|Seafire (modified Supermarine Spitfire) fighters on an unidentified Royal Navy carrier circa 1942.|
Here we have color pictures of World War II aircraft. As always, these are checked for authenticity - they usually are colorized, but the original black-and-white photograph is authentic from the World War II timeframe.
As always in this series, there are no guarantees that any of these are original color photographs. As long as the photographs appear to be from the World War II timeframe (broadly speaking), colorization is accepted. At least a few of the photographs on this particular page, however, do appear to be original color photographs.
|North American P-51 Mustangs (Source: US Air Force). This may be a post-war photograph because the P-51 remained in service into the 1950s, but it's a classic shot from the general time period.|
If you like these color photos, you may wish to check out my other pages of color photos of World War II.
You may find more color photos of World War II on page 1 and page 2 and page 3 and page 4 of and page 5 and page 6 and page 7 and page 8 and page 11 of this series.
|Wrecked Luftwaffe Junkers Ju-52 transport and perhaps part of a Junkers Ju-88 during the latter stages of the Tunisia campaign, El Guettar, April 1943.|
|The crew of an RAF Avro Lancaster bomber either preparing for a mission or returning from one.|
|Bf 109 K-4 W.Nr. 332 579 "Schwarze 15" 14./JG. 53, shown after capture at Schleissheim, 1945.|
|Looking out of the nose turret of a B-17 during World War II. There is a great scene of looking out such a turret in "The Best Days of Our Lives" (1946).|
|Messerschmitt Bf 110 C-5 "L2+MR" of 7.(H)/LG 2 in Russia during spring of 1942, probably at Stalino airfield in southern Russia.|
|This appears to be another view of the squadron of new Focke Wulf Fw 190 fighters pictured above. The ground crews are busy painting them and putting on other finishing touches.|
|Visible are a Seafire, F4F Wildcat, F4F Martlet, Hawker Hurricane, and perhaps some other planes. Incidentally, different people identify these planes differently, but those are the planes I believe they are.|
|SBC Hell Diver dive bomber preparing for launch on the deck of USS Enterprise off the Hawaiian Islands, spring 1941 (Carl Mydans for Life).|
|A Japanese "Zero" found on Munda, New Georgia.|
|Arado Ar-196-A2 floatplane.|
|Grumman F4F Wildcat and Douglas SBD Dauntless on USS Wasp, 1942.|
|P-63 Kingcobra lend-lease fighters destined for the Soviet Union.|
|Luftwaffe Junkers Ju-87 Stuka dive bomber flying over Greece, 1941.|
|Luftwaffe Dornier Do 17z bombers flying over the Netherlands, May 1940.|
|P-51D Mustangs of the 4th Fighter Squadron in flight, Italy, 1944.|
|Fock-Wulf Fw-200C "Condor."|
|Luftwaffe Heinkel He-115 seaplane.|
|‘The Iowa Beaut,’ a P-51B of the 354th Fighter Squadron flies over the English countryside with pilot Lt Robert E Hulderman, mid-1944. A different pilot in this plane was lost near Rechtenbach, Germany, September 11, 1944.|
|A Luftwaffe Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu ("Eagle Owl") observation plane.|
|View from the control tower at Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, England, UK, of P-51D Mustangs of the 360th Fighter Squadron in sandbag revetments, sometime in 1944.|
|Italian Regia Aeronautica Macchi MC-202 fighter, operating out of an olive grove.|
|Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-5 fighters, of Fighter Squadron JG-54, 1943.|
|A Royal Air Force Lockheed Hudson Mk VI (AE626) of the Middle East Communications Flight flying over the Egyptian pyramids, 1942.|
|Luftwaffe Me-262 "Sturmvogel" (Storm Bird) fighter-bomber, 1944-45.|
|Luftwaffe pilots participating in a macabre ceremony at Tatinskaya airfield, near Stalingrad, 1942.|
|World War II RAF Kittyhawk fighter plane, landed in the Egyptian desert. The pilot was never found and the plane wasn't for over 60 years.|