On This Day…April 15th
Somewhat aircraft heavy today 'on this day...'
The national colours being flown for the first time aboard the USS Yorktown (CV-10) during the ship’s commissioning ceremonies on 15th of April, 1943 at Norfolk, Virginia.
Me 262 A-1a 'Yellow 8' of 3./JG 7 - captured on April 15th, 1945 at an airfield between Steindal and Borstel, Germany.
US Army DUKWs on the beach at Anzio, Italy, 15th April 1944. The name DUKW comes from General Motors Corporation model nomenclature: D, Designed in 1942 - U, Utility
- K, All-wheel drive - W, Dual-tandem rear axles.
The ships Alaska, Guam, North Carolina, Washington, Enterprise, Franklin, at Bayonne Naval Supply Depot, New Jersey, US, 15th of April, 1953
P-47 Thunderbolt, April 15th, 1945 - Italy
Finnish Air Force Bristol Blenheim (LeLv42-BL154) at Vartsila was later lost on a raid to Varbenitsa, Bulgaria, 15th April, 1942.
April 15th, 1945 - The flight deck crane/bulldozer pushing Sub-Lt West-Taylor’s crashed Hellcat, (JV255 ‘K6K') into position so the Salvage Party can get to work clearing up the mess, in the later stages of Operation SUNFISH. HMS Queen Elizabeth is in the background. Operation Sunfish was a mission involving the HMS Queen Elizabeth, HMS Khedive, and the French battleship Richelieu.
Their aircraft carried out a PR sweep of the area around Port Swettenham, north of Singapore, on 14–16 April, before carrying out a raid on Emmahaven (northern Sumatra) and Padang.
Aircrew USN VC 58 VF pilots onboard USS Guadalcanal 15th April 1944
Bf 109E4 (Stab JG26) with Adolf Galland at the cowling, 15th April 1941.
P-40K 'Rhapsody in Rivets' of 78th Fighter Squadron / 15th Fighter Group; Midway, April 1943.
Lockheed F-80/P-80 Shooting Star - same name...
U-118 was to be broken up for scrap, butin the early hours of 15 April 1919, while she was being towed through the English Channel towards Scapa Flow, the dragging hawser broke off in a storm. The submarine ran aground on the beach at Hastings in Sussex directly in front of the Queens Hotel, where she became quite the tourist attraction.
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