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Free french pilot 6 juin 1944

Le groupe Alsace photographié devant un spitfire MK V.

"The Birmingham Jewell", B-17 crew, 8th Air Force, 379th Bomb Group, Kimbolton, England. Back row, far left, is my dad, Walter W. Smith, pilot. "Smitty" Smith flew 49 missions to France & Germany. He named his B-17 "The Birmingham Jewell", after his wife, Jewell, and their hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. "The Jewell" was shot down on her 129th mission, which at the time, had made more missions than any other B-17 in the 8th Air Force.

"The Birmingham Jewell" Crew, Air Force, Bomb Group, Kimbolton, England 1944

The is Pilot Officer Willie Lane. Lane died shortly after the photo was taken. Since Lane was shot down on 15 May 1943 (and was reported killed on 8 June 1943) we can assume the photo was taken during the second week of May 1943.The look of gentleness on the young pilot's face tells us how much comfort these dogs were capable of giving these stressed young men

Pilot Officer Willie Lane (Royal Canadian Air Force, 403 Squadron) with mascot, Lucy, May Lane was reported killed on the June, shortly after this photograph was taken.

Sgt Sydney G Stuckey (centre) enjoys a brief break with fellow pilots of No 73 Squadron RAF in France where he served between September 1939 and 12 May 1940. Early in the campaign, the squadron controlled the Cherbourg Peninsula, before they moved to Rouvres in October 1939.

Sgt Sydney G Stuckey (centre) enjoys a brief break with fellow pilots of No

“The RAF’s top scoring fighter pilot flying in north west Europe, Wing Commander Johnny Johnson, seen with his pet Labrador dog ‘Sally’, 31 July 1944. He recorded 38 victories, though at the time of the photograph his total was 35. He commanded No 127 Wing composed of three Canadian Spitfire squadrons. The decorations on his tunic are a DSO with two Bars and a DFC with one Bar.”

The RAF’s top-scoring fighter pilot, Wing Commander James ‘Johnnie’ Johnson, with his Spitfire and pet Labrador ‘Sally’ in Normandy, July 1944

Pilot of the First Brazilian Fighter Squadron poses next to his P-47 Thunderbolt.

Pilot of the First Brazilian Fighter Squadron poses next to his Thunderbolt.

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Sergey Prokofievich Duplij sitting in the cockpit of a bomber - pilot, Hero of the Soviet Union guards Colonel.

James Edgar Johnson (flying ace with 38 confirmed enemy aircraft destroyed) with his Labrador dog, Sally, on the wing of his Spitfire in Normandy, c. June–August 1944.

James Edgar Johnson (flying ace with 38 confirmed enemy aircraft destroyed) with his Labrador dog Sally on the wing of his Spitfire in Normandy c.

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