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Added during 2013

2013-10-07

Approximately 100 miles West of Brisbane, RAAF station in Oakey, Queensland opened on 14 October 1943 as the home of No. 6 Aircraft Depot. ...

2013-09-03

Here is one othe many official war corespondent photographs that documented the Allied landings in Morocco and Algieria. Initiated by the operation “Torch”, this ...

2013-08-25

Post-war racing Spitfires are always an interesting sight. This one, originally produced as FR Mk. XIVe serial no. TZ138, was purchased in April 1949 ...

Added during 2012

2012-07-03

After the Battle of Britain, most of the German Luftwaffe formations were withdrawn leaving only two units to defend the Kanalfront. JG26 “Schlageter” and ...

2012-02-24

Among a handful of people which came to be intimately coupled with the development of the Spitfire is Jeffrey Quill, a RAF officer who ...

2012-02-22

A few weeks ago I was pleasantly surprised to receive an email containing a unique photos of various Spitfires. You can image my surprise when I found out that these were sent personally by one of the surviving Battle of Britain pilots...

2012-02-01

  “In the sweat of your face shall you eat bread until you return to the ground, for out of it you were taken; ...

2012-01-18

In the lighter moments of World War II, the Spitfire was used in an unorthodox role: bringing beer kegs to the men in Normandy.

Added during 2011

2011-12-23

In October 2011, a group of amateur aviation historians have unearthed the wreckage of a Spitfire in Northern France near the village of Hardifort. Its discovery was accidental: a film crew making a World War Two documentary was excavating what they believed was the wreckage of a downed Czech aircraft when they realised that they came across a different crash site...

2011-03-30

Advanced Landing Ground (ALG) – B.88 near the town of Heesch, in Noord-Brabant, the southern part of Holland, was the 88th airfield on the ...