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Among the less known types of the USAAF in World War II. Let’s take a look at an aircraft that was important as a development, if not for actual combat.
The third most produced Mark of the famous Spitfire, the Mk VIII served exclusively outside of Great Britain. That mainly means Mediterranean , Pacific and CBI. Let’s take a look at the late Merlin powered type.
One of the most famous captured aircraft of the War. Let’s look at the story of a Zero that changed hands early in the Aleutians Campaign.
Tidal Wave By mid-1943 the US Army Air Force strategic bombing mission was gaining in size and mass. Most often this means the great bomber formations of the 8th Air Force out of England. But this time, let’s take a … Continue reading
Another example of the far flung World at War, let’s take a look at the Wildcat in North Africa.
Easily the best of the French built fighters at the start of the War, with that country’s rapid collapse in Summer 1940 the D.520 fell into enemy hands in large numbers. Let’s take a look at one that flew with … Continue reading
A good pre-War design, the Ki-27 continued in wide service later than most other fighters of its generation. Let’s look at a fighter that was a part of Japan’s conquest of the Philippines.
Somewhere in Ohio, 1942. Actually that’s Wright Field near Dayton.Let’s take a look at a well travelled Messerschmitt.
Another group is another excuse to revisit this favorite type. Let’s take a quick look at a 9th Air Force ground pounder.
This most numerous and important Soviet fighter of the War is perhaps the best known Soviet fighter as well. Let’s take a look at an important fighter from a unit that really emphasized the World at War.