Professional psychologist, father of four, musician, modeler, lecturer. Tired.
My modeling defaults are building dioramas and WWII aircraft. Enjoy WW2 history, reading, single malt scotch whisky (without the ‘e’), music, good food, bit of philosophy, and general history.
Messerschmitt Bf 109G6 (Trop) of 7.JG27 - pilot Gunther Hannak force landed in Malta 5th May 1943 and was taken prisoner for the remainder of the war.
On May 5th, 1945 a Japanese ‘balloon bomb’ killed six people in[...]
May 4th, 1943 - Staff Sergeant Frank T. Lusic with his hands full of ordinance beside famous B-17, ‘Meathound’.
Marine TBM-3 Avengers of VMTB-232 at Okinawa on May 4, 1945.
PT-196, an Elco 80-foot motor torpedo boat, in an experimental paint scheme in Bayonne, New Jersey, 3rd of May 1943. The design on the hull was meant to meant disrupt and deceive the eye while the paintwork on the bow deliberately draws atten[...]
Today marks the 74th anniversary of the last Bomber Command raid on Germany during World War Two. The photograph above shows an RAF crew with their Mosquito and it’s 4,000 lbs bomb to be used on a raid against the Kiel canal (Germany) to disru[...]
Martin PBM Mariner after sinking Japanese cargo ship off Mokpo, Korea. 1st of May, 1945.
Vought F4U 4 Corsairs disembarking from USS Altamaha at Guiuan Harbour, Samar, Philippines, on 1st May 1945.
M24 Chaffee of D-Company (27th Tank Battalion-20th Armoured Division) driving through the streets of Munich on 30th April, 1945.
‘Tiger at the Gate’ Berlin, 30th April 1945, by David Pentland.
Me 262 A-1a of JG/2 flown by Franz Holzinger, captured at Lechfeld, Germany on 29th April, 1945.
Allied air forces making food drops on Netherlands, April 29th, 1945. ‘Operation Manna’ and ‘Operation Chowhound’ were[...]
Kurt Knispel joined the Wehrmacht in 1940 as a soldier in the 12th Panzer Division, and he became a naturalized citizen of Nazi Germany, being born Czechoslovakian. Knispel fought initially on the Eastern Front against the Russian Red Army, an[...]
A beautifully haunting memorial to two B-17 crews, one of which went down near Rocheville, France, on April 27th 1944. The Fortress took flak on left wing, caught fire and spun to the ground, crashing near Le Pont Durand, two miles S of Roche[...]
26th April 1944, American Thunderbolt dive bombers, some carrying 500 lb bombs take off from an airfield in England.
Coastal Command Mosquitos pictured landing at their base in Scotland after a raid on Nazi shipping in t[...]