DES LOXTON sitting in a crashed Kittyhawk and Pte Gynell in an abandoned German tank, both from the 2nd/48th
The slouch hat adds a certain panache.
......though I dont think, it will be a big hit as aviation attire!!
US P-51 pilots Europe 1945
great photos any history on them . a few more I picked up
The next 16 photographs all came from the same source on EBay without any information other than pictures of a WW11 ship and crew during a rescue operation, they are very small so it was difficult to see much detail but after I copied them and could see more detail I think post war and rather than rescuing people they are stopping and boarding a refugee ship, although you can see WW11 helmets in one in some of the others the boarding party seem to be wearing MK.11 tankers helmets which the Navy used post war also you can see the date of 1947 on the funnel on one of the pictures below the star of David so I am thinking are the refuges European Jews trying to get into Palestine? In one of the pictures it looks like there is a Navy ship each side and they are trying to control them with a water hose. I can recognize one of the ships which was in the Palestine area at the time. HMS Venus (R50) launched on 23 February 1943. She participated in the Battle of the Malacca Strait with which cumulated in the sinking of the Japanese cruiser Haguro on 16 May 1945. In 1946, Venus participated in the rescue of crew from the British Tanker Empire Cross, which caught fire, exploded and sank at Haifa Palestine, with the loss of up to 25 lives.
Very cool photos
Picked up yesterday, sealed with tape in a glass frame so I had to shoot it obliquely to avoid reflections. Looks to be a family group, old chap in the center in ARP uniform, then army on his left and navy on his right, perhaps three generations or only two, not sure which.
Whatever its just an opinion.
Jerry great photo I would say father and sons . Gary
Likewise, Jerry, a nice portrait. If only photos could speak.