On This Day…October 27th
After a few days of focus on the Pacific theatre, there’s something of a Battle of Britain theme to begin today.
The Messerschmitt Bf 109 E (Oberleutnant Karl Fischer) shot down in Windsor Great Park, London.
Another BF109E – ‘White 13’ – after making a forced landing…
A Ju88 after crashing in North Yorkshire, England.
President Harry S. Truman aboard USS Renshaw during Navy Day, New York City, New York, on 27 Oct 1945 (I posted a photo of the Enterprise en route to this celebration a few days ago). The vessel alongside is the USS Missouri and you can see US Navy aircraft formation flying in the background.
The front page of the New York Times, October 27, 1918…
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