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10th April 1943: RAF operational trials – a high altitude radar guided dogfight.  The ‘wooden wonder’ the Mosquito aircraft which served a number of roles. Even in this publicity shot, with a message to ‘Adolf’ chalked on the 4,000lb ‘cookie’ bomb, the nose radar and bombsight has been obliterated by the censor.

10th April 1943: RAF operational trials – a high altitude radar guided dogfight. The ‘wooden wonder’ the Mosquito aircraft which served a number of roles. Even in this publicity shot, with a message to ‘Adolf’ chalked on the 4,000lb ‘cookie’ bomb, the nose radar and bombsight has been obliterated by the censor.

World War Two, December, 1944, Commanding officer of the Mosquito squadron RAF Coastal Command Max Aitken in front of one of the planes (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

World War Two, December, 1944, Commanding officer of the Mosquito squadron RAF Coastal Command Max Aitken in front of one of the planes (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

British pilots in training read a newspaper account of the D-Day Allied invasion…

British pilots in training read a newspaper account of the D-Day Allied invasion…

On 19 November 1941, HMAS Sydney, a light cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy was lost with all 645 aboard following a battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast.The Kormoran was also sunk but 317 of its crew of 397 were rescued.

On 19 November 1941, HMAS Sydney, a light cruiser of the Royal Australian Navy was lost with all 645 aboard following a battle with the German raider HSK Kormoran in the Indian Ocean off the Western Australian coast.The Kormoran was also sunk but 317 of its crew of 397 were rescued.

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