On This Day…April 25th.
Hurricane Mk IIds of RAF 6 Squadron, Gabes, Tunisia.
These photos of the ‘Flying Tin Openers’ (tank busting squad, see emblem below) were all taken April 1943.
Soviet and US troops meet up across the river Elbe in Germany, April 25th, 1945, effectively (and portentously) cutting Germany in two.
April 25th, 1945; Italian Liberation Day and two little ones get in the spirit. The US MPs adopted this 14 year old boy as their ‘mascot’ and he clearly has the body language locked in.
Lancaster bombers in action over Wangerooge Island, off the coast of Netherlands, 25th April 1945
‘White 3’ flown by Guido Mutke and confiscated by Swiss authorities when he emergency landed there due to low fuel. 25th April, 1945.
Captain Robert S. Johnson (Purple Heart, Silver Star and DFC Medal) in his T-Bolt, April 25th, 1944.
Beaufighter MkVI RAF 144 Squadron in Tain, Scotland, 25th of April 1943.
Very nice photo of a Spitfire Vb of 154 Squadron in Souk El Khemis (Tunisia) 24th April, 1943. The details and nuances of weathering are really interesting (for example the wear in the inner side of the prop) and the picture really pulls you in.
A F2A-3 Buffalo (a real favourite on ‘OTD...) of USMC squadron VMF-212 (‘Hell Hounds’) being serviced under camouflaged revetment at Air Station Ewa, Hawaii, 25th of April, 1942.