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Here are a couple more photos to add to the collection.
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The Luftwaffe over water.
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Thought it may be time for another formation flying photo from ww2.
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I didn't know whether to post this one here or under the 'low level flying' post, :D
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Nice photo of the Hurri's taking off. First ever book i read as a mere 6-7 year old, was Fly for your Life, the story of Bob Tuck. Still have it on the bookshelf amongst all my other B.O.B orientated books. I was fully engrossed in the B.O.B. period from a very early age until i "slipped" over to an even greater interest in Bomber Command in later years, which came about after reading a copy of "Strike Hard Strike Sure" by Ralph Barker.
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Unidentified Lancasters in formation.
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Nice one, Tom. Being that they flew mostly at night, we don't get to see too many Stirlings, Halifaxes & Lancasters flying in formation.
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.....another Lancaster one John ;)
29th September 1942
Three Avro Lancaster B.Is of No. 44 Squadron, Royal Air Force, based at Waddington, Lincolnshire (UK), flying above the clouds. Left to right: W4125,`KM-W', being flown by Sergeant Colin Watt, Royal Australian Air Force; W4162,`KM-Y', flown by Pilot Officer T.G. Hackney (later killed while serving with No. 83 Squadron); and W4187,`KM-S', flown by Pilot Officer J.D.V.S. Stephens DFM, who was killed with his crew two nights later during a raid on Wismar.
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Here is an absolutely stunning photograph that captures the moment before a formation of FW 190,s meet a formation of B24,s

I shudder to think of what's about to transpire.
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Wow, that is a very, very interesting image there, Tom .............. many thanks for posting it. I may transfer it to the 'Not Your Everyday Photos' thread. It is a classic.
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