iModeler Photo Collections

New and historic photograph collections

On This Day…May 12th.

Salvage crews working on a Junkers Ju 88, brought down during the the Luftwaffe’s attacks on RAF airfields in France on 10th May, photo taken 12th of May 1940. ____________________ Hurricanes of British No. 237 (Rhodesian) Squadron RAF in [...]

On This Day…May 11th.

Only in England...part one. In one of the more unusual ‘OTD...’ entries, two London firemen practice evacuation of animals in London Zoo in the event of being bombed; May 11th, 1940. ____________________ The Battle of Attu was the only lan[...]

On This Day…May 10th.

A definite theme running through the thread today. Hill 937, so named because it is 937 metres above sea level, was the setting of a 10-day battle between US forces and the North Vietnamese beginning on 10th of May, 1969. Better known a[...]

On This Day…May 9th.

This Blenheim MkIV (RAF 53 Squadron) was shot down 9th May 1940. The Blennie lost bearings due to ground mist on return from reconnaissance over Hamm and the Ruhr Valley. She was unable to locate the airfield and forced-landed at Laboissière,[...]

On This Day…May 8th.

A real ‘OTD...’ favourite, the Brewster, here in Suulajarvi, Finland, 8th May, 1944. This BW 374 had 11 confirmed ‘kills’ and was shot down on 12th June 1944. Lt. Taisto Mattila (below) was killed in the crash. ____________________ Victory[...]

On This Day…May 7th.

Republic P-47D-11-RE Thunderbolt coded T9+LK, a captured US fighter.  This aircraft was flown by Zirkus Rosarius (special test pilot of the Luftwaffe, specifically of the Luftwaffe High Command, tasked with testing captured British and Ameri[...]

On This Day…May 6th.

RAAF Lancaster (RF270 JO-V, slightly amended) taking off for a POW airlift to Juvincourt, France, 6th May 1945. It’s worth having a zoom in to some of the ‘graffiti’. Below, picking up some of the (now ex) prisoners. ____________________[...]

On This Day…May 5th

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[...]

On This Day…May 4th.

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. ____________________ ________________[...]

On This Day…May 3rd.

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[...]