On This Day…November 11th.
Twenty one Fairey Swordfish launch from the aircraft carrier HMS Illustrious for the raid on Taranto on 11th November, 1940.
…and one of the Swordfish that took place in the battle that ditched in Cefalu, Sicily.
A NCO briefing his men prior to an attack on a pocket of Russian resistance in Stalingrad, November 11th, 1942
November 11th, 1943. The flight deck of the USS Bunker Hill aircraft during an attack on Rabaul.
Ground crew extinguishing fire aboard the B-17 ‘Meat Hound’ of the 303rd Bomber Group, after its crash landing at Metfield, England, United Kingdom, 11 November, 1944.
US Navy pilot ‘Vern’ Higman landing on the USS Ticonderoga after a raid in the Philippine Islands, 11 Nov 1944. The Anti Aircraft damage on his Avenger (‘Round Trip Ticket’) shows exactly how lucky he was.
We will never forget…