Kōrero: 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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Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AIR118 97 74f

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Ian McGibbon, 'Second World War - North African campaign', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/34569/keith-park-with-the-men-of-a-malta-bomber-crew (accessed 16 November 2019)

He kōrero nā Ian McGibbon, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012, updated 10 May 2016