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Me-109 E3, France, 1940.

If you look at Aviation history then you will see that the 109 was one of the best planes of all time.

On 15 August 1940, P/O John L "Polly" Flinders of No 32 Squadron RAF shot down Ltn Horst Marx of ErproGr210 as the latter made off south, flying into the path of the 23-year-old pilot at Caterham. Me 109E-4/B Yellow 3 was destroyed by a 2 second burst diving into the ground at Frant with the pilot opening his parachute at 6,000ft south of Sevenoaks. Though unaware to RAF intelligence at the time, the aircraft was the first Luftwaffe single seat fighter bomber to fall on British soil.

On 15 August 1940, P/O John L "Polly" Flinders of No 32 Squadron RAF shot down Ltn Horst Marx of ErproGr210 as the latter made off south, flying into the path of the 23-year-old pilot at Caterham. Me 109E-4/B Yellow 3 was destroyed by a 2 second burst diving into the ground at Frant with the pilot opening his parachute at 6,000ft south of Sevenoaks. Though unaware to RAF intelligence at the time, the aircraft was the first Luftwaffe single seat fighter bomber to fall on British soil.

P/O William L "Willie" McKnight of No 242 Squadron RAF poses for the camera at RAF Coltishall in September 1940. Between May and November, the 21-year-old pilot claimed 16 and 2 shared destroyed and 3 probables in combats over France and Britain, becoming the first Canadian ace. He had a half skeleton and sickle painted on both sides of the fuselage of Hurricane Mk I LE-A.

P/O William L "Willie" McKnight of No 242 Squadron RAF poses for the camera at RAF Coltishall in September 1940. Between May and November, the 21-year-old pilot claimed 16 and 2 shared destroyed and 3 probables in combats over France and Britain, becoming the first Canadian ace. He had a half skeleton and sickle painted on both sides of the fuselage of Hurricane Mk I LE-A.

The Luftwaffe, after Goering's boast convinced Hitler, began supplying the beleaguered Sixth Army by air from November 23, 1942. But heavy losses of aircraft made it impossible to maintain the 300 tons supply every day.

The Battle of STALINGRAD. The Luftwaffe, after Goering's boast convinced Hitler, began supplying the beleaguered Sixth Army by air from November But heavy losses of aircraft made it impossible to maintain the 300 tons supply every day.

Squadron Leader Douglas Bader DSO (front centre) with some of the Canadian pilots of his Squadron, 242 (Canadian) Squadron, grouped around his Hurricane fighter aircraft at Duxford, Cambridgeshire - Battle of Britain - 1940

Operation Barbarossa in rare pictures, 1941

The machine-gunners defending the Red Army during the German invasion of the Soviet Union in (LOC) # .

TOUCH cette image: Émile Francois Marie Léonce Fayolle by Francois Vebr

TOUCH cette image: Émile Francois Marie Léonce Fayolle by Francois Vebr

John Fraser Drummond DFC (19 October 1918 - 10 October 1940) was an RAF fighter pilot, who flew in the Battle of Britain.  Had 8.5 aerial victories before his death he collided with Pilot Officer Bill Williams. Drummond baled out but was too low for his parachute to open effectively before hitting the ground.

John Fraser Drummond DFC October 1918 - 10 October was an RAF fighter…

Unseen large pictures from the Battle of Stalingrad.

Russians fire mortar shells at German positions. The fighting happened at close quarters in Stalingrad

Two Duxford-based Battle of Britain pilots. Squadron Leader Douglas Bader, commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Major Alexander ‘Sasha’ Hess, CO of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire. October 1940.

RAF pilots-Squadron Leader Douglas Bader - commanding No. 242 (Canadian) Squadron, with Major Alexander ‘Sasha’ Hess - CO of No. 310 (Czechoslovak) Squadron, outside the Officers Mess building, Duxford, Cambridgeshire.

German soldiers surrendering near Moscow 1942

German soldiers surrendering to Russian soldiers at the Battle of Moscow

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