18 Aug 40: Day 40 of 113 of the Battle of Britain. In what becomes known as "The Hardest Day" the Luftwaffe makes an all-out effort to severely damage RAF Fighter Command by attacking airfields in southeast England and southern London. These air battles are amongst the largest aerial engagements in history to date. Both sides suffer very heavy losses. The British outperform the Luftwaffe in the air, achieving a favorable ratio of 2:1. More: http://scanningwwii.com/a?d=0818&s=400818 #WWII
For second time, we share the work of WW2 Colourised Photos (World War Two Black and White photos that are researched and colourised in detail by Doug and other artists from the 'Colourisehistory Group'). We hope you love it as much as we do! Our most heartfelt thanks for these great Masters of the colourisation. In this ocasion, we focus in Allied Warbirds. Enjoy! F6F-5 'Hellcat' Nº23 flown by Ens. Ardon R. Ives crash lands on the USS Lexington, Feb. '45 (Ives survived th...
The Battle of Britain. Two Royal Air Force pilots from Fighter Command walking from an aircraft during the Second World War. c1940. Agatha Christie's character Jerry Burton was recovering from a "flying accident."
Dit is de ATA (Air Transport Auxiliary). Hier was Maddie piloot voor. Ze waren een soort taxipiloot. Ze moesten vliegtuigen die een reparatie nodig hadden transporteren naar garages en de gerepareerde vliegtuigen naar de luchtbasissen vliegen.
July-Sept. 1940. The Battle of Britain was the German air force's attempt to gain air superiority over the RAF from July to September 1940. Their ultimate failure was one of the turning points of World War Two and prevented Germany from invading Britain. Photo: RAF fighter squadron 'scrambles' after receiving the signal to engage the enemy during the Battle of Britain.