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Paul Allen’s research vessel “Petrel” has found USS Hornet (CV-8)

17,500 feet down, with 140 of her crew still aboard. Lost at the Battle of Santa Cruz, the last US fleet carrier lost in combat. Also here is the first report:

iModeler January Awards

Once again it is time for our monthly retrospective - a look back at some of the notable articles posted at this site during January. This was a month, our community added another 203 new articles to iModeler, prompting an impressive 2,655 comme[...]

On This Day…February 12th

‘Bomb disposal experts’ pull ashore a mine that was reported as drifting near to the coast in South East England, February 12th, 1940. _______________ Alastair "Sandy" Gunn about to depart in Spitfire reconnaissance aircraft AA793 for his 2[...]

On This Day…February 11th

Infantry of the 2nd Gordon Highlanders take prisoners in the german border town of Kleve. The Second Battalion was ravaged by deaths and POWs taken in the Battle for Singapore in February of 1942, but reformed later that year and eventually fo[...]

On This Day…February 10th

10th February 1943. No. 139 Squadron, RAF, was formed in July of 1918 in Italy and was originally outfitted with Bristol F2b fighter aircraft. It was disbanded on 7 March 1919, regrouping in September of ‘36 flying Hawker Hinds and then Brist[...]

On This Day…February 9th

‘Black Friday’ - February 9th, 1945. A disastrous attack on German Destroyer Z-33 in a Norwegian Fiord saw the loss of nine Beaufighters, one P-51 Mustang, fourteen aircrew KIA, and four aircrew taken PoW, losses made more painful by the neari[...]

On This Day…February 8th

More diorama bait... Ground crew mechanics at Laredo Army Air Field, Texas, give a Consolidated B-24 Liberator a complete overhaul before flight, 8th February 1944. Source; ‘Flight’ February 8th, 1968 8th February 1940: A flight of [...]

New kit news – Revell 1/144 Antonov An-225 Mirya

Here's a new kit from Revell that only hit the store shelves this Christmas. The Antonov An-225 Mriya is a super-heavy cargo aircraft that was designed by the Antonov Design Bureau during the 1980s. It ranks as the largest and heaviest aircraf[...]

On This Day…February 7th

‘Boy Sitting on Sea Mine’, Deal, South Coast of England, 7th February, 1940. Presumably defused and made safe. _______________ Spitfire P9315, RAF Benson No 3 Photo Reconnaissance Unit, Cambridge, England, 7th February 1941. ____________[... ]

On This Day…February 6th

On the night of February 6, 1941, this Wellington Mk.IC (No. RAF L7842) belonging to No. 311 (Czechoslovakian) Squadron RAF flew on a mission to bomb a target in the area of Boulogne, France. During the sortie, the aircraft had to force land ([...]