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
Meet the Fighters Duxford Air Show Review
Celebrating the 80th Anniversary year of the formation of RAF Fighter Command, the Imperial War Museum’s Meet the Fighter Air Show showcased a wonderful selection of Royal Air Force fighters from World War I to the present. Saturday was a washout due to rain, but Sunday’s blue skies provided the perfect backdrop. Opening the show, […]
Book Launch! Monday June 20th.
Join me Monday June 20th at the Federal Restaurant 1438 Dundas St West, Toronto for the launch of Fighting Cockpits. Festivities start at 7:30.