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"Bombers: Wings For Victory in the Second World War" Step back in time as we delve into the awe-inspiring world during the Second World War

Background imageBombers Collection: The Stuka Advertised

The Stuka Advertised
Junkers JU-87 Stuka dive- bombers featured in an advertisement exploiting their sinister shape and fearsome reputation Date: February 1941

Background imageBombers Collection: Wings For Victory

Wings For Victory More Savings - More Wings. Poster encouraging Britains to save money, aiding the war effort, specificially in the construction of new Lancaster Bomber aircraft for the RAF

Background imageBombers Collection: B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off from Hornet; Second World

B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off from Hornet; Second World
Photograph showing an American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber taking off from the aircraft carrier Hornet on 18th April 1942

Background imageBombers Collection: RAF Bristol Blenheim Fighter-Bombers; Second World War, 19

RAF Bristol Blenheim Fighter-Bombers; Second World War, 19
Illustration showing three Royal Air Force Bristol Blenheim mark IV fighter-bomber-reconnaissance airplanes over enemy territory in 1941

Background imageBombers Collection: Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942

Lancaster Bombers ready to take off, 1942
Photograph of an Avro Lancaster heavy bomber at a British airfield, ready to take off, somewhere in England, 1942. Although the engines are already running

Background imageBombers Collection: The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain
A circular painting depicting the brave men of the Royal Airforce on the ground and in action during the Battle of Briatin

Background imageBombers Collection: Two Wellington bombers by G. H. Davis

Two Wellington bombers by G. H. Davis
Two Wellington bombers: two outstanding aircraft ready to strike. Equally famous in attack and defence: a Wellington MK 1A and (above) a Wellington Mk II. Date: 1940

Background imageBombers Collection: WW2 Aircraft - A Spitfire and Heinkel 111K

WW2 Aircraft - A Spitfire and Heinkel 111K
WW2 - Engagement in the air between a German Heinkel 111K long-range bomber and an RAF Spitfire, which has secured a hit. Date: circa 1941

Background imageBombers Collection: RAF Bombers over Berlin; Second World War, 1943

RAF Bombers over Berlin; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing Royal Air Force bombers heading towards their target of Berlin during the Spring of 1943. This drawing shows several types of German anti-aircraft defences which were new to

Background imageBombers Collection: Hendon Aerial Pageant

Hendon Aerial Pageant
A poster advertising a Royal Air Force Aerial Pageant at The London Aerodrome at Hendon. The pictures depicts British bombers attacking a desert stronghold

Background imageBombers Collection: Wellington Bomber Wellington Bomber

Wellington Bomber Wellington Bomber
Wellington Bomber - One of Britains most famous long-range Bombers. Bristol Pegasus 1, 000 H.P. Engines. 265mph. Range - 3, 200 miles. Date: circa 1940s

Background imageBombers Collection: Boeing B-29 Superfortress prototype from a dramatic asp

Boeing B-29 Superfortress prototype from a dramatic aspect taken during early test flying

Background imageBombers Collection: Avro 683 Lancaster I of No 467 Squadron bombing-up-beca

Avro 683 Lancaster I of No 467 Squadron bombing-up-became the mainstay of RAF Bomber Command, the type entering operations in February 1942

Background imageBombers Collection: Swordfish Torpedo-bombers on board HMS Victorious, Second

Swordfish Torpedo-bombers on board HMS Victorious, Second
Photograph showing Fleet Air Arm Swordfish torpedo-bombers gathered on the stern of the Royal Navy aircraft-carrier HMS Victorious, during the Second World War, 1941

Background imageBombers Collection: Boeing B-29A Superfortess-the bomber that ended the war

Boeing B-29A Superfortess-the bomber that ended the war with two bombs-the first of the nuclear age

Background imageBombers Collection: Back Them Up - World War Two poster

Back Them Up - World War Two poster
World War Two poster depicting British bombers (they look like the Bristol Beaufort) carrying out a daytime bombing raid on the city of Berlin

Background imageBombers Collection: RAF Wellington bombers attacking a German airfield; Second

RAF Wellington bombers attacking a German airfield; Second
Illustration showing Royal Air Force Wellington bombers attacking the German airfield at Stavanger, Norway, during April 1940

Background imageBombers Collection: Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer -the US Navy adaptation o

Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer -the US Navy adaptation of the B-24 Liberator

