Spirits are high, in spite of great stress - Flying Officer Albert Gerald Lewis DFC, a top ace of the RAF. The South African, aged 22, shot down at least 28 Luftwaffe fighters, including on one memorial day, six in a six hour span - Battle of Britain - 1940
A Spitfire (front) and a Hurricane patrolling the coast during the Battle of Britain, in 1940. The RAF relied on these fighters to confront the huge waves of German bombers and fighters that attacked Britain from Norway, France and the Netherlands during August and September. Though severely outnumbered, British pilots managed to inflict considerable losses to the German air force, finally forcing the German command to postpone the invasion of Britain; they'd turn later to find hell in the…
RAF Spitfires, defending London. The Battle of Britain. WWII.
Commisioned illustration for Battle of Britain Combat Archive Vol. 2 by Simon Parry. 3D model by Marek Ryś (Spitfire) and Wojciech Kliment Niewęgłowski (Messerschmitt). Scene, textures and illustration by Piotr Forkasiewicz.