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Spitfire vs BF109Blog | Spitfire vs BF109 - Part 3
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September 13, 2013

Article on beer-carrying Spitfire XXX

Article on the “Mark XXX” Spitfires that flew beer into the beachhead in Normandy (as discussed in THE DECISIVE DUEL).

http://www.warhistoryonline.com/featured-article/spitfire-was-used-in-an-unorthodox-role-bringing-beer-kegs-to-the-men-in-normandy.html

September 12, 2013

Messerschmitt M17 displayed in Munich

Excellent photo of the oldest surviving Messerschmitt-designed airplane, a 1923 M17, at the museum in Munich. Willy made reference to this specific airplane in a 1960 interview I used as a source in THE DECISIVE DUEL.
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Messerschmitt-M-17/2315579/M/

September 9, 2013

1943 Spitfire parts recovered from Channel off Sark

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-24014451

September 7, 2013

Book available for download on Internet

http://muninn-project.org/crowsnest/Naval_av_hist_e.pdf

available for download on the Internet:

A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NAVAL AVIATION 1918-1962
by
J. D. F. KEALY
and
E. C. RUSSELL
The Naval Historical Section Canadian Forces Headquarters Department of National Defence Ottawa 1965

This is the first edition but still useful. The RCN Spitfires show up on p. 36.

September 4, 2013

There is a story behind every Spitfire

News report on Spitfire I Battle of Britain crash site dig.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2411551/Spitfire-shot-Salisbury-Plain-Luftwaffe-70-years-ago-dug-Iraq-Afghanistan-veterans.html

September 4, 2013

Classic pre-war British biplane and wartime communications aircraft

BBC News report on Hornet Moth flying in to RAF St. Athan
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-23948144

September 3, 2013

A6M5 Zero to be taken apart and shipped to CA

A6M5 Zero Second World War Japanese naval fighter prepared to be shipped back to California after display in Japan.

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201309020086

September 2, 2013

Japan: engine from WW2 lake crash site restored

WW2 radial engine recovered from lake crash site restored and on museum exhibit in Japan
http://mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/news/20130831p2a00m0na005000c.html

August 31, 2013

Burma Buried Spitfire Hunt — latest

The Great Burmese Buried Spitfire Hunt is now inspired with improved briefing graphics.

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news/new-image-holds-key-hunt-5819555

August 28, 2013

Messerschmitt Hotel (above the restaurant), Bamberg

f you’d like to stay in the house where Willy Messerschmitt was born in Bamberg (it wasn’t a hotel then) you can book on-line here:
http://www.booking.com/hotel/de/romantik-messerschmitt.en.html




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