De Havilland DH.98 Mosquito Color Photographs Part II

Beautiful machine.

Part I Photo’s HERE.

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A beautiful in-flight photograph of a Mosquito B Mk. IV. DK338 was later issued to No. 105 Squadron.

This is NT181, a Mosquito FB Mk. VI assigned to No. 620 Squadron at East Wretham.

NT181 again, from the front. The wear to the spinners and nacelle is interesting and would pose a challenge to the modeler.

Rockets proved especially effective against shipping. The armorers here wear leather jerkins, each man is attired slightly differently.

A Mosquito is “bombed up” with a little canine assistance. Compare the appearance of the bomb fins with that of the bomb bodies.

A South African Air Force FB Mk. VI of No. 60 Squadron photographed at Bari, Italy, September 1944. Note the spinners are different colors.

Another view of the same aircraft, serial number HP968.

One of the more attractive Mosquito schemes is the overall PRU Blue, as seen here worn by PR Mk. XVI…

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Bad Ass Files: Major Henry Elrod, USMC

MAJOR HENRY ELROD, THE BILLY BAD ASS THAT SANK A DESTROYER AND LED AN INFANTRY CHARGE

 

One of the Old Breed cut from a Generation we will most likely never see the likes of again.

Semper Fi.

In Memoriam: Capt. Dale “Snort Snodgrass

H/T WRSA

Q&A: CAPT. DALE “SNORT” SNODGRASS (USN, RET) – THE F-14 AND NAVAL AVIATION

 

Great article about a military naval aviation Pioneer who put the F-14 Tomcat on the map forever.

Read a touching tribute about his death on July 24th, 2021 HERE.

 

Pacific Profiles Book Review

WW2 Military History Reference Books.

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Pacific Profiles Volume One: Japanese Army Fighters New Guinea & the Solomons 1942-1944

By Michael Claringbould

Softcover, 104 pages, index, photographs, and 85 color profiles

Published by Avonmore Books, December 2020

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0648665917

ISBN-13: 978-0648665915

Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.2 x 9.8 inches

At the close of the Pacific War the Imperial Japanese Army and Navy were directed to destroy their records and photographs, including logbooks and snapshots kept by the individual service members. This order, coupled with the language barrier, has long frustrated historians and modelers researching the Japanese military. The result is few publications in English on the subject, and even many Japanese language sources lack the depth and detail seen in their foreign counterparts.

The author has stepped squarely into this void. An Australian who spent several years in New Guinea, Michael Claringbould had the opportunity to examine many of the aircraft wrecks there and recorded…

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The First War Won Primarily with Unmanned Systems

Ten Lessons from the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War By John Antal The Second Nagorno-Karabakh War was fought between Armenia and Azerbaijan from September 24 to November 10, 2020. 29 more words

The First War Won Primarily with Unmanned Systems — American Partisan