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  • THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945: PERSONALITIES

    THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939-1945: PERSONALITIES

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

    CM 3513

    Air Vice Marshal Sir Keith Park, a New Zealander who was a principal Royal Air Force commander in the Battle of Britain and who later commanded the RAF in the Mediterranean, Italy and the Far East. Shown here preparing to fly his Spitfire in Malta.

  • OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    part of "IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM EXHIBITS COLLECTION" (photographs)

    MH 3780

    The Targets: An oblique view of the scale briefing model of the Sorpe Dam.

  • OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    OPERATION PEDESTAL, AUGUST 1942

    part of "CARVER G (COMMANDER)" (photographs)

    HU 46346

    12 August: Evening Air and Submarine Attacks: A distant view of HMS NIGERIA stopped and on fire after being torpedoed. Admiral Burrough transferred to HMS ASHANTI leaving NIGERIA to return to Gibraltar.

  • OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

    OPERATION CHASTISE (THE DAMBUSTERS' RAID) 16 - 17 MAY 1943

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

    CH 14564

    Personalities: Air Vice Marshal The Hon R A Cochrane ADC 5 Group, who had direct responsibilty for the detailed planning, preparation and execution of Operation Chastise.

  • fin fragment from a German Messerschmitt Me 110  aircraft (flown by Major Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer)

    fin fragment from a German Messerschmitt Me 110 aircraft (flown by Major Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer)

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 2961

    Tail fin from a Messerschmitt Me 110 night-fighter flown by the Second World War German air ace Geschwaderkommodore Major Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer. The fin is painted with 121 'kill' markings; according to latest research Schnaufer's...

  • Lifejacket (float vest): Japanese

    Lifejacket (float vest): Japanese

    (Equipment)

    EQU 4178

    Lifejacket waistcoat-styled lifejacket made of kapok-filled tubes of chocolate-brown fabric. There are a total of 34 tube-shaped chambers and the vest is secured to the wearer by means of tying tapes. A characteristic of the Army version of this type of...

  • Study for 'The Sea of Galilee: Aeroplanes attacking Turkish Boats' (IWM ART 3080)

    Study for 'The Sea of Galilee: Aeroplanes attacking Turkish Boats' (IWM ART 3080)

    (art) Made by: Carline, Sydney William 1919

    Art.IWM ART 4567

    image: an aerial view of the Sea of Galilee, flanked by hills on the right-hand shore, the river Jordan on the lower left and a snow-capped Mount Hermon rising above clouds in the upper right of the composition. There are two aircraft on the left, and...

  • US Army Air Forces Bombsight Type M-9-B (Norden) Sighthead

    US Army Air Forces Bombsight Type M-9-B (Norden) Sighthead

    (Vehicles, aircraft and ships) Made by: Carl L Norden Inc 1942

    AIR 35

    Sighthead of the Norden Bombsight, which would normally be attached to the Stabilizer when in use. The Order No. indicates 1942, but the first entry in the Data Book is 12/7/45 and the previous running time was not known. It was overhauled in 1953 and...

  • River Tigris at Ctesiphon Drawn in an Aeroplane, 1919

    River Tigris at Ctesiphon Drawn in an Aeroplane, 1919

    (art) Made by: Carline, Richard C 1919

    Art.IWM ART 6391

    image: An aerial view from an aircraft of the a bend in the Tigris river near the ancient Mesopotamian site of Ctesiphon.

  • ring made of salvaged metal from the German airship SL11

    ring made of salvaged metal from the German airship SL11

    (souvenirs and ephemera)

    EPH 9444

    Fragment of salvaged metal from the First World War German airship SL11 made into finger ring and sold to raise money for the Red Cross. The airship was shot down in flames at Cuffley, Hertfordshire by Lieutenant William Leefe Robinson on 2-3 September...

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