Background imageBombers Collection: Frederick Handley Page

Frederick Handley Page
Sir Frederick Handley Page (1885-1962), aircraft industry pioneer, known as the father of the heavy bomber. During the First World War, he developed the Handley Page O/100

Background imageBombers Collection: Vickers Wellington I bombers in formation including L4288

Vickers Wellington I bombers in formation including L4288
Vickers Wellington I bombers in formation, including L4288

Background imageBombers Collection: Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless -the stalwart US Navy carrier

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless -the stalwart US Navy carrier -going dive bomber served throughout the Pacific War, sinking most of Japans aircraft carriers

Background imageBombers Collection: Hawker Tempest V powered by a Sabre IIB NV768

Hawker Tempest V powered by a Sabre IIB NV768, with ducted spinner aircraft propeller

Background imageBombers Collection: De Havilland DH98 Mosquito III in close up

De Havilland DH98 Mosquito III in close up

Background imageBombers Collection: Curtiss SB2C Helldiver -early examples had a tendency t

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver -early examples had a tendency to break up during recovery from a dive

Background imageBombers Collection: The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943

The Mohne Dam Breached; Second World War, 1943
Aerial photograph showing the Mohne Dam and reservoir (top) after the Dambusters raid of 1943. On the 16th May, Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron, led by Guy Gibson

Background imageBombers Collection: British Vickers Wellington bombers setting off on a daylight bombing raid on Germany

British Vickers Wellington bombers setting off on a daylight bombing raid on Germany, World War II (photo)
6015167 British Vickers Wellington bombers setting off on a daylight bombing raid on Germany, World War II (photo) by English Photographer

Background imageBombers Collection: First German plane to fall on British soil, 1939

First German plane to fall on British soil, 1939
Front cover of The Sphere with a photograph of the first German plane, a bomber, which crash-landed over the East Lothian hills in October 1939. Two of the crew were killed and one wounded

Background imageBombers Collection: Artwork of a black stealth bomber plane

Artwork of a black stealth bomber plane

Background imageBombers Collection: Keep em Flying - US Dive Bombing Planes

Keep em Flying - US Dive Bombing Planes. he planes shown here are all U.S. Navy Douglas SBD (" Scout Bomber Douglas" ) Dauntless aircraft

Background imageBombers Collection: World War II

World War II
Fine Art Storehouse Vintage Photo Art: War: World War II

Background imageBombers Collection: RAF Bombers breaching the Mohne Dam; Second World War, 1943

RAF Bombers breaching the Mohne Dam; Second World War, 1943
Drawing showing the destruction of the Mohne Dam in Westphalia, Germany, by the squadron of Royal Air Force Lancaster bombers who came to be known as The Dambusters, 16th May 1943

Background imageBombers Collection: B-24 Liberator bombers Neuberg Austria. 1945

B-24 Liberator bombers Neuberg Austria. 1945
Vintage World War II photograph - official US militaryphoto: b-24 Liberator bombers en route to drop fragmentation bombs on the airfield of Neuberg Austria. 1945

Background imageBombers Collection: No. 2 Squadron, Canadian Air Force

No. 2 Squadron, Canadian Air Force
Canadian Air Force - The assembled men and machines of No. 2 Squadron Canadian Air Force (1918-1920), probably at Shoreham aerodrome (or, less likely, Upper Heyford)

Background imageBombers Collection: WW2 - Bristol Blenheims raid Kiel

WW2 - Bristol Blenheims raid Kiel - Battle of the Heligoland Bight, September, 1939. Date: 1939

Background imageBombers Collection: RAF Lancasters over Berlin; Second World War, 1943

RAF Lancasters over Berlin; Second World War, 1943
Illustration showing Royal Air Force Lancaster heavy bombers heading towards their target of Berlin, during the Autumn of 1943

Background imageBombers Collection: Consolidated B-24H & J formation of 2nd Bomb Division

Consolidated B-24H & J formation of 2nd Bomb Division, US 8th Air Force, 24 Nov 1944

Background imageBombers Collection: Avro 679 Manchester IA with its seven man crew about to

Avro 679 Manchester IA with its seven man crew about to board

Background imageBombers Collection: Swordfish torpedo-bombers on HMS Battler; Second World War

Swordfish torpedo-bombers on HMS Battler; Second World War
Photograph showing Fairey Swordfish torpedo-bombers on the flight deck of HMS Battler, a British escort carrier, 1943. Date: 1943

