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October 11, 2015

No Bathing Facilities on U-Boats Led to Constant Outbreaks of Skin Diseases & Revolting Smell Inside the Boats

posted by author Charles McCain Home Page of Author Charles McCain “It stinks in here!” This still photo from the German film “Das Boot” gives you an idea of how...

August 27, 2015

One of the Many Incredibly Brave Polish Fighter Pilots Who Served in the British Royal Air Force after Poland Was Defeated and Occupied by Nazi Germany

Posted by author and historian Charles McCain Homepage of Charles McCain   Stanisław Skalski in his Hawker Hurricane during the Battle of Britain. The smaller Iron Crosses* are for “assists.” (While...

July 17, 2015

iconic RAF Spitfire: best propeller fighter plane ever produced.

Historian & author Charles McCain Writes Iconic RAF Spitfire Best Prop Fighter of WW 2 A Royal Visit to the HQ of RAF Fighter Command at Royal Air Force station Bentley...

July 9, 2015

SIGNAL: The Life Magazine of Nazi Germany

posted by author and historian Charles McCain 1 August 1943, a helpful German soldier showing a copy of Signal in Greek to an orthodox resident of the ancient monastic state...


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 The words...


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...

vickers wellington bomber being loaded

May 10, 2015

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

  posted by author Charles McCain   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   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...


May 7, 2015

Fighting to Stay Aloft and Not Go Into the Drink

posted by author Charles McCain 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 25, 2015

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

posted by author Charles McCain   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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