RAF ace pilot Albert G. Lewis (R) adjusting parachute before take-off during Battle of Britain. | Location: United Kingdom | Date taken: October 1940 | Photographer: William Vandivert | LIFE Archive - Hosted by Google
The Ju 57 Stuka dive bomber. It was the scourge of the Battle of France but suffered terrible casualties in the Battle of Britain. So much so that after 18th August 1940 it was withdrawn from the battle entirely.