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Mosquito - with two Merlin engines this precision fighter bomber was the next step from the Spitfire

de Havilland Mosquito, quite possibly the most versatile war-bird ever flown. One of the few wooden-constructed aircraft of WWII

A German sentry overlooking the Pechersk Lavra Monastery and Dnieper River in Kiev, Ukraine, Sep 1941. #war #history #vintage #retro #guns #gun #ww2 #40s #tank #tanks #1940s #military

With a burning bridge across the Dnieper river in the background, a German sentry keeps watch in the recently-captured city of Kiev, in

Louis Zamperini...legendary Hero. Unbroken, movie of his life, comes out December 2014. Read the book first. <3

American hero Louis Zamperini has died at the age of Zamperini's life story was chronicled in the best-seller "Unbroken" and a film based on the book (produced and directed by Angelina Jolie) is set to be released in December.

A Little of Everything.

The Avro Lancaster was the best and the most famous four-engine bomber British World War II. Born in 1941 as the twin-engine bomber estate failed Avro Manchester.

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1/MiG-3; Piston Fighter (1941)

Mikoyan-Gurevich was a Soviet interceptor and fighter aircraft used during World War II. It had been designed for high-altitude combat but combat over the Eastern Front was generally at lower altitudes where it was inferior to other Soviet fighters.

Krystyna Skarbek:British intelligence,Operations Exec(SOE) Born in Poland.Recieved many decorations for her work in Nazi occupied Poland & France.Stabbed to death 6/1952 by Dennis Muldowney whose advances she rejected.He was hung.

11 Women Warriors of World War II

Krystyna Skarbek, GM, OBE, Croix de guerre was a Polish Special Operations Executive agent. She became celebrated especially for her daring exploits in intelligence and irregular-warfare missions in Nazi-occupied Poland and France.

Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" of the 5th bomb wing, 15th Air Force, World War II. Watch them at: http://www.militarycinema.com/5th-bomb-wing/

Boeing "Flying Fortress" of the bomb wing, Air Force, World War II

The death on this day 5th August, 1962 of Douglas Bader. .Bader lost both his legs while attempting some aerobatics, he crashed and lost both his legs, he was retired against his will on medical grounds. But after the outbreak of WW2 he returned to the RAF and was accepted as a pilot. The film Reach for the Sky was made about his life.

The death on this day August, 1962 of Douglas Bader.Bader lost both his…

YIPPEE - the 5,000th P-38 built

So the war was going better by it seems. They weren’t painting that on the Luftwaffe wings.

Ilyushin IL-2; Sturmovik Strike/Close-Support Aircraft (1941)

Ilyushin IL-2; Sturmovik Strike/Close-Support Aircraft (1941)

RARE, VERY RARE! A great shot of the He111-Z twins They flew in this way, something quite bizarre

Looks photoshopped - RARE, VERY RARE! A great shot of the twins They flew in this way, something quite bizarre

This Japanese WWII Soldier Refused to Surrender for 30 Years

This Japanese WWII Soldier Refused to Surrender for 30 Years

WWII December 1941 A navy photographer snapped this photograph of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, just as the USS Shaw exploded.

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C: Pilot Lt. Ture Mattila of 30 in his Fokker D-XXI at Hyvinkää airfield, Finland.

Bf.110C-4.№:G9+BC (W.Nr.3475) Deelen (Pays-Bas), May 1941.

Bf.110C-4.№:G9+BC (W.Nr.3475) Deelen (Pays-Bas), May 1941.