Pilots of the famous No 303 Polish Squadron RAF, pose with their Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England - October 1942

Pilots of the famous No 303 Polish Squadron RAF, pose with their Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England - October 1942

Squadron Leader Douglas Bader of RAF 242 Squadron, standing on his Hawker Hurricane Mk.1 (V7467) LE-D at Duxford (IWM)

Squadron Leader Douglas Bader of RAF 242 Squadron, standing on his Hawker Hurricane LE-D at Duxford (IWM)

Crews of No 137 Squadron RAF pose with a mascot in front of their Whirlwind Mk I fighter bombers at RAF Manston, Kent.  March 5 1943.

Crews of No 137 Squadron RAF pose with a mascot in front of their Whirlwind Mk I fighter bombers at RAF Manston, Kent. March 5 Left to right: P/O.

Hawker Hurricane Mk I, S / L Douglas Bader, No. 242 Squadron, Royal Air Force in…

Hawker Hurricane Mk I, S / L Douglas Bader, No. 242 Squadron, Royal Air Force in…

Pilots of No. 303 Squadron RAF with one of their Hawker Hurricanes, October 1940”

A group of Polish pilots of the No. 303 (“Kościuszko”) Polish Fighter Squadron are photographed at in front a Hawker Hurricane fighter aircraft at RAF Northolt un the U. 303 was formed in July 1940 in Blackpool, England

Amazing colour photograph of RAF pilots during WW2 (from Retronaut)

Pilots of the famous No 303 Polish Squadron RAF, pose with their Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England - October 1942

Douglas Bader in Sidcot suit. RAF 242 Sqdn. This photo was taken at Goodwood, but Bader took off from Westhampnett on his last operational mission before his capture.

Hero: Sir Douglas Bader, pictured during the war, was a celebrated pilot but his tactics have been criticised in a new documentary

THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN 1940 Squadron Leader Douglas Bader and fellow pilots, F/Lt Ball and P/O McKnight DFC, study an emblem of Hitler painted on a Hawker Hurricane of 242 Squadron, Royal Air Force.

Squadron Leader Douglas Bader (centre) and fellow pilots of No. 242 Squadron, Flight Lieutenant Eric Ball and Pilot Officer Willie McKnight, admire the nose art on Bader's Hawker Hurricane at Duxford, October

Two Duxford-based Battle of Britain pilots. Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Major Alexander ‘Sasha’ Hess, CO of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. October 1940. RAF Duxford was a Sector Station in 12 Group, responsible for defending the Midlands and East Anglia in England. (Source – IWM CH1340)

Colourised WW2 Photos

Many thanks go to Doug Banks and his team – the masters of colourisation. The beauty of these colourised images is that colour, allows you to pick out and

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