Japanese Kawanishi H8K seaplane
Snow on deck on USS Philippine Sea
Rufe's at Bougainville
The A6M2-N float plane version of the Zero
Deck crew climbing up to get the pilot out. He did.
Heinkel He 115
loading a torpedo
"Spitfire 'tipping-off' a V1. At first V1s were shot down by gunfire.
Optimum range was inside 200 yds, which was
marginal for survival.
Many planes were damaged and quite a few pilots killed. Basically at
such high speed and
low altitude a plane had to fly though the explosion
and hope. With the high risk of being blown up some of the
started tipping the V1's wing, because of damage to wing tips they later
developed a tactic of
disrupting the airflow by placing their wing
very close to the V1's wing, causing it to topple. Not every pilot did
this. At night this was not possible, the flame from the V1 blinded
the pilot to everything else, though some
Mossie pilots flew past
closely in front of the V1, again causing it to topple. The thought
of doing this at
450 mph, 4,000 feet above the ground, at night and
being blinded gives me the willies." - Anon
Italian 303 Bombers over N. Africa
Airplanes Lost During the Pearl Harbor Attack - December 7, 1941
"A date that will live in infamy."