Story: Second World War

Keith Park with the men of a Malta bomber crew

Keith Park with the men of a Malta bomber crew

In December 1940 New Zealander Keith Park lost his role leading Fighter Command in defence of London and south-east England, but in July 1942 he was given command of Royal Air Force operations on the strategically important base of Malta. His work there was successful and a number of other New Zealand airmen served under him. Here he is seen with the men of a Malta bomber crew.

Photograph courtesy of Imperial War Museums. (CM4587. Imperial War Museum's images may not be copied without the permission of the Imperial War Museums)

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Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - North African campaign', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 March 2023)

Story by Ian McGibbon, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016