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English: Royal Air Force Fighter Command, 1939-1945.
Three decorated fighter pilots of No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron RAF, standing outside the Officers' Mess at Duxford, Cambridgeshire. They are (left to right): Pilot Officer W L McKnight, Acting Squadron Leader D R S Bader (Commanding Officer), and Acting Flight Lieutenant G E Ball. By the date this photograph was taken these pilots had, between them, shot down over thirty enemy aircraft.
Date between 1939 and 1945
date QS:P,+1950-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P1319,+1939-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P1326,+1945-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
IWMLondonThumbnail.jpg This is photograph CH 1342 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg
Author Devon S A (Mr), Royal Air Force official photographer
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Part of Air Ministry Second World War Official Collection
  • Associated people and organisations
    Bader, Douglas Robert Steuart, Royal Air Force, 242 Squadron
  • Associated places
    Duxford, Cambridgeshire, England, UK
  • Associated events
    Battle of Britain 1940, United Kingdom, Second World War
  • Associated themes
    Battle of Britain 1940, Royal Air Force 1939-1945, Fighter Command
  • Associated keywords
    Aerial Warfare, Operations
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