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2016 April 26

1937 April 26: Nazi force tests Luftwaffe on Guernica

„During the Spanish Civil War, the German military tests its powerful new air force–the Luftwaffe–on the Basque town of Guernica in northern Spain.“ … noch 349 Wörter

Spiritual

Australian War Memorial: Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet

The Messerschmitt Me-163 Komet was an ambitious and desperate project of the German war machine in World War Two. Send a Luftwaffe pilot screaming through the sky in a rocket powered, single engine, swept wing tailless interceptor at 959 km/h (596 mph) to rapidly get above Allied bomber formations, then with the engine out of fuel (at maximum throttle the endurance was just 8 minutes giving an approximate operational range of 80 kilometres), glide down fast and get amongst the bombers to attempt to wreak havoc with two Mk 108 30mm cannons. noch 1.017 Wörter

Aviation

Shot down over Germany – Ed Dostie of Englewood survived 690 days, mostly in Stalag-17 | War Tales

He was on his fourth mission over Germany in a B-17 bomber called “Sky Wolf” when his luck ran out. It was June 13, 1943, their target: the submarine pens at Wilhelmshaven, a major Nort… noch 65 Wörter

20th Century

Shot down over Germany - Ed Dostie of Englewood survived 690 days, mostly in Stalag-17

He was on his fourth mission over Germany in a B-17 bomber called „Sky Wolf“ when his luck ran out. It was June 13, 1943, their target: the submarine pens at Wilhelmshaven, a major North Sea port. noch 2.032 Wörter

World War II

Australian War Memorial: Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6

Along with the British Supermarine Spitfire and American North American P-51 Mustang, the German Messerschmitt Bf-109 has to be one of the most recognizable fighter aircraft of the World War Two… noch 885 Wörter

Aviation

Tiger-Meet 2014 Jagel AFB

In 2014 the annual NATO Tiger-Meet was held at the Jagel AFB, near my home. Unfortunately, I was not able to get a ticket for the official spotter`s day, which allowes entry to a certain area of the base. noch 62 Wörter