iModeler Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

On This Day…June 1st

A series of well photographed Emil Bf 109E3 of 4.JG26. ‘W3+-‘ (WNr 779) was force landed in France on 1st June 1940. Pretty clear a lot of the infantry were intrigued and excited at the find. The ‘selfie generation was alive and well[...]

On This Day…May 31st.

British Expeditionary Forces try to stand down after being evacuated from Dunkirk, May 31st, 1940. ____________________ By the date alone, you can see where this story is heading to. US. Army Air Force Boeing B-17E Flying Fortress bombers of[...]

On This Day…May 30th.

Lieutenant Commander Harry Greene flies his Boeing Stearman Kaydet over the Naval Inactive Ship Maintenance Facility at Pearl Harbor, May 30, 2016. There are several ISM facilities around the US. Greene is a helicopter pilot at Coast Guard Air[...]

On This Day…May 29th.

29th of May 1940: Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft Division test pilot Lyman Bullard, Jr. took the U.S. Navy’s new prototype fighter, the XF4U-1, Bu. No. 1443, for its first flight at the Bridgeport Municipal Airport, Bridgeport, Connecticut. The hull[...]

On This Day…28th May.

____________________ Hugh Dundas, only 19 years old on May 28th, 1940 (Group Commander by age 23), experienced his first dogfight. His relaxed demeanour, ‘scruffy’ appearance, and attachment to his dog (below) did not endear him to the esta[...]

On This Day…May 27th.

Phorever a legend. May 27th 1958, the McDonnell Aircraft (later McDonnell Douglas) F-4 Phantom II naval interceptor made its first flight. Designed as a carrier aircraft to defend the fleet against Soviet supersonic bombers, the design co[...]

On This Day…May 26th.

Two A6M2 Type 0 Model 11 ‘Zero’ fighters pictured in flight from Yichang, Hubei Province en route to attack targets in Nanzheng, in China, 26 May, 1941. ____________________ British Cruiser Mk IV tank at Huppy, France, 26-29 May 1940. Be[...]

On This Day…May 25th.

Nice set of Spitfire references for weathering. Spitfire MkVb of RAF 222 Squadron (ZD-H) named ‘Flying Scotsman’ In Essex, England, 25th of May, 1942. Pilot, South African Flight Lieutenant Laurie, is a flier of the 222 Squadron (Natal[...]

On This Day…May 24th.

The Battle of the Denmark Strait was a short, intense encounter that was a humanitarian disaster for the Royal Navy. In the early hours of May 24th 1941, the HMS Hood was sunk and with 1,418 souls on board, a staggering and scarcely believable[...]

On This Day…May 23rd.

American Volunteer Group squadron flight leader Robert 'R. T (“for tadpole”) Smith standing next to his P-40 Warhawk fighter, Kunming, China, 23 May 1942. Smith resigned his commission as a second lieutenant in 1941 in order to join Colonel [...]