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May 21, 2015

“Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you,” says U-Boat Commander

 “Goodnight. Sorry for sinking you” Kommandant of U-68 to survivors of SS City of Cairo which he had just sunk. Korvettenkapitän Karl-Friedrich Merten Kommandant of U-68 Photo courtesy of Uboat.net The words...

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May 11, 2015

The Royal Air Force Pigeon Service

  Who Could Make This Up? Yes, the Royal Air Force deployed homing pigeons or carrier pigeons on bombers and other planes in the event planes had to ditch in...

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May 10, 2015

Killing 15,000 French by Bombing French Rail Junctions Before D-Day

  posted by author Charles McCain   www.charlesmccain.com   WWII French General Charles De Gaulle A WWII photo portrait of General Charles de Gaulle of the Free French Forces and...

May 7, 2015

Gallant RAF Pilot Who Went Down in the Channel and Perished

www.charlesmccain.com   posted by author Charles McCain Lest We Forget Almost 100 trained fighter pilots from Czechoslovakia made their way to Great Britain after the Germans invaded their country and...

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May 7, 2015

Fighting to Stay Aloft and Not Go Into the Drink

posted by author Charles McCain http://charlesmccain.com/ In the first months of the long air battle over Great Britain between the Royal Air Force and the Nazi Luftwaffe, only 20% of...

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April 25, 2015

A Classic World War Two Aircraft Often Used in Air Sea Rescue

posted by author Charles McCain www.charlesmccain.com   PBY Catalina landing at NAS Jacksonville during WWII. (official US Navy photo) PB stands for “Patrol Bomber” and Y is the designation assigned...

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April 25, 2015

Fighting to Stay Aloft and Not Go Into the Drink

posted by author Charles McCain www.charlesmccain.com In the first months of the long air battle over Great Britain between the Royal Air Force and the Nazi Luftwaffe, only 20% of...

April 20, 2015

A Prayer Before Firing

posted by author Charles McCain  www.charlesmccain.com Battleship HMS Prince of Wales   HMS Prince of Wales  Donation of Vice Admiral Harry Sanders, USN(Retired), 1969. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command...

April 16, 2015

BBC Says Record dive rescues $50m wartime silver from ocean floor

posted by author and historian Charles McCain     www.charlesmccain.com passenger ship SS City of Cairo owned by Ellerman Line circa 1939 (Photo from U-boat.net) Sunk on 6 Nov 1942 by...

April 15, 2015

World War 2 Ordinary marbles which led to World War Two’s Dambusters to go on sale for £600

posted by author and historian Charles McCain  www.charlesmccain.com   A World War Two RAF Avro Lancaster bomber aircraft, complete with Guy Gibson’s serial number of AJG from 617 ‘Dambuster’ Squadron,...

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