Jane's All the World Aircraft 1946
A review of the world's air power during the years 1944-45
Mitchell medium bombers of the Second Tactical Air Force taxying out for an attack on a bridge at Venlo in Holland.
Mitchell medium bombers of the Second Tactical Air Force. The aircraft in the foreground belong to a Dutch Naval squadron which had served with the R.A.F. since 1940.
R.A.F. and U.S.A.A.F. Dakota transports on an airfield in Southern Greece after bringing in men and supplies for the liberation of the Country.
Mules being loaded into a Dakota of the Balkan Air Force for transport to Yugoslavia for the use of Partisans in mountain warfare.
The Mosquito B.Mk.XVI high-speed unarmed bomber. Each carrying one 4,000-lb. bomb, Mosquitos of the Light Night Striking Force played an important part in Bomber Command's massive offensive. Over 7,000 tons were dropped by Mosquitos on Berlin alone.
Australian Kittyhawk fighters being serviced in the Hollandia area in New Guinea after the return from a mission over Biak.
Pilots and Kittyhawk aircraft of an R.A.A.F. fighter squadron serving in the Pacific theatre.
Bombing-up a Supermarine Spitfire F.IX.E fighter-bomber with one 500-lb. and two 250-lb. bombs. The "E" armament consists of two 20 mm. cannon and two .50-in. machine-guns.
A Supermarine Spitfire on an airstrip running through a Normandy cornfield.
Spitfires of the R.C.A.F. "City of Windsor" Squadron in Italy. This squadron was the only all-Canadian air unit to have served overseas from 1940 to the final victory in Europe.
Supermarine Spitfires of a Royal Canadian Air Force Squadron serving with the Second Tactical Air Force in Holland.
Airspeed Horsa troop-carrying gliders lined up on June 6, 1944, in readiness for the invasion of Normandy.
Airborne Infantry emplaning in an Airspeed Horsa I glider of the type which was used in the airborne invasions of Sicily, Southern France and Normandy.
Canadian-built Avro Lancaster X bombers of the R.C.A.F. "Moose" Squadron which served with No.6 (R.C.A.F.) Group, R.A.F. Bomber Command.
A Catalina flying-boat of the R.C.A.F. "Tusker" Squadron in Ceylon.
An R.A.F. Liberator of the Strategic Air Force of Eastern Air Command taking off from an Indian airfield.
Instructional staff and aircrews under training at an R.A.A.F. Liberator Operational Training Unit.
A Hawker Typhoon fighter-bomber of the Second Tactical Air Force taxying on a waterlogged airfield in Holland.
A Halifax over the inferno created by a daylight attack on troop and tank concentrations near Caen on July 7, 1944.
Loading 500-lb. bombs into a Handley Page Halifax of the R.C.A.F. French-Canadian "Allonette" Squadron which served with No 6. (R.C.A.F.) Group, R.A.F. Bomber Command.
R.A.F. Baltimores of the Mediterranian Air Command over the snow-covered mountains of Central Italy.
Aircrews of an Australian Beaufort squadron in the Wewak area in New Guinea.
A Lockheed Hudson of the Royal New Zealand Air Force on patrol off Guadalcanal.
Handley Page Halifaxes on the Gardarmoen airfield near Oslo. These aircraft landed thousands of tons of supplies in the early stages of the R.A.F.'s bloodless invasion to liberate Norway.
Short Stirling IV parachute troop carriers lined up in readiness for D-Day on June 6, 1944.
The Prototype Hispano-Suiza H.S.42 Trainer with the 430 h.p. Piaggio engine and fixed landing gear.