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Discussion and photos relating to WWII aviation.

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16

US Marines file past the wreckage of an Aichi D3A "Val" dive bomber on Agat beach in Guam in July 1944

1 Comment
2024/06/28
04:50 UTC

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Junkers Ju 88 A-4 of KG 54 (kampfgeschwader 54), with presumably. yellow escutcheon and 3-colored spinner rings, an aircraft from the staff of III./KG 54, registration B3+QD (the letter 'Q' as the individual identification letter of an aircraft in the squadron was rarely used).

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2024/06/28
04:05 UTC

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Wing Commander A G Page, commander of 125 Wing, about to take off in his Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXE 'AGP' from Longues, Normandy. A 500-lb GP bomb is carried under the fuselage and two 250-lb GP bombs on wing racks.

1 Comment
2024/06/28
00:20 UTC

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Size comparison of a German Fw-190 and an American P-47 Thunderbolt.

26 Comments
2024/06/28
00:14 UTC

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(Original IWM caption: Close-up of a Vickers Wellington DWI Mark II of No. 1 General Reconnaissance Unit at Ismaliya, Egypt, , showing the 48-foot diameter electromagnetic ring, for exploding magnetic mines, suspended from the wings and fuselage of the aircraft.

8 Comments
2024/06/28
00:10 UTC

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Russian DB-3TP float torpedo bomber.

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2024/06/28
00:06 UTC

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P-61A 42-5505 of the 419th Night Fighter Squadron on Guadalcanal is refueled for another mission June 1944. I'm surprised that there would be they had them on Guadalcanal at that stage of the war.

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2024/06/27
23:54 UTC

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P-40B of the 33rd PS, 8th PG aboard USS Wasp

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2024/06/27
23:52 UTC

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FM-1 Wildcat flown by Lt (jg) Knudson of VC-41 USS Corregidor CVE-58 over Makin Atoll, 20 November 1943

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2024/06/27
23:50 UTC

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Douglas B-18B 37-530 with Magnetic Anomaly Detection tail antenna on patrol July 1942

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2024/06/27
23:49 UTC

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P-47 Thunderbolt of the 373rd Fighter Group in flight.

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2024/06/27
23:41 UTC

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(Original caption). Bomber crews of the U.S. Army 9th Air Force are being given a chalk talk by Major Frank W. Delong, squadron commander, before they take off on a mission over Axis territory.

1 Comment
2024/06/27
21:44 UTC

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A view of the open dorsal defensive position of an He 111P bomber, showing to advantage the hand-held drum-fed MG 15 machine gun with the standard Luftwaffe ring and bead sight. This position was used to protect the bomber from the rear, above and from the sides.

1 Comment
2024/06/27
21:22 UTC

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With her big flaps dropped to the maximum to cut down her airspeed, this Heinkel bomber throttles back her big engines as she approaches the grassy runway after a mission over Great Britain during the early autumn of 1940, the height of the bitterly contested air war over England.

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2024/06/27
21:15 UTC

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Wake Island Raid, October 5-6, 1943. The SOC that directed the firing in the bombing of Wake Island, October 5, 1943, is shown on the catapult of USS Minneapolis (CA-36). Photographed by CPU-7. U.S. Navy photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.

1 Comment
2024/06/27
21:01 UTC

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Ju.86 of the Royal Hungarian Air Force, 1942

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2024/06/27
20:39 UTC

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B-17G 42-97095 Ltn. Hans Schrangl of I./JG 11 flying his Focke-Wulf Fw 190 A-7 on May 24th 1944

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2024/06/27
19:38 UTC

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My father flight training in early 1944 with a T-6 Texan. He would be in the ETO and assigned to the 354th Pioneer Mustang Fighter Group by Oct. 1944. From WHJ personal collection.

3 Comments
2024/06/27
19:17 UTC

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ELI5: The difference between the fighters of the European theater vs the fighters of the Pacific theater?

Seems as though the European theater fighters were the 'hot rods' (Mustangs) and the Pacific theater fighters were 'workhorses' (Wildcats).

Edit: Change Avenger to Wildcat,

Great answers here. Thanks

40 Comments
2024/06/27
15:17 UTC

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"Black Cat" PBYs prepared for a night interdiction mission over the Pacific

17 Comments
2024/06/27
15:06 UTC

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Would This be Interesting?

So I’m a small streamer and I was wondering if anyone would ever find it interesting if I flew custom matches and test flights in war thunder as I’m not good enough to play online and be entertaining. I was wondering if just the gameplay would be interesting as I’m not implementing mic audio just yet, but did have the thought of using my voice while doing custom test flights against 5 or so different planes daily and have small lessons about them. Just didn’t know if any of that would sound interesting, please let me know below.

2 Comments
2024/06/27
11:25 UTC

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Sergenat W Page of Coulsdon, Surrey, and Leading Aircraftman G Skelsey of London fit a long-range fuel tank to a Hawker Typhoon Mark IB of No. 137 Squadron RAF at B78 Eindhoven,

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2024/06/27
10:06 UTC

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The U.S. Navy Assistant Secretary of the Navy John L. Sullivan (at left) on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La (CV-38) in the Western Pacific, during his swearing-in ceremonies, 2 July 1945.

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2024/06/27
09:54 UTC

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Reciprocal aid. Wearing British flying kits, Lieutenant E.D. Schofield of Belleville, Ohio and Lieutenant R.F. Sargent, of Youngstown, Ohio, prepare to pilot a British Spitfire. Under the Reciprocal Aid Program, Britain is furnishing American air forces important equipment and supplies

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2024/06/27
09:46 UTC

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Preserved Avro Lancaster & Boeing B-29 flying together, for good or bad these two aircraft never served together over the European skies in WW2.

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2024/06/27
09:27 UTC

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AWM caption : LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND. 1943-08-31. THE EMBLEM OF "A" FOR APPLE, A LANCASTER AIRCRAFT OF NO. 467 SQUADRON RAAF OF BOMBER COMMAND, BASED AT RAF STATION WADDINGTON, AND CAPTAINED BY PILOT OFFICER D. J. SULLIVAN, GERALDTON, WA.

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2024/06/27
09:15 UTC

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B-17 42-5439 tail blown off by a rocket from a German fighter 18 March 1944.

6 Comments
2024/06/27
07:37 UTC

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