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Francis “Gabby” Gabreski (1919 - 2002) - top USAAF ace, he learned how to fight the Luftwaffe from the best of the best - Polish fighter pilots of the RAF.

World War II in colour - England, circa 1945 Ace American pilot Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski poses in a cockpit. The flags refer to the 28 enemy planes brought down by Gabreski.

Group Captain A G "Sailor" Malan, Officer Commanding No. 145 Wing based at Merston, climbing in to the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire before taking off from Appledram, Sussex.

Group Captain Adolph “Sailor” Malan, Officer Commanding No. 145 Wing RAF based at Merston, climbing in to the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire before taking off from Appledram, Sussex.

Ironic: Fred Christensen in his plane which is decorated by the swastika, notorious insignia of the Nazi Germany he was fighting

Thunderbolts from the blue! Incredible colour pictures show the young American fighter pilots who risked their lives to defend Britain in World War Two

Fred Christensen in his Thunderbolt .Christensen, flying with Fighter Squadron of the Fighter Group, Air Force flew 107 combat missions and scored 21 aerial victories.

“On January 11, 1944, Major James Howard, alone, flew his P-51 Mustang into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American B-17 bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly attacking the enemy airplanes and shooting down as many as six. The leader of the bombers reported that, “For sheer determination and guts, it was the greatest exhibition I’ve ever seen.” Howard received the Medal of Honor f

On January Major James Howard, alone, flew his into thirty six German fighters that were attacking a formation of American bombers. For more than a hour, Howard defended the heavy bombers against the swarm of fighters, repeatedly atta

WWII: A Luftwaffe pilot showing off his kills. Possibly because of the sheer level of danger in dogfights and bombing raids, many airmen on both sides of the War, kept similar tallies on their planes. Keeping track of enemy planes downed means keeping track of the number of times one survived.

scooteraz: Luftwaffe pilot showing off his victories.

Commander David McCampbell David McCampbell was one of America’s famous fighter aces of World War 2. Counting 34 victories he was America’s third highest scoring ace, behind the legendary P-38 pilots Dick Bong and Thomas McGuire, and the most successful aviator from the US Navy.

Commander David McCampbell was one of America’s famous fighter aces of World War Counting 34 victories he was America’s third highest scoring ace, behind the legendary pilots Dick Bong and Thomas McGuire, and the most successful aviator from the US Navy.

J 11 1940-1945 - Svenskt Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek

J 11 1940-1945 - Svenskt Militärhistoriskt Bibliotek

WWII 1940 - Royal Air Force (RAF) North American Mustang (Single-Engined Piston Fighter)

british-eevee: “ Mustang Mark IA at rest at an airfield (Date and location unknown) ”

Hawker Hurricane Mark Is (Z4204 H nearest) of 'B' Flight, No. 30 Squadron RAF, lined up at Idku, Egypt, while operating in the night fighter role for the air defence of Alexandria

ME(RAF) Hawker Hurricane Mark Is ‘H’ nearest) of 'B' Flight No. 30 Squadron RAF lined up at Idku Egypt while operating in the night fighter role for the air defence of Alexandria

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc, MH869 WX-R, 302 Polish Squadron, escorting USAAF bombers. Photo by the crew of a B-24 Liberator. Summer of 1944.

Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc, WX-R, 302 Polish Squadron, escorting USAAF bombers.

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