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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,...

April 15, 2015

The Widow Maker of World War Two: the German 88

posted by author and historian Charles McCain www.charlesmccain.com The famous German 88, the best and most versatile artillery piece of World War Two. While originally developed in World War One...

April 12, 2015

Admiral Dudley Pound Wouldn’t Take His Own Advice

posted by author Charles McCain    www.charlesmccain.com   Admiral of the Fleet Sir Dudley Pound and the Prime Minister on the deck of the SS Queen Mary. (Photo courtesy of...

April 12, 2015

c/o GPO London

posted by author Charles McCain  www.charlesmccain.com HMS Victory at Portsmouth naval base, 2008   The location of any Royal Navy warship in World War Two was a great secret, as...

April 12, 2015

Almost Neutral: Sweden in World War Two

posted by author Charles McCain   www.charlesmccain.com Abandoned World War Two bunker in Sweden. This one and many similar bunkers were built both for troop protection and as bomb proof electric substations.  ...

March 31, 2015

British Imperturbability: Grenadiers Guards Under Fire At Dunkirk

posted by author Charles McCain   www.charlesmccain.com The Grenadier Guards rehearse for Trooping the Colour to celebrate the Queen’s birthday on June 12. Captain Alex Rawlins inspecting the men of *Nijmegen...

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