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Swordfish Landing-On

'Swordfish' Landing On

'Swordfish' Landing On

A Swordfish making a carrier landing. The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber built by the Fairey Aviation Company and used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Affectionately known as the “Stringbag” by its crews, it was outdated by 1939, but achieved some spectacular successes during the war, notably the sinking of one and damaging two battleships of the Regia Marina (the Italian Navy) in the Battle of Taranto and the famous crippling of the Bismarck. (Wikipedia)

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The Result of Meeting Two Me. 109’s

Flt/Sgt Crandell's Damaged Beaufighter

Flt/Sgt Crandell's Damaged Beaufighter

Damage from two Me. 109's
Damage from two Me. 109’s

F/Sgt Crandell’s Beaufighter showing the results of meeting two Me. 109’s during a reconnaissance of the Norwegian coast. With the undercarriage out of action the he had to make a wheels up landing which did the aircraft no good. Fortunately neither of the crew were hurt.