Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier

Hard on the heels of Pearl Harbor, US forces flooded into Britain to join the Allied nations, ready to turn the tables in Europe. A staggering number of airfields became USAAF bases. We take you on a journey across the length and breadth of the UK to chart his astounding heritage, base-by-base.

Hard on the heels of Pearl Harbor, US forces flooded into Britain to join the Allied nations, ready to turn the tables in Europe. A staggering number of airfields became USAAF bases. We take you on a journey across the length and breadth of the UK to chart

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Unsinkable Aircraft Carrier — part 2

BEAULIEU, Hampshire

Station: 408

Location: East of Brockenhurst, between the B3055 and B3054

Previously: RAF from Aug 1942

Major Units: Ninth Air Force, 365th Fighter Group — P-47s

Code letters: 38th Fighter Sqn ‘D5-‘, 387th FS ‘B4-‘, 388th FS ‘C4-‘

Afterwards: To RAF Sep 1944 and a base for the Airborne Forces Experimental Establishment until 1950.

See also below. Returned to heath land 1959

ESTABLISHED ON Hatchet Moor in the New Forest, the P-47Ds of the 365th were followed for a month by the Martin B-26 Marauders of the 323rd BG before the airfield was returned to the RAF. In

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SHERMAN up close

The M4A3 tanks evolved with all the improvements introduced throughout the production of the M4 series. Larger hatches for the driver and co-driver, and a hatch for the loader in the turret roof facilitated a quicker exit in an emergency. Wet stowage for the ammunition in the lower hull protected the propellant against ignition from a penetration. The glacis plate was now a simplified single rolled homogenous armour plate. The new turret casting had thicker armour ahead of the gunner and the radio bustle was raised for clearance of the new hull hatches.

Production of the M4A3 75 (W) began

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1st Lt Frank Oiler

The ‘JUG’ was solid and stable in flight and carried a tremendous load of bombs, guns and gas. It was a tight-turning, hard-hitting, flying truck. It didn’t climb worth a damn, but it could dive.

Those of us that survived fighter pilot training were sent to England. I arrived on 10 May 1944 as a replacement pilot, filling the gap left by those men who had either been shot down or rotated back home after finishing their tours. I was placed with the 78th Fighter Group, 84th Fighter Squadron at Duxford. This is where I learned the real tricks and

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In Germany, presented a film about death camp in Ozarichi

Presentation of the film was accomplished yesterday in the German city Vyurzelen, near Aachen, and was timed to coincide with the 63rd anniversary of the liberation of the town from the Nazis. Moviemakers mentioned that at about the same time, in March 1944, the command of the Wehrmacht conducted in the region in the Gomel region Ozarichi operation for the creation of a living curtain coming from Russian troops.German journalists write that working together — the movie — will be opening for the Germans, and Belarusians. Doctor of History and one of the managers of the joint project, the teacher

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Martyrology of Liberty: Gleb Bogdanovich

Bogdanovich Gleb (1913, Wilno — 1960?, GP Rudensk, PUKHOVICHY district, Minsk region.) Bel. watered. and military leader, publicist, MD. V.Bagdanovicha offspring. Finished Vilna Belarusian gymnasium, honey Univ Vilna University that. He was a member of the Belarusian Students’ Scorina "in Vilnius, published during the period. "The new stands." During the German occupation, he worked in a medical Ivyanets on Volozhinschine. Participated in the public underground movement, was a member of the Belarusian Independence Party. Since May 1944 the Belarusian officer boundary defense. From July 1944 the troop was batalene "Dahlwitz." Participated in the underground anti-communist movement, initially in Belarus and

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Generation of lies

I live in America and would like to share with you, as illuminated by the Second World War in the United States. The first thing that struck me is that the majority of Americans believe that they have made a major contribution to the defeat of Nazi Germany, and about the contribution of the Soviet Union have a very vague idea. Many even think that the Soviet Union fought on Hitler's side …

But the move from general impressions to the facts. As you can falsify history, without stooping to outright lies? Simply telling part of the truth. And

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Fighting the French with the German occupiers at first glance as if invisible. The second and third also not visible

The period of occupation in France prefer to remember how heroic times. Charles de Gaulle, resistance … However impartial footage photochronicles show that it was not quite as telling veterans and write in the history books. These pictures are made correspondent of German magazine "Signal" in Paris 1942-44 period. Color film, sunny days, smiles French, welcoming the invaders. After '63 collection after the war became the exhibition "The Parisians during the Occupation." It caused a huge scandal. City Hall of Paris forbade her show in Paris. As a result, permission has been achieved, but France saw the footage only once.

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Achtung! Achtung! In the sky Pokryshkin!

Such panic cries resounded in the air from the ground, when our valiant falcon raised in the skyits fearsome hawk.

100 years since the birth of Alexander Ivanovich Pokryshkina

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Born Alexander Pokryshkin March 6, 1913 in Novonikolayevsk (now Novosibirsk), in a working class family. He graduated from the 7 classes, worked as a mechanic at the plant. Since 1932, the Red Army. In 1933, he graduated from the Perm school of aviation technicians, in 1939 — the Kachin Air Force Pilot School.

In June 1941, Lt. A.

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The protracted battle

This event took place April 9, 1944, the war was nearing its end, and the forces of Nazi Germany grew weaker day by day. On that day, Lt. John Walker on his plane was accompanied by the British heavy bombers, "Lancaster", which was soon attacked by Nazi planes.

Engaging in a fight, Lt. John Walker and his team began a cruel fight. His plane P-40 "Tomahawk" confidently maneuvered by destroying enemy planes, and suddenly the right wing came under machine-gun fire of enemy aircraft, engine died and the plane began

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