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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...

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...

July 14, 2009

War of the Unknown Warriors

War of the Unknown Warriors (+ Audio) Winston Churchill – Speech – BBC Broadcast, London, July 14, 1940 During June and early July, the German Air Force was regrouped to...

September 15, 2008

World War II History for September 15

Today in WW II History World War II History for September 15 1935 – The Nuremberg Laws were enacted by Nazi Germany. The act stripped all German Jews of their...

September 4, 2008

Spitfire vs Hurricane

SPITFIRE vs HURRICANE Contrary to popular belief, it was the Hurricane, not the Spitfire that saved Britain during the dark days of 1940. The turn-around time (re-arm, refuel etc.) for...

August 13, 2008

World War II History for August 13

Today in WW II History World War II History for August 13 1932 – Adolf Hitler refused to take the post of vice-chancellor of Germany. He said he was going...

July 10, 2008

World War II History for July 10

Today in WW II History World War II History for July 10 1940 – The 114-day Battle of Britain began during World War II. On this day in 1940, the...