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 […]
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RCAF Spitfire NH341 Restored to Flight.
Canadian Aviator magazine has my new article detailing the history and restoration of Canadian Spitfire NH341. Restored to the two seat configuration NH341 is available for ride with Aero Legends in the UK. aerolegends.com
B-29 Superfortress vs. Ki 44 ‘Tojo’ Now Available.
By the time the Americans began their aerial bombardment of Japan in 1944, both the JAAF and IJNAF were spent forces. What the Japanese did have though was the Ki-44 “Tojo.” Armed with two 40 mm cannon, it was the most heavily armed and feared single-seat fighter to see action against the new American bomber, […]
Everything you wanted to know about the Westland Lysander.
My new documentary is now available for viewing at aerocinema.com
Great review for Fighting Cockpits by Walter J. Boyne
Getting a good photo of a cockpit is a challenge for most photographers, but not for Dan Patterson, the best in his field at this demanding work. Donald Nijboer’s excellent text, amplified by meaningful quotes, makes this a book to buy for the home library, and perhaps more important, as a gift for someone you’re trying to interest […]