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Here is a selection of photos taken around the time of D-Day.

Ground crew refuel and re-arm one of the first Supermarine Spitfires to land in France

Ground crew refuel and re-arm one of the first Supermarine Spitfires to land in France, a Mark IX of 441 Squadron RCAF, at the advanced landing ground at B3/Ste-Croix-sur-Mer, Normandy, on the afternoon of 10 June 1944.

Halifax crew who would lose their lives attacking an invasion target in the run up to D-Day

A Halifax crew including bomb aimer Dale Loewen, back row far right, and pilot John Gilson, back row second right, who would lose their lives attacking an invasion target in the run up to D-Day. Photograph taken from D-Day Bomber Command Failed to Return

Aerial reconnaissance during a daylight raid by 872 aircraft on German defensive positions around Calais

Aerial reconnaissance photograph taken during a daylight raid by 872 aircraft on German defensive positions around Calais, France, on 25 September 1944. Three Handley Page Halifaxes, photographed from an Avro Lancaster, can be seen over the target area, a

John Bell and his crew

John Bell (second from right) and his crew, December 1943. Photograph taken from D-Day Bomber Command Failed to Return published by Fighting High www.fightinghigh.com.

John Bell's log book

John Bell's log book. Photograph taken from D-Day Bomber Command Failed to Return published by Fighting High www.fightinghigh.com.

Locomotive is hit by an Allied rocket

Although not a precision weapon, in the right circumstances and with an experienced pilot at the helm, the rocket projectile could be accurately placed. This is demonstrated by the photograph of rockets 'rippled' from a Hawker Typhoon IB onto a French rai

V2 assembly and launch site in a quarry at Wizernes

Low-level oblique reconnaissance photo of the V2 assembly and launch site in a quarry at Wizernes, France, taking by 544 Squadron after daylight attacks on the facility by Bomber Command on 17 and 20 July 1944. The quarry face has subsided, revealing the

Ground crew refuel and re-arm one of the first Supermarine Spitfires to land in France

Ground crew refuel and re-arm one of the first Supermarine Spitfires to land in France, a Mark IX of 441 Squadron RCAF, at the advanced landing ground at B3/Ste-Croix-sur-Mer, Normandy, on the afternoon of 10 June 1944.

Hawker Typhoon pilots of 121 and 124 Wings discuss operations

Hawker Typhoon pilots of 121 and 124 Wings discuss operations at B2/Bazenville, Normandy, on the evening of 14 June 1944.

Jerzy Mazurkiewicz of the 308 Polish Fighter Squadron

Jerzy Mazurkiewicz of the 308 Polish Fighter Squadron took part in the D-Day operations. With thanks to Laura Mazurkiewicz for the photo.

RAF Flight Sergeant and Flying Officer analysing photographic reconnaissance prints

An RAF Flight Sergeant and Flying Officer analysing photographic reconnaissance prints at B8/Sommervieu, Normandy.

An RAF vehicle convoy pauses in Ver-sur-Mer, Normandy

An RAF vehicle convoy pauses in Ver-sur-Mer, Normandy, after landing on 'King' Beach, GOLD Sector before heading inland on the afternoon of 'D-Day', 6 June 1944.

Flying control personnel at work

Flying control personnel at work on the advanced landing ground at B2/Bazenville, Normandy.

Two WAAF nursing orderlies with 50 Mobile Field Hospital in Normandy relax in between duties

Two WAAF nursing orderlies with 50 Mobile Field Hospital in Normandy relax in between duties.

RAF Regiment crew mans a 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun

An RAF Regiment crew mans a 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft gun near an advanced landing ground in Normandy, as other personnel run to their posts during an alert.

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