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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...

September 22, 2010

The Bismarck and the Hood

[Crossposted from CharlesMcCain.com] On 19 May 1941 the German battleship Bismarck (below left), then the largest and most powerful battleship in the world, put to sea on a commerce raiding...

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...

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...

June 25, 2008

Spitfire Found in UK Council Basement

Spitfire Found in Council Basement 23/06/2008 – Fylde Borough Council We all have hidden gems lurking in our basements or attics but Fylde Council were pleasantly surprised to find documentation...