World War Two

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GLORY DAYS: Star Attractions

Besides operational types, the USAAF flew various British-built ancillary aircraft during
World War Two...

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INSIDE STORIES: LUFTWAFFE AIR-SEA RESCUE

By the outbreak of World War Two, the Luftwaffe managed to field an effective air-sea rescue organisation...

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Debden Eagles

The 4th Fighter Group was one of the US Army Air Forces’ premier combat units...

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FlyPast Classics: Tony’s Trials and Tribulations

Malcolm V Lowe explains how Japan’s uniquely powered Ki-61 Hien...

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Desert Mischief: 40 Squadron SAAF

Andrew Thomas investigates the cheeky nose badges that appeared on the desert-based World War Two Hurricanes...

The 5 Greatest Allied Bombers of World War Two

The Second World War saw the extensive use of bomber aircraft on both sides of the conflict. The Allies fielded a bewildering number of light, medium and heavy bombers – with some more successful than others…

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Escort Fighters: 118 Sqn’s Spitfire Years – Part 1

For much of World War Two, the Spitfires of 118 Sqn escorted bombers and strike aircraft on raids over occupied Europe...

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VICTORY 75: The ’Boomer Boys’ of Bougainville

No enemy aircraft was ever shot down by a Commonwealth Boomerang,...

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VICTORY 75: MISSION IMPROBABLE

Of the many tasks the Avro Lancaster carried out during its career...

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VICTORY 75: NORWEGIAN NEMESIS

To the victor, the spoils — but also, after the end of World War Two in Europe...