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  • 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.

  • 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 3939

    On 23 November 1943 a force of 23 Beaufighters from Nos 236 and 254 Squadrons, escorted by Spitfires, attacked a southbound convoy off Texel on the Dutch coast. This dramatic shot was taken as the first of two torpedoes slammed into the largest ship in...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "ADMIRALTY OFFICIAL COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Royal Navy official photographer

    A 704

    An RNVR officer of the Medway River Patrol inspects the wreckage of a Spitfire that came down on mudflats in early September 1940. Although not positively identified, the aircraft may have been a No 66 Squadron machine, shot down by Me109s over the...

  • THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN, JULY-OCTOBER 1940

    THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN, JULY-OCTOBER 1940

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer 1940-08-15

    HU 63859

    Troops guard the burning remains of a Junkers Ju 88 of the KG 30, one of seven aircraft shot down during attacks on airfields in Yorkshire on 15 August 1940. Spitfires of No. 616 Squadron and Hurricanes of No. 73 Squadron intercepted the enemy formation...

  • ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    ROYAL AIR FORCE 1939-1945: FIGHTER COMMAND

    part of "WEPER HERMANN" (photographs) Made by: Weper Hermann

    HU 83539

    German troops inspect the wreckage of a crashed RAF Spitfire on the beach at Dunkirk, 4 - 5 June 1940. In the background, wrecked shipping is visible.

  • THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

    THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN

    part of "MINISTRY OF INFORMATION SECOND WORLD WAR PRESS AGENCY PRINT COLLECTION" (photographs) Made by: Press Agency photographer 1940-07

    HU 50245

    A Messerschmitt Bf 109E-3 of JG 51 being examined by RAF personnel after being shot down by Spitfires of No 74 Squadron over Kent on the afternoon of 8 July 1940.