Grumman Avenger (VT-82, the ‘Devil’s Diplomats’) shows its mettle as she struggles to return to her carrier, USS Bennington, CV-20. The Avenger collided with another TBM in raids against picket shipping around Chichi Jima (pic 3, below).
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[...]
My second RAF Aircraft, and boy was this one strange. I started this aircraft almost 5 years ago, and I have just now finally got it done (Of course, I have moved twice since I started this poor thing).
I also call this aircraft the plane that [...]
On February 5th, 1944, the crew of the 'Star Valley' B-24 Liberator were on their way home (Shipdham, East Anglia, England) from their eighth of 25 scheduled missions, bombing a Renault works manufacturing plant near Tours, in the Loire et Che[...]
British soldiers examine a downed German bomber on the morning of 30th January 1941 during the blitz on London.
U.S. air policemen take cover behind their jeep as they come under sniper fire near Da Nang Airbase in Vietnam on January 30th,[...]
On January 7, 1945, Thomas Buchanan McGuire took off from Leyte and led a group of four P-38 Lightnings – Tommy himself, Major Jack Rittmayer, Captain Edwin Weaver, and Lieutenant Douglas Thropp – on a fighter sweep over northern Negros Island i[...]
A ‘Kate’ B6N2 torpedo bomber explodes in mid-air after direct hit from carrier USS Yorktown, off Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, 4 Dec 1943. Photo taken from the aft flight deck of the Yorktown by Photographer’s Mate Alfred N. Cooperman. Apparentl[...]
The prototype Martin B-26 Marauder (M40-1361) took off today on its maiden flight on 25 November 1940.
The results of two Kamikaze attacks on 25th November, 1944 on the USS Intrepid (CV-11). The attacks killed 66 men and the second photo show[...]
The RAF WWII 'wooden wonder' here in a 1970's kit.
It depicts a plane from the 487th Squadron, in Operation Jericho, Amiens 18 Feb 1944.
Made from wood, this plane has litle panel lines and/or rivets but, based on some photos, I did so[...]
Hi friends, after a year of construction I finished a diorama with Tamiya Mosquito in Scale 1:32
I try to portray my dioramas historically. In this case I have 8 books with photos of WW II helped ... Have fun ...