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Added during 2011

2011-04-29

Vladimir Urbanek gives us royal treatment this morning with this new Spitfire artwork, documenting a lesser known episode from the history of No. 312 Sqn

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 ...

2011-02-11

Vladimir Urbanek sent us his new Spitfire artwork, illustrating Czech connections in the history of the Israeli Air Force.  The artwork shows the famous ...

2011-01-25

No. 485 Squadron RNZAF, a Spitfire unit, was the first RNZAF squadron formed under the Empire Air Training Scheme and served in Europe under the operational command of the RAF.

Added during 2010

2010-09-08

5 September 1940 Leutnant Franz von Werra was one of several Luftwaffe personalities who rose from obscurity to fame in a space of merely ...

2010-08-23

16 August 1940 Of the two main British fighter types participating in the Battle of Britain, the rugged Hawker Hurricane was notorious for its ...

2010-08-12

4 August 1940 In the late afternoon of 4 August 1940, Polish pilot Witold Urbanowicz arrived by car in front of the officers’ mess ...

2010-08-03

3 August 1940 During the first phase of the air battle in July, Dowding’s Fighter Command, although desperately short of pilots, had beaten the ...

2010-07-24

24 July 1940 Margate was a seaside town which for over a century had attracted crowds of Londoners by its wide beaches and amusement facilities. In the morning of ...