Pilots of No. 303 Fighter Squadron rest in front of a dispersal hut at RAF Northolt in September 1940. From left are: Pilot Officer Witold ‘Tolo’ Lokuciewski (leaning on the chair); Flight Lieutenant Witold Urbanowicz (seated in the chair in the foreground); Zygmunt Wodecki, the squadron doctor (in a dark uniform); Sergeant Josef Frantisek (in the back, face partially covered); Flight Lieutenant John Kent; Flying Officer Ludwik Paszkiewicz. HU 106457.
The Junkers Ju 87 “Sturzkampfbomber,” or Stuka, was a feared weapon in Nazi Germany’s arsenal, especially at the start of the war when it became a symbol of German aggression with its trademark siren, known as “Jericho trumpets,” blaring as the aircraft hurtled down to its target. “The Stuka as an exhibit is incredibly important to us because there are hardly any left,” Sebastian Bangert, said spokesman for the Military History Museum in Berlin.
Cora Ann Bowen (left), employed as a cowler, at work at Corpus Christi Naval Air Base. Eloise J. Ellis (right) is a senior supervisor in the Assembly and Repairs department. Photographed by Howard R. Hallem in August 1942.
Un Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 de la Fuerza Aérea iraquí abandonado en la base aérea de Al Asad, al oeste de Bagdad. Las tropas iraquíes abandonaron la base durante la invasión aliada, liderada por Estados Unidos, en 2003. | Wikipedia / Bahamut0013