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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.
#AviationArt #WW2 #AVG #fighter #bomber #interception #p40 #tomahawk #flyingtigers #RoyGrinnell '/>
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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"
#AviationArt #WW2 #Luftwaffe #bomber #Arado234 #Me262 #jetbomber #BarrySpicer
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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?
#AviationArt #WW2 #RAF #Luftwaffe #BattleofBritain #fighter #bomber
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2020-07-25T10:42:08+08:00 ยท
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2019-12-15T08:52:02+08:00 ยท ยท Edited
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Mission Completed by Simon Smith
Published as a Limited Edition Lithographic Print
#AviationArt #WW2 #RAF #bomber #aircrew #lancaster
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2019-11-04T03:51:51+08:00 ยท
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Black Thursday by unknown artist
From Wikipedia: USAF pilots nicknamed April 12, 1951 "Black Thursday", after 30 MiG-15s attacked three squadrons of B-29 bombers (36 planes) escorted by approximately 100 F-80s and F-84s. The MiGs were fast enough to engage the B-29s and extend away from their escorts. Three B-29s were shot down and seven more were damaged, with no casualties on the communist side. Following this, USAF bomber sorties over Korea were halted for approximately three months. Bomber...
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