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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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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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2019-12-15T09:02:14+08:00 ยท ยท Edited
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Boulton Paul Defiant by Shigeo Koike
Most like a model boxtop art for Hasegawa
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