Pilots of 306 (Polish) Squadron "City of Torun" learning English language at RAF Churchstanton, Somerset, England. January 1942. The squadron was formed on 28 August 1940 at Church Fenton, and became operation on 8 September. The squadron moved to Northolt in the spring of 1941, and spent the next six months flying offensive sweeps over occupied France, part of the RAF's policy of 'leaning over the Channel'. During this period the squadron converted from the Hurricane to the Spitfire. No 3
242 Canadian Squadron RAF during the Battle of Britain, Duxford, September 1940 - P/O Denis "Crow" Crowley-Milling, F/O Hugh Tamblyn (KIA 3 April 1941), F/L Stan Turner, Sgt Joseph Ernest Savill, P/O Norman Neil Campbell (KIA 17 October 1940), P/O Willie McKnight (KIA 12 January 1941), S/L Douglas Bader, F/L George Eric Ball (KIFA 1 February 1946), P/O Michael Giles Homer (KIA 27 September 1940), F/O Marvin Kitchener "Ben" Brown (KIA 21 February 1941) Bader's Hawker Hurricane Mk1 LE-D…
Flight Sergeant George Cecil 'Grumpy' Unwin of No. 19 Squadron RAF with 'Flash' the Squadron mascot sit on the port wing of Spitfire Mk I WZ-L (K9798),at Duxford, September 1940. The aircraft was not among the 48 fighters that the 27-year-old pilot flew until December. Enjoying a 7 month life with 168.30 hours flying time in the frontline, it had been reduced to a static training tool following a wheels-up landing on 18 April 1939. Wing Commander George Cecil Unwin DSO, DFM & Bar (18 Janua
US troops from Combat Command B of the U.S. 14th Armored Division entering the Hammelburg Prison in Germany by opening the main gate with bursts of their M3 "Grease Guns". Hammelburg, Germany. April 6, 1945.