October 26, 2013

PR Spitfire-taken panorama of D-Day beaches

A spectacular example of the panoramic photographs of the D-Day beaches taken by low-altitude tactical recon Spitfires.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2476813/Eerily-tranquil-images-taken-brave-spitfire-pilots-sweeping-French-coastline-1944-German-occupied-Normandy-coastline-just-D-Day-landings.html

October 12, 2013

Buried Spitfire search in Australia goes on-line

Latest news on the quest for buried AUSTRALIAN Spitfires:

http://www.watoday.com.au/national/spitfire-hunters-dig-for-online-booty-20131012-2vfbf.html

October 10, 2013

DECISIVE DUEL in Melbourne (Victoria not Florida)

Anyone looking for THE DECISIVE DUEL in Melbourne can find them at the two locations of THE AVENUE BOOKSTORE.

http://avenuebookstore.com.au/products/707257-TheDecisiveDuelSpitfirevs109-9780349123653

October 8, 2013

Buried Spitfire Fever — Australian department

ANOTHER search for buried Spitfires, this time in Australia.

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/press-releases/search-buried-spitfires-live.html

September 29, 2013

Warplane Underwater Archaeology Report

Archaeological survey of underwater aircraft crash sites in and around the UK, with some interesting examples

http://blogs.wessexarch.co.uk/aircraftcrashsitesatsea/files/2008/03/aircraft_crash-sites_at_sea_report.pdf

September 29, 2013

Pensacola museum restores Lake Michigan F6F

Pensacola museum restoring Lake Michigan F6F combat veteran.
One of the many FAA pilots, trained on Seafires, who transitioned to F6F Hellcats, said it was like going “from a racehorse to a carthorse” (but it could carry more longer distances).
http://www.weartv.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/national-aviation-museum-celebrates-50th-anniversary-36521.shtml

September 29, 2013

2 Lt. Vernal J. Bird, USAAF A-20 pilot, buried

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/28/world-war-ii-airman-missing-since-144-to-be-buried-with-full-military-honors/

September 27, 2013

Britain’s wartime underground factories

News article on Britain’s equivalent of Germany’s underground factories, only these were built under the Shadow Factories described in THE DECISIVE DUEL:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2424974/Second-World-War-tunnels-safe-German-bombers-British-workers-munitions-Britain-defeat-Hitler.html

September 25, 2013

Ki-43 being rebuilt in Japan

Ki-43 Oscar being rebuilt in Japan. This highly maneuverable Japanese Army fighter clashed with Spitfires often over Burma and, on one occasion, Australia.
http://jen.jiji.com/jc/eng?g=eco&k=2013092400663

September 24, 2013

BBC video report on BBMF

BBC video report on The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-23669402