In the early hours 6 June 1944, nearly 160,000 Allied soldiers landed on the beaches of Normandy to commence the liberation of France. Overhead, tens of thousands of airmen patrolled, defended and attacked. Almost 196,000 Allied sailors with over 5000 ships supported the attack. The Normandy beaches were divided into […]
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The 18th century former RAF mansion goes on sale as four luxury apartments A MANSION that served as the RAF’s headquarters during the Battle of Britain has been converted into luxury family homes that pay homage to its illustrious past. Bentley Priory Mansion House in Stanmore, north west London, overlooks […]
Global Logistics company Claridon Group Ltd have stepped in to save David Cundall’s project to locate buried Spitfires in Burma. After 16 years of dedicating his life to the project as well as his life savings, David is heading back to Burma to resume excavating and finding the Spitfires. Due […]
Some folks just have the dream job. Fancy getting out of bed knowing you are off to restore a warbird and to preserve our history. That’s exactly what the team at Hawker Restorations Ltd do! The Hurricane was an extension of the famous in-between wars, Hawker Bi-Planes and entailed complex […]
1 – Many pilots of the early Spitfires were unfamiliar with the plane’s innovative retractable undercarriage. As a result, many early accidents were due to the pilots forgetting to lower their wheels when landing 2 – The Spitfire was the only plane to be continuously under construction throughout […]
Broken Wings appoints War History Online as Official Media Partners Melbourne, Australia – October 9, 2013 – Broken Wings, the documentary film currently in production to find buried Spitfire aircraft in Queensland, Australia are delighted to announce that leading military website War History Online has been appointed Official Media Partner. […]
The final stage of the search for hidden RAAF World War II Spitfires has been launched in Melbourne, Australia today. Filmmakers and aircraft enthusiasts James Carter and Karl von Moller have been researching the history of the missing planes and are now ready to start the physical search in order […]
BBC A Battle of Britain pilot has performed a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a new visitor centre honouring the RAF pilots who saw off the Luftwaffe. Wing Cdr Bob Foster, 93, used a digger to start construction work on the centre, which is being built at the National […]
Intrepid spitfire hunter David Cundall plans to restart his dig at Rangoon’s Mingaladon Airport in January next year, saying he has new evidence that shows the exact location of perhaps 36 or 37 fighter aircraft which were buried at the site toward the end of World War II. Speaking to […]
This was a fantastic sight and sound, as sixteen Spitfires flew in formation, to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, after the flypast the Spitfires broke off and the sky was filled with warbirds tail chasing.