Aeroplane Monthly 1980-07
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Boeing B-17Gs of the 381st Bomb Group over the English countryside in the late summer of 1944, escorted by a P-51B of the 355th Fighter Group. Based at Ridgewell, Essex, the 381st suffered the highest losses of any unit during the first Schweinfurt mission, on August 17, 1943, and went on to fly 9,035 sorties before the end of the war.
Boeing B-17Gs of the 381st Bomb Group over the English countryside in the late summer of 1944, escorted by a P-51B of the 355th Fighter Group. Based at Ridgewell, Essex, the 381st suffered the highest losses of any unit during the first Schweinfurt mission, on August 17, 1943, and went on to fly 9,035 sorties before the end of the war.
A fine study by CYRIL PECKHAM of Hawker Tempest II PR533, fresh from the company's Langley production line.
This photograph of the Orenda test aircraft, FM209, was taken at Malton, Ontario, on September 16, 1950. The Lancaster was burnt out on March 23, 1955, and struck off charge by the RCAF on July 24, 1956.
From Peter Wright comes this picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Beryl Lancaster II, LL735, photographed at RAF Bitteswell on March 12, 1950. The Lancaster crashed on landing in poor visibility on February 2, 1950, and the Beryl unit was removed from the tail shortly afterwards.
Brandon J. O’Brien photographed the Planes of Fame Boeing P-26A N337VG/33-123 at Chino, California, in April 1979.
Avro XIX VV910, referred to by George Lockyer and the subject of the article “A spanner in the works” featured in the April 1980 issue.
Beech D17S C-FGKY, owned by A. Mason of Niagara Falls, Ontario, was piloted by Moe Servos when Jack McNulty photographed it on September 1, 1978.
Swiss-registered de Havilland D.H.C.1 Chipmunk HB-TUG, photographed at Buttwil on March 28, 1976, by E.Gandett
Mr. Stephen Appleby, in the new cantilever Pou, passes the time of day with Flight's photographer at Heston.
Flight shot of Stephen Appleby flying the Abbott-Baynes cantilever-winged Pou du Ciel (Flying Flea), was taken at Heston on May 4, 1936