P-47 Thunderbolt (U-07) 514th Fighter Squadron, 406th Fighter Group at the 'Advanced Landing Ground 6' near Utah Beach, Normandy, 21st June 1944 only a few days after the station opened. (It appears to have crashed on take-off as the anti-personnel mines are still hanging under the wings, and the twisted blades show the engine was running.) (Colourised by Doug)
America's top war pilot: Richard Ira "Dick" Bong was a fighter pilot and a recipient of the Medal of Honor in the U.S. Army Air Forces (USAAF) during WW2. He was the USA's highest-scoring air ace. While flying his P-38 Lightning, Bong shot down at least 40 Japanese aircraft.
Portrait of 280843, Squadron Leader Clive Gardiner Tolhurst, of Adelaide, SA, Commanding Officer of 75 Squadron, RAAF, standing with his P40 Kittyhawk with the nose art depicting 'Hep Cat'. Netherlands East Indies: Halmahera Islands, Morotai. March 1945.