Yellow-nosed North American P-51's "forming up" as they climb for altitude. England

Yellow-nosed North American P-51's "forming up" as they climb for altitude. England

A group of P-51 yellow-nosed mustang fighters is shown "forming up" as they climb for altitude above a solid overcast. This picture was taken from the side of a B-17 flying fortress as they return from a mission over Germany. England, 1944

A group of P-51 yellow-nosed mustang fighters is shown "forming up" as they climb for altitude above a solid overcast. This picture was taken from the side of a B-17 flying fortress as they return from a mission over Germany. England, 1944

The Spitfire VBs of No 92 Squadron in May 1941, based at Biggin Hill, one of the front line stations in the south. The Mk V Spitfire now usually had the B armament - two 20mm cannons and four machine guns - after reliability problems with the cannons had been resolved. Had cannons been available during the previous summer Fighter Command's success rate would have been even better.

The Spitfire VBs of No 92 Squadron in May 1941, based at Biggin Hill, one of the front line stations in the south. The Mk V Spitfire now usually had the B armament - two 20mm cannons and four machine guns - after reliability problems with the cannons had been resolved. Had cannons been available during the previous summer Fighter Command's success rate would have been even better.

P-51,s of the 361st FG, Cavort over their Bottisham base

P-51,s of the 361st FG, Cavort over their Bottisham base

Short pictorial tribute to The Yellow Jackets - The 361st Fighter Group - 8th Air Force -WWII

Short pictorial tribute to The Yellow Jackets - The 361st Fighter Group - 8th Air Force -WWII

life:Working on a bomber’s ball-turret during World War II, England, 1942.

life:Working on a bomber’s ball-turret during World War II, England, 1942.

Boeing B-17s of the 8th Air Force in practice formation over England.

Boeing B-17s of the 8th Air Force in practice formation over England.

The Yellow Jackets - The 361st Fighter Group. A short pictorial tribute to the…

The Yellow Jackets - The 361st Fighter Group. A short pictorial tribute to the…

P-51D “Mustang” E2-C ‘Lou IV’, flown by Col. Thomas J. J. Christian, Jr. (KIA 12.08.1944), CO of 361st FG, 375th FS, 8th U.S.A.A.F., passes by a B-17 “Flying Fortress” camera ship from 91st Bomb Group near Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, UK.   26 July 1944

P-51D “Mustang” E2-C ‘Lou IV’, flown by Col. Thomas J. J. Christian, Jr. (KIA 12.08.1944), CO of 361st FG, 375th FS, 8th U.S.A.A.F., passes by a B-17 “Flying Fortress” camera ship from 91st Bomb Group near Bottisham, Cambridgeshire, UK. 26 July 1944

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