In Carrier Strike: US Naval Air Warfare in the Pacific, historian Donald Nijboer tells the full story of the American carrier fleet during the Second World War – the vessels, the crew, the aircraft and the pilots as well as their British Royal Navy allies and the deadly Imperial Japanese Navy forces they faced in […]
Credit for the first Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter to be ‘brought down’ in combat belongs to Joseph Myers and Manford Crory of the P-47D-equipped 78th Fighter Group, who manoeuvred a 1./KG 51 machine into the ground on August 28, 1944. The German pilot survived. No shots were fired by both sides. It happened again on […]
Squadratlantica’s Doolittle jacket proves itself during today’s snowstorm in Toronto. In minus 8 Celcius temperatures and blowing snow the jacket, equipped with hood, beat the cold and kept me toasty warm. Don’t let winter take you by storm.
My newest book, Spitfire V vs. C.202 Folgore, will be available in April/2013. The cover artwork created by Gareth Hector is now complete. The combat scenes are described below. Spitfire VC cover art Future ranking Malta ace Sgt George Beurling claimed his fifth and six victories in defence of the beleaguered island on 10 July […]