Background imageBombers Collection: American Anti-Aircraft Guns near London; Second World War, 1

American Anti-Aircraft Guns near London; Second World War, 1
Illustration showing an American anti-aircraft unit firing at enemy bombers, during a German raid on London in 1944. The gun shown is a 90-mm weapon

Background imageBombers Collection: WW II - range of bombs, ordnance dropped by RAF

WW II - range of bombs, ordnance dropped by RAF
Vintage World War II photograph - range of bombs ordnance dropped by bombers of the RAF

Background imageBombers Collection: Royal Air Force de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk. XV

Royal Air Force de Havilland Mosquito NF Mk. XV high-altitude fighter. This is an example of the rare NF Mk. XV with the extended wing-span wings, pressurised cockpit, 70 series Merlin engines

Background imageBombers Collection: A British monoplane versus an Etrich-Rumpler Taube German monoplane during WWI (litho)

A British monoplane versus an Etrich-Rumpler Taube German monoplane during WWI (litho)
3252901 A British monoplane versus an Etrich-Rumpler Taube German monoplane during WWI (litho); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageBombers Collection: Siegen, Germany, bomb damage to the railway yards

Siegen, Germany, bomb damage to the railway yards
Vintage World War II photograph - official US military photo: Siegen, Germany, bomb damage to the railway marshalling yards inflicted by Allied bombers

Background imageBombers Collection: Douglas a-26 Invader bombers close to Bonn, Germany

Douglas a-26 Invader bombers close to Bonn, Germany
Vintage World War II photograph - official US military photo: Douglas a-26 Invader bombers dropping their munitions on an ammunition dump close to Bonn, Germany

Background imageBombers Collection: Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0008

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress 60-0008
United States Air Force - Boeing B-52H-135-BW Stratofortress 60-0008 (msn 464373)of the 19th Bombardment Wing, with a humorous caption on the nose: - Dear Rocky, not to win is a very Bad Thing

Background imageBombers Collection: Short Stirling C. V OO-XAS

Short Stirling C. V OO-XAS
Short Stirling C.V OO-XAS 9msn SH1514), of Airtech Ltd, Thame, at Blackbushe airport. XAS was intended to be sold to Air Transport Co. SA. Of Melsbroek in Belgium, but was not delivered

Background imageBombers Collection: English Electric Canberra B. 2 WD952

English Electric Canberra B. 2 WD952
English Electric Canberra B.2 WD952. Bristol Olympus test-bed at the 1952 Farnborough SBAC show. Bailed directly from the production line to Bristol Aeroplane Company for development of Olympus

Background imageBombers Collection: EDITORIAL Winston Churchill inspects the ruins of part of the Houses of Parliament after London's

EDITORIAL Winston Churchill inspects the ruins of part of the Houses of Parliament after London's severest air raid by German bombers, 10-11 May, 1941



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"Bombers: Wings For Victory in the Second World War" Step back in time as we delve into the awe-inspiring world during the Second World War. The Stuka, with its menacing presence, advertised fear and destruction wherever it flew. Witness the B-25 Mitchell Bomber taking off from Hornet, a symbol of American power soaring through the skies. In 1942, at the Hendon Aerial Pageant, anticipation filled the air as Lancaster Bombers prepared to take off on their daring missions. These mighty aircrafts played a pivotal role in shaping history during The Battle of Britain. RAF Bombers over Berlin; an image that encapsulates bravery and determination as they relentlessly bombed enemy territory in 1943. Among them was the Wellington Bomber - a true workhorse of its time. Marvel at Avro 683 Lancaster I of No 467 Squadron being meticulously loaded with bombs before embarking on yet another perilous journey. This iconic sight reminds us of sacrifices made by brave men who fought for freedom. Witness a captivating encounter between a Spitfire and Heinkel 111K - representing opposing forces locked in an intense aerial duel during WWII. RAF Bristol Blenheim Fighter-Bombers join this historic lineup, showcasing their versatility amidst turbulent times. The strength and unity displayed by British RAF Sterling Bomber Squadron flying together is truly remarkable; their formation speaks volumes about camaraderie forged under fire. These they were not just machines but symbols of hope and resilience against tyranny. They carried within them dreams for victory and liberation from oppression – forever etched into history's tapestry.