Allied salvage crews dismantle a German Junkers Ju 88, brought down during the the Luftwaffe's attacks on RAF airfields in France, between 10-12 May 1940.
"Soviet mechanics loading a 20-mm cannon ShVAK of a Hurricane belonging to the 72nd Fighter Aviation Regiment protecting the Northern fleet bringing supplies to Murmansk. If the fighter aircraft was British made, the ShVAK were produced in Russia, and mounted on many different types of aircrafts."
Battle of Britain, July-October 1940. The British Empire and its Commonwealth stand alone against Nazi Europe. Armourers load an RAF Hurricane with machine gun belts. Each of the Hurricane's eight .303 calibre machine guns received 300 rounds, enough for 15 seconds of firing.
An American G.I. stands next to a downed Me-262, 1945. Un G.I.R.L. américainse tient à côté d'un Me-262 abattu 1945
"Fortunately red 7 is flying again." KB Messerschmitt Bf 109 Crash in France
A British Fleet Air Arm Hellcat pilot in the Far East
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
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 "Condor".
Soldiers pose with Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 (W.Nr. 5587) ‘Yellow 10′ of 6./JG 51 ‘Molders’, which crash-landed at East Langdon in Kent, 24 August 1940. The pilot, Oberfeldwebel Beeck, was captured unhurt