwealth of Australia (standing fourth from right), watches armourers bombing up Lancaster I LL964/AR-D2 of No 460 Squadron, RAAF, during his visit to Binbrook in July 1944.

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