Today in WW II: 17 Jun 1940 As Germany overruns France, Allied troops execute Operation Ariel, the evacuation of France [15-25 June].  More 
17 Jun 1940 Luftwaffe bombs and sinks the British ship RMS Lancastria with the loss of 5800 troops being evacuated near Saint-Nazaire, France.
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UK Military F15 Polsten

F15 Polsten.  Photo: Courtesy Richard Notton
F15 Polsten. Photo: Courtesy Richard Notton.

F15 Polsten.  Photo: Courtesy Richard Notton
F15 Polsten. Photo: Courtesy Richard Notton.