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5 November 1943
US Navy pilots, (in front) Lieutenant (jg) Henry H. Dearing of Cleveland, Ohio, Ensign Charles W. Miller of Houston, Texas and Lieutenant (jg) Bus Alder of San Mateo, California walking toward their Grumman F6F-3 'Hellcats' aboard the aircraft carrier USS Saratoga (CV-3).

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Kiwi pilots Flying Officers Maurice Mayston, and Royce De Tourret from 485 NZ Squadron walk away from their Spitfires after returning from a mission over Normandy, shortly after D-Day.

Taken at Advanced Landing Ground Selsey, June 1944.

On D-Day, Flying Officer 'Johnnie' Houlton of No. 485 Squadron shot down the first Luftwaffe plane that day, a Junkers Ju88.
During the week after D-Day, No. 485 Sqn downed nine Luftwaffe planes without losses.

The two ground crew in the photo are Flight Sergeant Bong'ard and Sergeant Parker.

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Five Malta-based pilots sitting in front of two fighter aircraft at Luqa. Third and fourth from the left, respectively are, Wing Commander J K Buchanan, Commanding Officer of No. 272 Squadron RAF, and Wing Commander M M Stephens, leader of the Hal Far Fighter Wing, shortly before the end of his tour of operations. Behind them is Wing Commander P P Hanks' Supermarine Spitfire Mark VC, BR498 'PP-H', which he flew as leader of the Luqa Fighter Wing, parked in front of a Bristol Beaufighter of No. 272 Squadron RAF.

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Pilot Officer Arthur "Taffy" Clowes of No. 1 Squadron RAF, climbing into his Hawker Hurricane Mark I (P3395 "JX-B"), in a revetment at RAF Wittering, Huntingdonshire (UK), 1 October 1940.

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'The Black Sheep' under Major Greg 'Pappy' Boyington's leadership. Due to pilots KIA or wounded, there are only 22 of the assigned 28 pilots in the photo, plus the intel officer (Walton) and the USN flight surgeon

Front Row: William N. Case, Frank E. Walton, Stanley R. Bailey, Gregory Boyington, James M. Reames, Edwin L. Olander.
2nd Row: Paul A. Mullen, William D. Heier, Virgil G. Ray, Edwin A. Harper, Robert W. McClurg, Sanders S. Sims.
3rd Row: Christopher L. Magee, Donald J. Moore, Henry M. Bourgeois, Burney L. Tucker, Warren T. Emrich, John F. Bolt.
Back Row (L to R): John F. Begert, Robert M. Bragdon, Don.H. Fisher, Bruce J. Matheson, James J. Hill, George M. Ashmun

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