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A Mosquito XVI of No 60 Squadron South African Air Force at the dispersal on San Severo Airfield, Foggia Airfield Complex, Southern Italy, 1944 Air Force Aircraft, Navy Aircraft, Ww2 Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Fighter Pilot, Fighter Jets, South African Air Force, De Havilland Mosquito, American Fighter
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Other Forces - The Squadron which photographed Auschwitz

A Mosquito XVI of No 60 Squadron South African Air Force at the dispersal on San Severo Airfield, Foggia Airfield Complex, Southern Italy, 1944. The red and white stripes on the fin served as identification to Allied fighter pilots who mistook them for enemy aircraft, above all the Me 410. From San Severo the Squadron, equipped with photo-recce Mosquitoes, carried out detailed large-scale photographic surveys of German held areas, eventually ranging over the Alps and deep into Germany. And…

Bundesarchive Photos 1933 - all fields of WWII - Page 41

By September 1941 there were nearly 60,000 South African troops in Egypt, 15,000 of them black: all had volunteered to serve outside South Africa, and wore an orange strip on their epaulettes to mark the fact. 1st South African Division was bloodily engaged during Operation Crusader, and the over 10,000 South Africans were captured when Tobruk fell. These South Africans take cover while their truck is bombed, June 4, 1942.

The South African Air Force in Libya, March 1943 Douglas Boston aircraft of No 24 Squadron, South African Air Force lined up at Zuara, Trip. Air Force Aircraft, Ww2 Aircraft, Military Jets, Military Aircraft, South African Air Force, Afrika Korps, Ww2 Planes, Vintage Airplanes, United States Army

Douglas Boston aircraft of No 24 Squadron, South African Air Force lined up at Zuara, Tripolitania, March 1943.

South African Air Force Harvard trainer rips up a beach on the Atlantic coast near Saldanha Bay with its propeller tips no more than three feet from the sandy surface. South African Air Force, Wagon R, Air Force Bases, Photo Story, Historical Pictures, Military Aircraft, Beach, Pilots, Airplanes
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The impetuosity of youth 1964.

In 2011 these images appeared in a local forum and what follows is the response of the pilot in question. ------------------------------ These pictures were taken 2nd October 64. I was the pilot. The pictures are original and not 'touched up'. The 'Pongos' (Army types) were on a route march from Langebaan by the sea to Saldanha. The previous night in the pub one of them had said: "julle dink julle kan laag vlieg maar julle sal my nooit laat le nie"(You think you can fly low, but you will…

Nancy, springbok mascot of the South African Regiment, in Delville Wood, 17 February

Messerschmitt This was a captured aircraft, given South African Air Force markings and serial 'KJ-?', on the airfield at Martuba Landing Ground in North Africa, January It was operated by No. Note tail of Liberator on right. Air Force Aircraft, Ww2 Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Military Photos, Military History, South African Air Force, Old Planes, Ww2 Photos, Canada

Bf 109F captured by the South African Air Force in 1943

Jav I Supermarine Spitfire Mark VCs of No. 2 Squadron South African Air Force (SAAF) based at Palata, Italy, flying in loose line astern formation over the Adriatic Sea while on a bombing mission to the Sangro River battlefront. Ww2 Aircraft, Fighter Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Fighter Jets, Spitfire Supermarine, Photo Avion, South African Air Force, The Spitfires, Old Planes
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Supermarine Spitfire Mark VCs of No. 2 Squadron SAAF based at Palata, Italy, flying in loose line astern formation over the Adriatic Sea while on a bombing mission to the Sangro River battlefront. 383