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  • AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BRISTOL TYPE 156 BEAUFIGHTER.

    AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: BRISTOL TYPE 156 BEAUFIGHTER.

    part of "BRITISH AIRCRAFT OF THE PERIOD 1939-1945" (photographs)

    MH 5688

    Beaufighter TF Mark X, NT921 of No. 254 Squadron RAF, on test with the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment at Boscombe Down, Wiltshire, loaded with two 250-lb GP bombs under the fuselage and two 250-lb depth charges under each wing. NT921...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE 1939-1940.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: FRANCE 1939-1940.

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

    C 604

    Armourers unloading 250-lb GP bombs from a trolley in front of a Fairey Battle of No. 226 Squadron, in the snow at Reims-Champagne.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.

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

    CL 723

    Armourers wheeling one 500-lb and two 250-lb GP bombs into position for loading onto a Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX of No. 132 Squadron RAF at B11/Longues, Normandy.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: ITALY, THE BALKANS AND SOUTH-EAST EUROPE, 1942-1945.

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

    CNA 2103

    Supermarine Spitfire Mark VCs of No. 2 Squadron SAAF based at Palata, Italy, each carrying a 250-lb GP bomb beneath the fuselage, flying in loose formation along the Adriatic Coast while on a bombing mission to the Sangro River battlefront.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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

    CNA 415

    Armourers of No. 326 Wing RAF unpack and prepare 250-lb GP bombs prior to loading them onto bomb trolleys, at Souk el Khemis ('Kings Cross'), Tunisia, during the final Allied offensives in North Africa.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE COASTAL COMMAND, 1939-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE COASTAL COMMAND, 1939-1945.

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

    CL 1635

    Ground crew manoeuvre a Fairey Albacore Mark I of No. 119 Squadron RAF Detachment into wind at B65/ Maldeghem, Belgium. The aircraft has been loaded with 250-lb GP bombs for a night anti-shipping patrol off the Dutch coast.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1940-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1940-1943.

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

    CM 3748

    Armourers fitting tail fins to 250-lb GP bombs prior to loading them on board a Martin Baltimore of No. 232 Wing RAF at LG 86, Egypt, during Operation LIGHTFOOT, the first phase of the Alamein offensive.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE: 2ND TACTICAL AIR FORCE, 1943-1945.

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

    CL 1451

    A Supermarine Spitfire Mark IXE of No. 412 Squadron RCAF, armed with a 250-lb GP bomb under each wing, taxies out for a sortie at B80/Volkel, Holland. A member of the ground crew is seated on the starboard wing to help the pilot to negotiate potholes,...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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

    ME(RAF) 7295

    Armourers prepare to load 250-lb GP bombs onto Curtiss Kittyhawk Mark IIIs of No. 260 Squadron RAF, at Marble Arch landing ground, Libya. The truck towing the bomb-trolleys has been fitted with a tripod-mounted Browning machine-gun.

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

    ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA, 1939-1943.

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

    CNA 413

    An Armourer of a light bomber squadron of No. 326 Wing RAF unpacks a 250-lb GP bomb from its crate at Souk el Khemis ('Kings Cross'), Tunisia, during the final Allied offensives in North Africa.

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