An Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF over the target during a Bomber Command attack on oil storage tanks at Bec d'Ambes in the Garonne estuary, 4 August 1944.

Avro Lancaster of No. 514 Squadron RAF flies over the target area while dense clouds of smoke rise as bombs burst among the storage tanks during a daylight attack on an oil depot at Bec d'Ambes situated in the Garonne estuary, August

Pilote anonyme d'Hawker Hurricane au retour de mission, Royaume-Uni, ca 1941.

Royal Air Force ace Albert Gerald Lewis DFC, of 85 Squadron, climbs out of his plane after an air battle in the skies over England - Battle of Britain - 1940

This image shows the tail and rear fuselage of a Wellington twin-engine bomber. It shows the amount of heavy damage Barnes Wallis' geodesic frame system could sustain yet still keep flying. Wallis was also the innovative inventor of the "Dambusters" bouncing bomb and many other weapons.

This image shows the tail and rear fuselage of a Wellington twin-engine bomber. It shows the amount of heavy damage Barnes Wallis' geodesic frame system could sustain yet still keep flying. Wallis was also the innovative inventor of the "Dambusters" bouncing bomb and many other weapons.

Avro Vulcan B1  60th First Flight Anniversary

Operated by BSE as a flying test bed for the Bristol Olympus engine. Seen taking off from Farnborough to give its public display. Obtained from BSE 50 years ago. - Photo taken at Farnborough (FAB / EGLF) in England, United Kingdom in September,

Nose gunner in the cramped conditions of the Frazier-Nash front turret of the Vickers Wellington bomber, with it's two .303 machine guns - RAF - World War 2

Nose gunner in the cramped conditions of the Frazier-Nash front turret of the Vickers Wellington bomber, with it's two machine guns - RAF - World War 2

We're going to need another wing dehavilland mosquito WWII

CE Severely damaged De Havilland Mosquito FB Mark VI 'SB-J' of No. 464 Squadron RAAF based at Hunsdon Hertfordshire parked at Friston Emergency Landing Ground Sussex

he Fairey Battle was a British single-engine light bomber built by the Fairey Aviation Company in the late 1930s for the Royal Air Force. The Battle was powered by the same Rolls-Royce Merlin piston engine that gave contemporary British fighters high performance; however, the Battle was weighed down with a three-man crew and a bomb load. Despite being a great improvement on the aircraft that preceded it, by the time it saw action it was slow, limited in range.

he Fairey Battle was a British single-engine light bomber built by the Fairey Aviation Company in the late 1930s for the Royal Air Force. The Battle was powered by the same Rolls-Royce Merlin piston engine that gave contemporary British fighters high performance; however, the Battle was weighed down with a three-man crew and a bomb load. Despite being a great improvement on the aircraft that preceded it, by the time it saw action it was slow, limited in range.

Flying Officer Philip Ingleby 137140, the navigator of an Avro Lancaster B Mark III of No. 619 Squadron RAF based at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, seated at his table in the aircraft. February 1944.  Taking off at 10.50 hrs on the 7th August 1944, the de Havilland Mosquito VI (s/n NT202) AJ-N of No. 617 Squadron, was on a training exercise from R.A.F. Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire. It had completed three runs over the Wainfleet Sands bombing range and at 11.12 hrs. whilst pulling up...

Flying Officer Philip Ingleby the navigator of an Avro Lancaster B Mark III of No. 619 Squadron RAF based at Coningsby, Lincolnshire, seated at…

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