FLEET AIR ARM ATTACKS JAPANESE OIL REFINERY. 4 JANUARY 1945, ON BOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER HMS INDEFATIGABLE, DURING THE CARRIER-BORNE AIR STRIKE ON THE JAPANESE OIL REFINERY AT PANGKALAN BRANDAN, SUMATRA.
Major V G B Cheesman, MBE, RM, of Chelteham and his observer, Lieut D Wilkey, RNVR, of Bristol, being returned to the INDEFATIGABLE after being picked up by a destroyer when their plane crashed in the sea, as they came in to land.
The Battle of Britain was a major air campaign fought over southern England in the summer and autumn of 1940. Here are 8 things you need to know about one of Britain’s most important victories of the Second World War.