Seafire fighter of No. 885 Squadron FAA landing on HMS Formidable, off Gibraltar, mid-1942 to 1945.

Caption   Seafire fighter of No. 885 Squadron FAA landing on HMS Formidable, off Gibraltar, mid-1942 to 1945. ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseImperial War Museum
Identification Code   A 17083
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Photos at Same Place Gibraltar
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 2 May 2015

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Licensing  Crown Copyright / Public Domain. According to the Crown Copyright laws of the United Kingdom, copyright protection has expired for photographs created prior to 1 Jun 1957.

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
24 Oct 2015 01:54:09 PM


Did you know that Supermarine worked on a
carrier-based version of the land-based Spitfire as early as 1940. Carrier landing deck trials were carried out in 1942, the Royal Navy placed orders for IIC production.
In file photo, check out the LSO Landing System Officer right side of photo with paddles. Landing gear, flaps and hook down for approach, If the LSO gives the pilot a wave off, he's gotta go around to make another approach. Check out the port side of carrier, is life guard destroyer.

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