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Bristol Type 170 Freighter (1945) was a British twin-engine aircraft designed and built by the Bristol Aeroplane Company as both a freighter and airliner. Its best known use was as an air ferry to carry cars and their passengers over relatively short distances. A passenger-only version was known as the Wayfarer.

british-eevee: “Bristol Freighter in service with the RCAF ”

13 Jun 44: An English brewery donates a sizable amount of fresh beer for the troops fighting in Normandy and a unique delivery method is created, strapping kegs to the underwings of Spitfires being shipped to forward airfields. Flying at 12,000 feet chills the brew to perfection. The troops love it, but the British Ministry of Revenue and Excise steps in and informs the brewer that it is in violation of law to export beer without paying taxes on it. End of "authorized" beer runs.

13 June An English brewery donates a sizable amount of fresh beer for the troops fighting in Normandy and a unique delivery method is created, strapping kegs to the underwings of Spitfires being shipped to forward airfields. Flying at 12 000 feet chi

"Button Nose" of the 535th BS 381st BG. http://awartobewon.com

The crew of the "Button Nose". This plane went down near Caen, France, on August but the crew successfully bailed out and were quickly back in Allied hands

WAAF mechanics helping the pilot strap into a Spitfire Mk II of 411 (Canadian) Squadron, at Digby in Lincolnshire in 1941

WAAF mechanics helping the pilot strap into a Spitfire Mk II of 411 (Canadian) Squadron, at Digby in Lincolnshire in 1941

An RAF Supermarine Spitfire receives its D-Day invasion stripes; Tangmere, Sussex, England - 5 June 1944

An RAF Supermarine Spitfire receives its D-Day invasion stripes; Tangmere, Sussex, England - 5 June 1944 "Don't see nice rough ones like these on modern aircraft.

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