On Saturday February 13, 1943 flight of 12 F4Us from VMF-124 escorted Thirteenth Air Force B-24 bombers to Bougainville, the longest escort mission of the war in the Solomons at the time. This was the Corsair’s very first combat mission, thoug[...]
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[...]
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 [...]
FT-17, Panzer I Ausf. A, T-26, and Vickers 6-ton Type B tanks, captured in China, on display at the Hanshin Koshien Stadium in Nishinomiya, Japan, Feb 1939.
The XF-12, in my opinion, is a lovely aircraft that looked especi[...]
The USS Enterprise CVN-65 was officially decommissioned on February 3rd, 2017. The event was marked with a private celebration on the hangar deck.
Russian soldiers search some of the 200-plus German tanks left in the str[...]
US soldiers From the 7th Infantry Division position a 37mm M3 anti-tank gun (two M4 Sherman’s in the background on point). This photo was taken on Kwajalein on February 2nd, 1944.
The bloody conquest of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands (post[...]
In 1927 HMS ‘M2’ became the first undersea aircraft carrier - a submarine carrying a small Parnal ‘Peto’ two-seater seaplane (below) in a watertight hangar. The seaplane, which had folding wings, was launched by catapult off a runway on the de[...]
Vought F4U 1D Corsair ‘white 88’ of VMF 124 aboard USS Essex (CV-9) on 25th January, 1945. By the end of January, ‘45 the Essex had, in the last four months, survived Kamikaze hits and three typhoons; seen here gearing up for more attacks on F[...]
Hello iModeler! Here is my Tamiya Corsair, built out of the box except for some True Details resin wheels. I used EZ line for the antenna wires. Paints are Vallejo Model Air acrylics shot freehand through my Sotar 20/20. It's kind of hard to [...]
Pilot Edwin L. King of 350 Fighter Group with his flak damaged P-47 following the ‘Silver Star’ mission of 12 Jan. 1945. The ‘Jug’ is 7D3 42-29300. Crew Chief Henry Embry took the photo after King had to return to base at Pisa, Italy, having [...]