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Shuttleworth Collection Military Pageant 2019 - Hurricane Gathering

First attempted back in 2016, the Shuttleworth Collection announced ambitious plans to hold a Hawker Hurricane gathering at Old Warden in the summer of 2019. In the past few years, notably since 2017, the previously underrepresented fighter has seen  great resurgence. 1,357 more words


Headcorn Battle of Britain Airshow 2019

Now an annual event with a growing reputation, the Headcorn Battle of Britain airshow returned on the 6th/7th July in 2019. Growing from the first evening event in 2015, the show has now established itself in this late June/early July slot and boasts and impressive collection of warbirds the likes of which rarely appear away from Duxford. 662 more words

Airshow Reviews

Repost: Knocking Out the 403rd

During the war, there were times when a squadron wound up out of commission for one reason or another. This story, first published in February 2014… 394 more words


Surviving in a Japanese POW Camp

Early on June 26, 1943, 13 planes from the 65th and 403rd Squadrons were sent on a night mission to bomb Vunakanau. Aircrews saw several explosions and fires as a result of their strike and considered their mission successful. 888 more words


B-17 "Aluminum Overcast"

This is another post that has been in que for a long time !!! (2014)

I live “near” the Aurora Municipal Airport”.

The airport sometimes has fly ins with classic military airplanes.  245 more words

Things That Are Just Cool

And with us still

Mitch Peeke has kindly sent the following report from the unveiling of the memorial he organised, for the crew of USAAF B-17 Serial 44-6133, lost in collision overhead Allhallows, Kent on June 19th, 1944. 2,321 more words


Down in one pieces

This article first appeared in one of the few way-back-when iPad issues of airscape. (Which was a real joy, by the way, and which I’d start again tomorrow if your aviation business was prepared to sponsor it…) 1,375 more words

WW2 Aviation