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Joy Lewis
05-06-12, 14:44
This is another amazing photo taken by my father-in-law on board HMS Indomitable, probably around 1945. The pilot of the plane clearly had a bit of trouble landing it. I'm afraid I'm not very well up on planes - is it a Spitfire? In any case, could someone please give the photo a clean? http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww233/Joyfulloy/HMSIndomitableplane.jpg

alan 128
05-06-12, 16:04
Alan
http://i254.photobucket.com/albums/hh105/alan2002/HMSIndomitableplane1.jpg

Joy Lewis
05-06-12, 17:07
And another great job Alan! Thank you so much! :)

rbere
06-06-12, 09:49
One from me
http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu231/sinbad1/HMSIndomitableplane_rb.jpg

Joy Lewis
06-06-12, 15:21
Roy that looks brilliant! What a difference - thank you so much. :):)

sleepybarb
06-06-12, 21:20
Hi Joy,my Uncle Tom was a fleet air arm pilot on the Indomitable and died out in Malta in 1942.My Mum always kept his photo .A few years back I was watching a programme about the Malta convoys and they showed some film of the Convoys and Uncle Tom was on it.He was a brilliant artist and used to draw pictures of the crew which he somehow got through the censors,sadly they are lost.But he would have been one of the pilots your Father in law served with.
Barb

joboy
07-06-12, 08:45
This is another amazing photo taken by my father-in-law on board HMS Indomitable, probably around 1945. The pilot of the plane clearly had a bit of trouble landing it. I'm afraid I'm not very well up on planes - is it a Spitfire? In any case, could someone please give the photo a clean? http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww233/Joyfulloy/HMSIndomitableplane.jpg
It is a Seafire which was the Naval equivalent of the Spitfire.
joboy

Joy Lewis
07-06-12, 19:10
Many thanks, joboy, for the information on the plane - I was nearly right! I can now label the photo correctly. :) Thanks too, Barb, for the story about your uncle - how sad that he didn't survive, and that you don't have his paintings. My father-in-law didn't join The Indomitable until 1944, so unfortunately he wouldn't have served at the same time as your uncle. But it's nice to share information with you. :)