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B-17 kills B-17 OMG!

B-17 kills B-17 OMG!

The American A-20 Havoc "Tobias the Terrible" from the 89th Attack Squad, 3rd Bombardment Group of the 5th Army Air Force attacks the "Taiei Maru", a Japanese transport. During the run-up, The Tobias was hit by flak which damaged the engine and hydraulics, causing pilot John Salokya to come close to losing control of the plane. However, he continued the attack. One of the Tobias' last bombs clipped the wing sending her into the sea a few miles away. The crew survived and were rescued.

The American A-20 Havoc "Tobias the Terrible" from the 89th Attack Squad, 3rd Bombardment Group of the 5th Army Air Force attacks the "Taiei Maru", a Japanese transport. During the run-up, The Tobias was hit by flak which damaged the engine and hydraulics, causing pilot John Salokya to come close to losing control of the plane. However, he continued the attack. One of the Tobias' last bombs clipped the wing sending her into the sea a few miles away. The crew survived and were rescued.

Damage to the deck of HMS CHESTER sustained during the battle of Jutland. Several sailors can be seen on deck including one bending down to inspect the hole. Boy (1st Class) Jack Travers Cornwell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for remaining at the forward gun on board the cruiser. The ship was badly shelled by four German cruisers and Cornwell's position was hit four times, killing all the crew apart from Cornwell. The badly wounded boy sailor was taken back to Grimsby where he…

Damage to the deck of HMS CHESTER sustained during the battle of Jutland. Several sailors can be seen on deck including one bending down to inspect the hole. Boy (1st Class) Jack Travers Cornwell was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for remaining at the forward gun on board the cruiser. The ship was badly shelled by four German cruisers and Cornwell's position was hit four times, killing all the crew apart from Cornwell. The badly wounded boy sailor was taken back to Grimsby where he…

Building the Russian SU-152 in the USSR 1940s

Building the Russian SU-152 in the USSR 1940s

June 19, 1945: B-24 Liberators of the U. S. Army Air Forces’ 404th Bombardment Squadron make the longest bombing mission flown in the North Pacific Area during World War II, flying a 2,700-mile (4,348-km) round trip from Shemya to attack the Japanese base at Kruppu in the Kurile Islands. The B-24s are in the air for 15½ hours.

June 19, 1945: B-24 Liberators of the U. S. Army Air Forces’ 404th Bombardment Squadron make the longest bombing mission flown in the North Pacific Area during World War II, flying a 2,700-mile (4,348-km) round trip from Shemya to attack the Japanese base at Kruppu in the Kurile Islands. The B-24s are in the air for 15½ hours.

D Day

D Day

Thank God for Tailhooks. Navy F-9F Cougar.

Thank God for Tailhooks. Navy F-9F Cougar.

Hampden, by Anthony Cowland

Hampden, by Anthony Cowland

An amazing photo--World War II.

An amazing photo--World War II.