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  • 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: 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

    CL 1452

    Dutch labourers use bricks to create a dispersal point at Volkel (B-80), 24 October 1944. In the background a No 274 Squadron Tempest (EJ714/JJ-W) taxies out for another defensive air patrol over the battlefront. Volkel was home to No 122 Wing until...

  • 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 11182

    The navigator/radar operator of a No 125 Squadron Beaufighter VIF settles into his position, ready for another night patrol from Exeter, 14 September 1943.

  • 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 "WILLIS M COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 23662

    The result of a minor mishap suffered by Typhoon JR328/JX-X of No 1 Squadron at Martlesham Heath, 6 March 1944. The aircraft's brakes failed on landing and its pilot was forced to swerve sharply to miss a parked vehicle.

  • 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: 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 4903

    'B' Flight of No 406 Squadron, Fighter Command's first Canadian night-fighter unit, pose for a formal portrait with one of their Merlin-engined Bristol Beaufighter Mk IIFs, serial T3037. The central seated figure is 406 squadron's...

  • 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 87412

    Spitfires of No 610 Squadron land over the western end of 'The Bump', as Biggin Hill airfield was known, July 1940.

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