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Added during 2013

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 ...

Added during 2012

2012-11-09

American country music artist Dwayne O’Brien performed his song “We Remember” at the annual convention of the International Council of Air Shows last December ...

2012-07-24

Castle Bromwich Aeroplane Factory, of CBAF in short, was the largest aircraft production plant in the wartime Britain, and had become the main manufacturing ...

2012-02-11

Desperately in need of modern fighters, France took a keen interest in the Spitfire as early as 1939. A single Spitfire Mk I was ...

2012-01-25

Here’s the last of the Barry Spicer’s current series of ink drawings commemorating the Battle of Britain. Barry is an acclaimed aviation artist living ...

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

2011-05-05

This little gem arrived in a recent newsletter from the Australian Spitfire Association. If you thought you were a tough weather golfer…. Established in ...

2011-04-06

Malta Spitfire Pilot is one of the classic first-hand pilot accounts of World War II. Written by Flt/Lt Denis Barnham, the book covers his ten weeks on Malta at the most dire of times...

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 ...

2011-02-20

Spitfire prototype during the service trials at the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment in Martlesham Heath. This is also where this excellent photo was taken, probably in the last days of May 1936.