Film Screen Shots North Africa 1942

Screenshots of John's 8mm film made during his operational service with No. 5 squadron in North Africa 1942. 


 

1 Sidi Barrani L.G. 121 Egypt

 

 

2  Tomahawk fighter plane

 

 

3  Lt. Kemsley, KIA

 

 

4 Ops tent /orderly room

 

 

5 Tomahawk

 

 

6 Ground crew working on a Tomahawk.

 

 

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9 Sea  shore near Sidi Barrani

 

 

10 Firing with Lewis? gun.

 

 

11 John swimming in the med.

 

 

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13 Robin Pare dressed with Irvine jacket.

 

 

14 Lt. Morrison's plane being shot down over aerodrome KL-R

 

 

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19 Shot up enemy truck. (Italian?)

 

 

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22 Shot-up German transport vehicle.

 

 

23 Italian gun tractor, John waving

 

 

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26 John and   ?

 

 

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30 GL-L being shot down (Lt van der Spuy)

 

 

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34 In flight shots from John's cockpit. (GL-B: Lt J H Slater)

 

 

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36 Crowd awaiting the sprog Cecil Golding's first landing at 5 sqdn.

 

 

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38 Cecil coming in to land.  His first ever flight with a single wing aircraft. His first ever flight with an A/C to have flaps and retractable U/C. Unthinkable to place half-trained pilots at an operational fighting unit. But Frost then gave them "OTU"  training at the squadron. 

 

 

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40 Landing Okay !!!!

 

 

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43 5 sqdn  adjutant?

 

 

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45 ??

 

 

46 "fortifications" at  LG 121

 

 

47 Soccer contest; War diary report matches between A and B flights. 

 

 

48 Pumping petrol, looks like staff from the Cape Corps.

 

 

49 Robin Pare

 

 

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54 John pose at Bf-109 wreck

 

 

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56 Building air attack shelters

 

 

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65 Shot down GL-R (Lt Morrison)

 

 

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69 Battle damage

 

Same aircraft pic taken from another source

 

 

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70 SAAF Martin Maryland bomber landing

 

 

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74 Maryland taking off

 

 

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