Owen McCarthy Photographs

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3) School photograph: Owen in front on the right.

 

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7) Looks like Cairo, Owen on the left

 

8) In the Desert, note the  Squadron vehicle with the 5 squadron "GL" code painted on the door. 

 

9) Pilots mocking with the Nazi regime,

 

10) In Italy, note ribbon of the Africa star under his wings.

 

11) Unidentified 5 squadron member.

 

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13) Squadron pilots with special lunch, could be the 1942 Christmas lunch or maybe end-of-Africa campaign lunch. Owen second from left.

 

14) Same group at the same lunch venue

 

15) In the desert, note Bofors AA gun.

 

16) Squadron desert ops base camp: note dispersed tents and vehicles.

 

17) Owen in a jeep.

 

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19) Unidentified pilot

 

20) Unidentified pilot

 

21) Unidentified pilot

 

22) Unidentified pilots/staff

 

23) Unidentified pilot

 

24) Unidentified pilot

 

25) Unidentified pilots

 

26) Unidentified pilots

 

 27) Unidentified pilots/staff


28) Most probably the grave of former 5 squadron OC: Dennis  Lacey, DFC, shot down and killed on 7/8/1942, buried next to the Tomahawk wreck.

 

29) Most probably the grave of former 5 squadron OC: Lacey

 

30) Dust storm

 

31) Unidentified staff

 

32) Owen in the desert

 

33) Dust storm

 

34) Dust storm

 

35) Crashed MC 202

 

36) Stuka

 

37) 5 Squadron's captured Me 109

 

38) Crashed MC 202

 

39)  5 Squadron's Me 109

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