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by Moggy
Thu Jun 27, 2024 11:29 am
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: The Scrappy World War II Pilots Who Took Flight for a Perilous Mission
Replies: 0
Views: 927

The Scrappy World War II Pilots Who Took Flight for a Perilous Mission

In the riveting “Skies of Thunder,” Caroline Alexander considers what it took to get supplies to Allied ground troops in China. https://static01.nyt.com/images/2024/06/23/multimedia/14Alexander-Review-mvtc/14Alexander-Review-mvtc-superJumbo.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp https://www.nytimes.com/2024/0...
by Moggy
Thu Jun 27, 2024 11:26 am
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: Archaeologists work to find missing B17 pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

A Promise of ‘No Man Left Behind’ Leads to a Forest in England

A group led by archaeologists are searching for an American pilot who was killed when the B-17 he was flying crashed in eastern England in 1944. https://static01.nyt.com/images/2024/05/22/multimedia/22xp-missingpilot/22xp-missingpilot-superJumbo.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp https://www.nytimes.com/2...
by Moggy
Thu Jun 27, 2024 11:23 am
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: Bud Anderson, Last of World War II’s ‘Triple Ace’ Pilots, Dies at 102
Replies: 0
Views: 690

Bud Anderson, Last of World War II’s ‘Triple Ace’ Pilots, Dies at 102

He single-handedly shot down 16 enemy planes in dogfights over Europe. After the war, he became one of America’s top test pilots during the “Right Stuff” era. https://static01.nyt.com/images/2024/05/20/obituaries/00anderson-bud-toppix/00anderson-bud-toppix-superJumbo.jpg?quality=75&auto=webp htt...
by Moggy
Thu Jun 27, 2024 11:21 am
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: Air show to evoke spirit of wartime Bomber Command
Replies: 0
Views: 578

Air show to evoke spirit of wartime Bomber Command

The event, held at Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre, takes place from 10:00 to 18:00 BST on Saturday 3 August. The show, which helps to raise money for the on-going restoration of Avro Lancaster NX611, will feature an appearance from the plane and many more. Organisers have describe the event a...
by Moggy
Thu Jun 27, 2024 11:01 am
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: ‘Spitfires belong in the skies’: The engineers keeping the Second World War fighters flying
Replies: 0
Views: 570

‘Spitfires belong in the skies’: The engineers keeping the Second World War fighters flying

At ‘Battle of Britain Kwik Fit’ in south-east London restorers get the 80-year-old machines in the air https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/science/2024/06/09/TELEMMGLPICT000380610456_17179486376220_trans_NvBQzQNjv4BqXuvy510m4VCeEVDuNKTJKATB59a3d70MZ730YNsKkSU.jpeg?imwidth=1280 On a bright Wednes...
by Moggy
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:39 pm
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: Albert Howard, navigator who helped to attack German ships in the Mediterranean
Replies: 0
Views: 1470

Albert Howard, navigator who helped to attack German ships in the Mediterranean

Albert Howard, who has died aged 101, was a navigator flying in Beaufighter strike aircraft in the Eastern Mediterranean and then during the Burma campaign. He was awarded the DFC following his service in Burma for ‘action above and beyond the call of duty’ https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/ob...
by Moggy
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:36 pm
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: Memorial service for Typhoon pilot killed in WW2 mission
Replies: 0
Views: 1429

Memorial service for Typhoon pilot killed in WW2 mission

A memorial service has been held to mark 80 years since the death of a Canadian airman shot down over Guernsey. Pilot Lt John Saville was hit during a mission to take out a German radar in occupied Guernsey ahead of D-Day on 6 June 1944. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/5030/live/4be30190...
by Moggy
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:35 pm
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: Halifax bomber memorial would mark fatal crash
Replies: 0
Views: 1327

Halifax bomber memorial would mark fatal crash

Proposals have been submitted for a Halifax bomber memorial in North Lincolnshire. Planning permission is being sought to put up a small sculpture of the World War Two plane in Kirton in Lindsey. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/2f15/live/5e760630-271e-11ef-8388-83df7a0f0e4a.jpg.webp http...
by Moggy
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:33 pm
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: Archaeologists work to find missing B17 pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 1314

Archaeologists work to find missing B17 pilot

Archaeologists searching for a missing World War Two bomber pilot are now at work on a "special site" hidden in woodland close to where his aircraft crashed. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/43c7/live/e3604a30-16a8-11ef-a50f-8dde4e8806c8.jpg.webp https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/artic...
by Moggy
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:30 pm
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: Spitfire crash victim named as pilot Mark Long
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Re: Spitfire crash victim named as pilot Mark Long

Why the Spitfire won’t be permanently grounded, despite last week’s tragic crash With numerous air shows to be held over the summer months, questions have been raised over the safety of the aircraft https://www.telegraph.co.uk/content/dam/news/2024/05/31/TELEMMGLPICT000380050052_17171829658860_trans...
by Moggy
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:29 pm
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: Spitfire crash victim named as pilot Mark Long
Replies: 1
Views: 1279

Spitfire crash victim named as pilot Mark Long

A pilot who died after a Spitfire crashed in a field in Lincolnshire has been named by the RAF as Sqn Ldr Mark Long.

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by Moggy
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:27 pm
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: School plans to build Spitfire heritage centre
Replies: 0
Views: 1276

School plans to build Spitfire heritage centre

A Worcestershire school, built on a former RAF airfield, has developed plans to create a Spitfire heritage centre to commemorate the World War Two fighter plane. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/b86f/live/4f834b20-24c0-11ef-b308-3f4f4b799c19.jpg.webp https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cx...
by Moggy
Sun Jun 16, 2024 3:25 pm
Forum: Pukka Gen
Topic: How some metal tape disrupted WW2 German radar
Replies: 0
Views: 1251

How some metal tape disrupted WW2 German radar

Some metal tape in a tattered cigar box at an aircraft museum represents some of the work used to fool the Nazis in the lead-up to D-Day on 6 June 1944. https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/193f/live/a01db6c0-235c-11ef-9172-ad9a68451ccf.jpg.webp https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/ckvv3zek21po
by Moggy
Sun May 26, 2024 1:13 pm
Forum: The Erk's Mess
Topic: Error loading Mediterranean2021 theater
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re: Error loading Mediterranean2021 theater

Hello Andres, VirtualBox is a great application. I use it to run Windows XP on my windows 10 machine, and I can run all the old stuff. Meanwhile --- I am still working on a reassembly of the Desert Air War and Malta full campaigns for 1.6 and it is going very well. Should have something for you to t...
by Moggy
Sat May 11, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: The Erk's Mess
Topic: Error loading Mediterranean2021 theater
Replies: 15
Views: 4269

Re: Error loading Mediterranean2021 theater

Getting there: http://mogggy.org/pictures/DAW1.jpg http://mogggy.org/pictures/DAW22.jpg http://mogggy.org/pictures/DAW3.jpg http://mogggy.org/pictures/DAW4.jpg http://mogggy.org/pictures/DAW5.jpg http://mogggy.org/pictures/DAW6.jpg http://mogggy.org/pictures/DAW7.jpg http://mogggy.org/pictures/DAW8....