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Grumman Martlet 1 fighter plane of the Fleet Air Arm. March, 1941                                                       ...
13/01/2020

Grumman Martlet 1 fighter plane of the Fleet Air Arm. March, 1941

Havoc Mark I, BB902, at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, following its transfer to the USAAF. BB902 (originally a Boston Mark I)...
13/01/2020

Havoc Mark I, BB902, at Mount Farm, Oxfordshire, following its transfer to the USAAF. BB902 (originally a Boston Mark I) formerly served with the RAF as a conversion trainer with Nos. 1453 and 1459 (Fighter) Flights, No. 538 Squadron RAF, and finally with No. 51 Operational Training Unit.

Liberator GR Mark VI, EV882 4-L, of No. 206 Squadron RAF, based at St Eval, Cornwall.                                   ...
12/01/2020

Liberator GR Mark VI, EV882 4-L, of No. 206 Squadron RAF, based at St Eval, Cornwall.

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Brewster Buffalo Mark I's of No. 21 Squadron RAAF, lined up at Sembawang, Singapore, on the occasion of an inspection by...
12/01/2020

Brewster Buffalo Mark I's of No. 21 Squadron RAAF, lined up at Sembawang, Singapore, on the occasion of an inspection by Air Vice Marshal C W H Pulford, Air Officer Commanding Royal Air Force Far East.

P-47D Thunderbolt of the USAAF, 56th Fighter Group (LM-S, serial number 42-26641) named "Hairless Joe" a character from ...
31/12/2019

P-47D Thunderbolt of the USAAF, 56th Fighter Group (LM-S, serial number 42-26641) named "Hairless Joe" a character from the popular of the time cartoon strip " Li'l Abner"; in the background another P-47D serial number 42-26280, borh ready for a mission.
The photograph possible was taken at Boxted airfield or at Mount Farm airfield, in 1944.

Halifax Mark II Series I, W7676 'TL-P', of No.35 Squadron RAF based at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire, being piloted by Fligh...
20/12/2019

Halifax Mark II Series I, W7676 'TL-P', of No.35 Squadron RAF based at Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire, being piloted by Flight Lieutenant Reginald Lane, (later Lieutenant-General, RCAF), over the English countryside. Flt Lt Lane and his crew flew twelve operations in W7676, which failed to return from a raid on Nuremberg on the night of 28/29 August 1942, when flown by Flt Sgt D John and crew.

Supermarine Spitfire V during Second War World in 1945.
20/12/2019

Supermarine Spitfire V during Second War World in 1945.

A rigger cleans the cockpit perspex while an armourer rods the barrels of the front turrets of a recently received Handl...
20/12/2019

A rigger cleans the cockpit perspex while an armourer rods the barrels of the front turrets of a recently received Handley Page Halifax I at Linton-on-Ouse.

Hawker Sea Hurricane
19/12/2019

Hawker Sea Hurricane

The Curtiss SBC Helldiver was a two-seat scout bomber and dive bomber built by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. It was th...
15/12/2019

The Curtiss SBC Helldiver was a two-seat scout bomber and dive bomber built by the Curtiss-Wright Corporation. It was the last military biplane procured by the United States Navy. Delivered in 1937, it became obsolete even before World War II and was kept well away from combat with Axis fighters.
Text source from Wikipedia.

12/12/2019

Curtiss P-40's of the Flying Tigers in combat over China.

Tachikawa Ki 55 at Hangchow, China. 📷 by Fred Poats
12/12/2019

Tachikawa Ki 55 at Hangchow, China. 📷 by Fred Poats

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