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A German Bf 109 fighter being refueled on an airfield at one of the Channel Islands, circa 1940

Caption   A German Bf 109 fighter being refueled on an airfield at one of the Channel Islands, circa 1940 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseGerman Federal Archive
Identification Code   Bild 101I-014A-0656-05A
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Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Jan 2010

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1. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
28 Aug 2010 10:49:23 AM


When the Germans captured the Channel Islands
Bf 109's were based at La Villiaze Airfield
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 of II/JG 53 being
refuled by J.H.Miller Ltd. Check out the
overflow bucket, and the guard watching the
driver, say where is the driver, I'm sure he
reluctantly did what he was told to do.
2. Commenter identity confirmed Bill says:
11 Dec 2010 07:44:13 PM

The fuel lorry (British motor truck) looks
like a Bedford powered by a water-cooled
During the war, Bedford built trucks for the
British Army, the Bedford QL served in many roles throughout WWII.

After the war surplus Bedford's were sold and found work in the civilian world.
After the war the Bedford continued to serve the British Army into the 1960s
3. Ian says:
27 May 2013 05:59:39 PM

The lorry is a Commer Q2, and would have been fairly new in the photo as the model was introduced for 1939.

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