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Johnny Johnson (Wing Commander James E Johnson) The top RAF fighter ace shooting down 38 German planes. Seen here with his pet Labrador Sally - Battle of Britain 1940

peerintothepast: “Johnny Johnson (Wing Commander James E Johnson): The top RAF fighter ace, shooting down 38 German planes. Seen here with his pet labrador Sally - Battle of Britain 1940 ”

English RAF flying ace Johnny Johnson with his pet dog, along with Australian & New Zealand commanders - World War 2

English RAF flying ace Johnny Johnson with his pet dog, along with Australian & New Zealand commanders - World War He commanded an RCAF wing during the war.

Czech pilot No.310 Sq. on the wing of one of the Hurricanes (code NN), the type of aircraft the squadron flew during the Battle of Britain, based at Duxford

Here we see a Czech pilot from Squadron standing on the wing of one of the squadron's Hurricanes (code NN), the type of aircraft the squadron flew during the Battle of Britain, when it was based at Duxford, forming part of Bader's 'Big Wing'.

Maureen Dunlop leaving the cockpit of a plane she had just flown in 1944. These female pilots of the British Air Transport Auxiliary flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancasters to air bases in England during WWII ~

Pioneering female pilot who flew Spitfires during Second World War and became magazine cover girl dies aged 91

Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp October 1920 – 29 May née Dunlop, was an Anglo-Argentine pilot who flew for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II, and became notable as a pin-up on the cover of the Picture Post magazine.

Sgt David E Lloyd of No 19 Squadron RAF is captured by AM photographer Stanley Devon at RAF Fowlmere in September 1940. Lloyd was posted to the squadron at the satellite airfield on 12 September and shared in destroying a Ju 88 on 18 September before being posted to No 92 Squadron RAF in November.

Sgt David E Lloyd of No 19 Squadron RAF is captured by AM photographer Stanley…

Hawker Typhoon NZ squadron

"Amazed how many colour photos there are of Tiffys" KB Pilots of 257 Squadron RAF, based at Warmwell, Dorset, England, pose in front of a Typhoon - August 1943

Sir Keith Park - battle of Malta, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Sir Keith Park - AOC 11 Group, directing the bulk of the tactical battle.

F/O Zdzisław Henneberg, F/L John A Kent and F/O Marian Pisarek (left to right) from No 303 Squadron RAF stand by Hurricane Mk I RF-U at RAF Leconfield on 24 October 1940. The aircraft was delivered fresh from the factory to RAF Northolt on 27 September and helped Pisarek gain ace status on 7 October when he destroyed an Me 109 over south London. It was one of the first Polish fighters to receive a sky spinner and fighter band in late November, following the AM edict issued on 27 November.

Flying Officer Zdzislaw Henneberg, Flight Lieutenant John Kent and Flying Officer Marian Pisarek, all from No. 303 Fighter Squadron, stand by one of the Squadron's Hurricanes at RAF Leconfield on 24 October CH

Colossus

RAF aides try to remove a wheel landing gear of this huge heavy bomber Short Stirling. This was one of the biggest bombers of the war and the second in capacity.When it became obsolete over other as the Lancaster, I modified it to make transport glider.

Pilot Officers Jan Zumbach (left) and Miroslaw Feric, two Polish fighter pilot aces playing with the Squadron's mascot - Battle of Britain 1940

Pilot Officers Jan Zumbach (left) and Miroslaw Feric, two Polish fighter pilot aces playing with the Squadron’s mascot - Battle of Britain 1940

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