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2021-05-29T13:13:42+08:00 ยท
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We Saddled Our Fates to a Wild Mustang by Gary Eason
A formation of four North American P-51 Mustang aircraft of No.268 Squadron Royal Air Force, representative of the Mustangs flown by that squadron from 18 April 1942 to 14 August 1945. They are shown flying over the Normandy region of France, an area over which they conducted many significant operational sorties. These early Mustangs were powered by Allison engines, unlike the later Mustangs which had US-licensed Packard Rolls-Royce Merlin p...
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2020-12-25T23:50:29+08:00 ยท
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๐—–๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€ ๐—ข๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฅ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘น๐’๐’š ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’Š๐’๐’๐’†๐’๐’
Christmas Day 1941 dawned hot and muggy in Rangoon, Burma. It would be another 115-degree day. Charles H. Older was one of 13 pilots of the American Volunteer Group's Third Pursuit Squadron standing alert near their shark-mouthed Tomahawks on Mingaladon Airdrome, north of Rangoon. In his first combat two days earlier he had been credited with two Japanese bombers. At 1130 the air raid sounded, and minutes later 13 Tomahawks, joined by 16 RAF Brewster Buff...
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George McMillan, R.T. Smith, and Robert P. "Duke" Hedman attacked the left flank leading the "V" of bombers while Chuck Older, Tommy Haywood and Ed Overend worked over the right flank. The other seven took on the fighters.
With Haywood on his right wing, Older attacked from below and to the right of the outboard "V". Opening fire at 200 yards, in an almost vertical climb, he held the trigger down until less than 100 yards, and then kicked over in a hammerhead to dive away.
Using this zoom and dive technique he and Haywood shot down two bombers each. As the bombers turned east for home, Older downed a Nakajima Oscar for his third victory of the day. Twenty-four Japanese planes fell to the AVG that day.
Chuck Older became an ace, as did Duke Hedman, who shot down four bombers and a fighter. Other credited AVG victories included three for McMillan and Smith, two each for Parker DuPouy and Ed Overend, and one each for Bob Brouk and Ken Jernstedt.
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Zero Encounter by Robert Taylor
When the first US aircraft landed at the captured airstrip on the island of Guadalcanal on 12 August 1942, there was still heavy ground fighting within 3,000 yards of the airfield. A few days later it was named Henderson Field, after Major Lofton R. Henderson who led the Marine dive-bombers at Midway. The name of this small airfield is synonymous with the war in the South Pacific and it became home to some of the greatest Marine pilots who took part in the air f...
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2020-10-18T10:26:29+08:00 ยท
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๐—”๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—ผ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฐ ๐—•๐—น๐—ถ๐˜๐˜‡ ๐—•๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ง๐™ง๐™ฎ ๐™Ž๐™ฅ๐™ž๐™˜๐™š๐™ง
Medium : Oil
Edition Size : 1000
Type: Limited Edition Lithographic Print
Print Size : 27" x 17"
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2020-09-13T17:16:20+08:00 ยท
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Boulton-Paul Defiant versus Dornier Do17
Artist unknown, looks to be in the style of Adam Tooby?
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2020-08-02T18:03:19+08:00 ยท
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๐‘ท๐’Š๐’†๐’„๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ช๐’‚๐’Œ๐’† ๐’ƒ๐’š ๐‘ด๐’Š๐’„๐’‰๐’‚๐’†๐’ ๐‘ป๐’–๐’“๐’๐’†๐’“
In the calm of a fine summer evening, a group of Spitfires returns from the last sortie of the day. Two small boys and a passing cyclist watch as the leading Spitfire sweeps over the boundary of the temporary airfield.

Published as a lithographic print in 1988, the print edition was limited to 1,494 copies, each one commemorating an RAF Aircrew loss during the Battle of Britain as recorded in the Battle of Britain memorial chapel at Westminster Abbey.

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2020-07-25T10:42:08+08:00 ยท
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2020-05-11T13:20:08+08:00 ยท
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Convoy Patrol by Michael Daly
Painted exclusively for The Whirlwind Fighter Project by artist Michael Daly, 'Convoy Patrol' portrays Westland Whirlwind P7056 Pride of Yeovil in RAF 137 Squadron codes, protecting the vital merchant ships.
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2020-04-17T00:48:55+08:00 ยท
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Jadgfieber by Heinz Krebs
Edition Size : 750
Type: Limited Edition Lithographic Print
Print Size : 36" x 27"
During late 1944 the Luftwaffe introduced the jet fighter, a sensational revolution in aviation technology. In their mission debriefings, allied fighter pilots reported encounters, or even gunfights, with very fast German aeroplanes of unusual design, without propellers, these were usually Me262's.

The scene depicted here is high above the Tyrolean Alps, where at the beginning of the wint...
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Boulton Paul Defiant by Shigeo Koike
Most like a model boxtop art for Hasegawa
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