Photo gallery

This is a collection of photos from various sources. There may be original copyrights on several of them, so watch what you use them for. Click on the thumbnails to see the full-size picture.

WWII pictures

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Collision between two B17s over Turleigh Airfield after returning from OPS. October 22 1944. There were no survivors.

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B-17F going down in flames after direct flak hit.

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Wellingtons operated throughout the war. Despite rather outdated, it was generally popular among crew, partly because of its ability to keep flying despite heavy damage. This one suffered a direct hit by flak approaching Duisburg on 8/9 April, but proceded to the target, bombed, and returned to land at West Malling. It was repaired and continued flying.

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Wellington MF139:K of No 37 Squadron, with spring flowers around Ju 88 wreckage left by the former occupants of Tortorella. This "Wimpey" was lost on a raid to Brod Bosansky on July 15 1944.

And in a less serious vein:

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First, a close-up of the so-called 'Depth Charge Modification XXX', to enable the Spitfire to transport a pair of containers with a beverage in great demand in Normandy. The Spitfire was not cleared for the full range of combat maneuvres while operating in this configuration. And a picture of the plane in flight