Patrick Hamblin, RN Collection
Page 6

HMS Illustrious seen in May 1944.


May 16, 1944: USS Saratoga CV-3 seen from HMS Illustrious the night before the attack against Surabaya, Java.


July 1944: An Avenger of 832 Squadron has hit the crash barrier on HMS Begum.


Another view of the Avenger of 832 Squadron on HMS Begum. Note the barrier wire across the propeller and another Avenger on approach in the background.


An Avenger of 832 Squadron on the flight deck of HMS Begum, another Avenger is seen in the background.

All photos from the collection of Patrick Hamblin, RN
Courtesy of Susan Pellerin


Page 6
Page published Aug. 28, 2009