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76 years ago today over England

70 German Ju 88 bombers escorted by 100 Bf 109 fighters crossed the English Channel at noon and were intercepted by British fighters of No. 11 Group RAF; 60 of the bombers would reach London, England, United Kingdom and drop their bombs. 80 weitere Wörter

Research Note - Operation HUSKY’s Air Battle by the Numbers

By Alexander Fitzgerald-Black

In 1991, Samuel W. Mitcham Jr. and Fredrich von Stauffenberg published The Battle of Sicily: How the Allies Lost Their Chance for Total Victory… 1.027 weitere Wörter

Air Power History

A German Pilot Escorted An American Plane To Safety

Lieutenant Franz Stigler, one of Germany’s best pilots, was ordered to shoot down a B-17 bomber, the last kill he needed to earn Germany’s highest medal of valor. 118 weitere Wörter


Sonderkommando Elbe- The German Kamikazes

Sonderkommando „Elbe„ was the name of a World War II Luftwaffe task force assigned to bring down heavy bombers by ramming aircraft into them mid-air. The tactic aimed to cause losses sufficient to halt or at least reduce the western Allies‘ bombing of Germany. 665 weitere Wörter


The "Ye olde pub" incident.

Considering the title and the picture above one could be forgiven to think that this incident was a dare fueled by alcoholic beverages, which were consumed in a pub. 1.461 weitere Wörter


Holyrood Church

On the night of the 30th of November 1940, Southampton felt the full force of the Nazi war machine, as the Luftwaffe dropped 800 high explosive bombs and 9000 incendiary bombs on the town centre. 443 weitere Wörter