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West Australian Wing Commander Hughie Edwards V.C. D.S.O. D.F.C., Commanding…

"By the time they were flying Mossies the Germans were beginning to go on the back foot." KB West Australian Wing Commander Hughie Edwards V., Commanding Officer of No. quite possibly at RAF Horsham St Faith

13 Jun 44: An English brewery donates a sizable amount of fresh beer for the troops fighting in Normandy and a unique delivery method is created, strapping kegs to the underwings of Spitfires being shipped to forward airfields. Flying at 12,000 feet chills the brew to perfection. The troops love it, but the British Ministry of Revenue and Excise steps in and informs the brewer that it is in violation of law to export beer without paying taxes on it. End of "authorized" beer runs.

13 June An English brewery donates a sizable amount of fresh beer for the troops fighting in Normandy and a unique delivery method is created, strapping kegs to the underwings of Spitfires being shipped to forward airfields. Flying at 12 000 feet chi

Stirling Bomber - 149 Squadron RAF, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England - June 1942

the-wolvesden: “ Shorts Stirling - 149 Squadron RAF, Mildenhall, Suffolk, England - June Image source.

American pilots of No.71 'Eagle' Squadron - Hawker Hurricanes at RAF Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire - 17/3/41 (IWM)

American pilots of No. 71 "Eagle" Squadron flying Hawker Hurricanes at RAF Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire (March

RAF Spitfire pilots from WWII. During World Wars I and II, black recruits could be found in all branches of the Armed Forces; from black Britons who lived in the UK to West Indians and Caribbeans who travelled to the UK to support the fight for freedom. Estimates vary, but approximately 16,000 men from the Caribbean volunteered to fight for Britain in World War I, and thousands more in World War II.In RAF in World War II, there over 17,500 male and female volunteers from the West Indies…

RAF Spitfire pilots from WWII. During World Wars I and II, black recruits could…

Malta, Luqa Airfield, June 1943: the Commander of No 23 Squadron, Royal Air Force, Wing Commander John B Selby, DSO, DFC, already on flight dress, and his observer looking at their de Havilland Mosquito II aircraft “P-Peter” while other members of the Squadron watch from atop the blast wall at the Dispersal Point. The four 20mm cannon are corked to prevent dirt damaging them. Victor Sierra

Malta, Luqa Airfield, June the Commander of No 23 Squadron, Royal Air…

RAF flight crew disembarking, after a mission against German shipping along the Dutch coast - 21st Squadron RAF, Watton, East Anglia, England - 18 August 1941

RAF flight crew disembarking, after a mission against German shipping along the Dutch coast - Squadron RAF, Watton, East Anglia, England - 18 August 1941

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.

Maureen Dunlop, WW2 Spitfire pilot... @Alex Leichtman Green

Silk stocking and Spitfires: The dark reality of the girls who flew dangerous wartime missions

Maureen Adele Chase Dunlop de Popp October 1920 – 29 May née Dunlop, was an Anglo-Argentine pilot who flew for the British Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) during World War II, and became notable as a pin-up on the cover of the Picture Post magazine.

Pro Patria Mori

The definition of deeeeeep shit. If the Spit pilot was Polish, he wouldn't be seeing a Heinkel 111 in his sights. He would be seeing 6 nazis that needed to die.

World War Two, December, 1944, Commanding officer of the Mosquito squadron RAF Coastal Command Max Aitken in front of one of the planes (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

World War II, December, Commanding officer of the Mosquito squadron RAF Coastal Command Max Aitken in front of one of the planes (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

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