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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 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...

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...

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...

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,...

January 20, 2011

World War II History – January 20

World War II History for January 20 (1940-1945): Churchill speech, Japan’s spies on the US, Heydrich’s plan, Marines hit Pago Pago, RAF raids Berlin, Russians take Novgorod, and LeMay takes command.

October 6, 2010

The Most Versatile Plane of World War Two Was Made of Wood

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] From my novel, An Honorable German:   Behind him the Beau Sejour disintegrated, its wooden splinters cutting down the sentries and anyone else close by. There had...

March 4, 2009

World War II History for March 4

Today in WWII History World War II History for March 4 4 Mar 1941 – Britain launched Operation Claymore. Operation Claymore (4 March 1941) – Raid on the Lofoten Islands....

November 10, 2008

General Wladyslaw Sikorski

General Wladyslaw Sikorski’s body to be exhumed From The Times November 11, 2008 The remains of General Wladyslaw Sikorski, the leader of Poland’s government-in-exile during the Second World War, will...

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