Ian Sturgeon Photographs

Photographs of Ian Sturgeon, SAAF 40 Squadron. 

Thanks to John Sturgeon for making this available!


 

1) SAAF No. 5 Squadron Tomahawks in North Africa

 

 2) 40 squadron Spitfire Mk. 5 being serviced, 40 hour inspection.


 3) 40 Squadron convoy


 4) 40 squadron Spitfire V's in Lentini


 5) Mechanic and pilot


 6) Marauder bomber

7) NCO's 

 7) NCO's mess


 8) Beaufighter (radar antenna on nose)


 9) Floods at Burg el Arab, 1942


 10) Bofors AA


 11) German tank


 12) Spitfire under camo


 13) Caproni  Italian plane


 14) Captured Stuka Ju-87


 15) Christmas lunch: OC making a speach


 16) 40 Squadron convoy North Africa 1942


 17) Squadron convoy


 18) Crusader tank


 19) Spitfire V


 20) General Alexander and Field Marshall Brooke


 21) Grub up : El Adem


 22) Hurricane 


 23) Inspection of Spitfire prop.


 24) Ju-52


 25) VW Kubelwagen (sand tyres)


26)  LCI 40 squadron landing at Malta

 

 27) Lee/Grant  tank


28) Lord Trenchard visit

 

 29) 40 Squadron command; OC Murray Gardiner. Flight commanders: ltr. Jannie Blaauw, Tiny Nel, Mitchell Baker


 30) Motor cycle wrecks


31) Mined truck

 

32) Mobile bar


33) Montgomery, Churchill in vehicle meeting Col Leese and  40 squadron Tiny Nel in Feb 1943 Castel Benito

 

34) Monty and  Col Leese 1943 thanks parade

 

35) Officers at El Fridan 1942

 

36) Officer's mess

 

 37) Officers at Goubrine April 1943


 38) 


 39) P-38


 40) P-61


 41) Sherman tank


 42) Spitfire V


 43) Burning Spitfire


 44) Thanks parade 40 squadron 1943


 45) 5 squadron Tomahawks


 46) Murray Gardiner's crashed Tomahawk


 47) Tomahawk


 48) View from Marble Arch


 49) Valentine tank


 50) Valentine


 51) Crashed SAAF Ventura


 52) Crashed Ventura


 53) Crashed Ventura


 54) Crashed Ventura


 55) Crashed Ventura


 56) Xmas lunch


57) Crusader tanks 

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