ilots of 303. Sqn and Spitfire Mk Vb s/n BL670 RF*K "Vojtek" - RAF Northolt early May 1942.  Standing L to R: F/Sgt Waclaw GIERMER, F/Sgt SZNAPKA, P/O Marian SZELESTOWSKI, F/O Jerzy SCHMIDT, F/O Janusz KOBYLINSKI, unknown, F/O Eugeniusz "Horba" HORBACZEWSKI, F/O Janusz MARCINIAK, Sq/ldr Jan "Johnny" ZUMBACH, Fl/lt Zygmunt BIENKOWSKI.  On the Spitfire L to R: Sgt Jozef STASIK, Sgt Ryszard GORECKI, F/Sgt Mieczyslaw ADAMEK. Below of Sgt Gorecki is F/O Longin MAJEWSKI.

ilots of 303. Sqn and Spitfire Mk Vb s/n BL670 RF*K "Vojtek" - RAF Northolt early May 1942. Standing L to R: F/Sgt Waclaw GIERMER, F/Sgt SZNAPKA, P/O Marian SZELESTOWSKI, F/O Jerzy SCHMIDT, F/O Janusz KOBYLINSKI, unknown, F/O Eugeniusz "Horba" HORBACZEWSKI, F/O Janusz MARCINIAK, Sq/ldr Jan "Johnny" ZUMBACH, Fl/lt Zygmunt BIENKOWSKI. On the Spitfire L to R: Sgt Jozef STASIK, Sgt Ryszard GORECKI, F/Sgt Mieczyslaw ADAMEK. Below of Sgt Gorecki is F/O Longin MAJEWSKI.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XIV,  No. 322 (Dutch) Squadron RAF, 1944

The Spitfire XIVs Rudy Burgwal flew with No. 322 squadron had the orange Dutch triangles painted on the sides of the fuselage.

Sgt Keith B Chisholm (left) of No 452 Squadron RAAF is congratulated by F/L Brendan EF "Paddy" Finucane at RAF Kenley on 20 September 1941. Markings in the background identifying Spitfire Mk Vb UD-W with which Finuance destroyed 3 Me 109 fighters 5 miles northeast of Abbeville on the day have been obliterated from view by the censor. Chisholm flew as wingman to the Dubliner who was credited with 26 victories and 8 probables, 6 shared victories, a single shared probable and 8 damaged.

hjmarseille:Flight-Sergeant K. Chisholm of No. 452 Squadron RAAF after a mission where he shot down an Enemy Aircraft. For Captions see first 2 photos.

Photography courtesy of a Royal Airforce Official Photographer, Imperial War Museums, November 1942

queensofvintage: Royal Air Force pilot getting a. queensofvintage: “ Royal Air Force pilot getting a haircut during a break between missions, Great Britain c.

In 1941, the RAF needed pilots faster than they could be trained. In order to fill the quota, it established special aviation ‘boot-camps’ on neutral U.S. soil. Thousands of British pilots earned their wings at the schools. (Image source: WikiCommons)

In the RAF needed pilots faster than they could be trained. In order to fill the quota, it established special aviation ‘boot-camps’ on neutral U. Thousands of British pilots earned their wings at the schools.

Fighter "Spitfire» Mk.IX and fighter-bomber "Typhoon» Mk.IB RAF airfield in Normandy

A British Supermarine Spitfire Mk IX and a Hawker Typhoon Mk IB at an airfield in Normandy, 1944

A Typhoon Mark IB of No. 184 Sqn RAF illustrates just how much dust could be raised as takes takes off from B2/Bazenville.

Hawker Typhoon Mark IB, 'BR-N', of No. 184 Squadron RAF raises clouds of dust as it takes takes off from Normandy, on a sortie armed with rocket projectiles

THE POLISH AIR FORCE IN THE BATTLE OF NORMANDY, JUNE-SEPTEMBER 1944

MH Supermarine Spitfire Mark IXCs of No. 317 Polish Fighter Squadron in their dispersal areas at August 1944

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