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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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6 responses to On This Day…October 27th

  1. Nice images – am thinking that these pilots crashed their planes rather well.

  2. I think they must have moved that same 109 around London for propaganda purposes. There always seemed to be a shot of one being craned away somewhere LoL.

    Nice set.

  3. That JU88 crew wasn’t takin’ any chances, I guess….looks like they deployed a life raft “just in case” – 🙂

  4. Well, you know, Craig, it could have been raining.

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