Handley Page Halifax B Mark II Series I (Special), DK148 'MP-G' "Johnnie the Wolf", of No. 76 Squadron RAF rests at Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire, after crash-landing on return from an operation to Essen on the night of 25/26 July 1943.
The propeller from the damaged port-inner engine flew off shortly after the bombing run, tearing a large hole in the fuselage. The mid-upper gunner immediately baled out, but the pilot, Flight Lieutenant C M Shannon, regained control of the aircraft and managed to bring the rest of the crew back to Holme, although DK148 was subsequently written off.
Two weeks later, Shannon and his crew failed to return from a night operation over Mannheim
The Commander-in-Chief Home Forces, General Sir Bernard Paget, in the turret of a Crusader tank of 42nd Armoured Division during a large-scale exercise near Malton in Yorkshire, 29 September 1942. Original colour photograph
31st July 1942, at Royal Naval Air Station St Merryn in Cornwall, naval pilots practice firing rockets from their Swordfish biplanes. The a/c are bombed up, pilots briefed, and rockets fired at a floating smoke target
2nd August 1941 saw the first operational success by a Hurricat fighter ship when Lt Everett launched from HMS MAPLIN to destroy a German Focke Wulf attack. As the Hurricanes were single use, the pilot had to ditch after their mission, Everett escaped and was recovered
Royal Australian Air Force Short Sunderland Mark III of No. 461 Squadron attacking German submarine U-106 in the Bay of Biscay. 2 August 1943.
Sunk on 2 August 1943 in the North Atlantic north-west of Cape Ortegal, Spain, in position 46.35N, 11.55W, by depth charges from a British and an Australian Sunderland aircraft (228 Sqn RAF/N & 461 Sqn RAAF/M). 22 dead and 36 survivors.
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