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1944- Fire fighters save plane and pilot after F6F "Hellcat" burst into flames aboard the carrier U.S.S. COWPENS.

1944- Fire fighters save plane and pilot after F6F "Hellcat" burst into flames aboard the carrier U.S.S. COWPENS.

While the Fw 190 was slow to arrive to southern units on the Ostfront, the dire nature of the battle in the Kuban saw the aircraft deployed to the theater. With its wider track undercarriage, it proved to be better suited to rough airfields than the Bf 109. The powerful BMW 801 engine powering the aircraft allowed for heavy payloads to be carried, with the Fw 190 pressed into service as a fighter-bomber on occasion. While it made its mark in the Kuban, however, the more elite pilots of JG…

While the Fw 190 was slow to arrive to southern units on the Ostfront, the dire nature of the battle in the Kuban saw the aircraft deployed to the theater. With its wider track undercarriage, it proved to be better suited to rough airfields than the Bf 109. The powerful BMW 801 engine powering the aircraft allowed for heavy payloads to be carried, with the Fw 190 pressed into service as a fighter-bomber on occasion. While it made its mark in the Kuban, however, the more elite pilots of JG…

HMCS Swansea in rough seas, during the Battle of the Atlantic, January 1944. (National Archives of Canada PA 116839)

HMCS Swansea in rough seas, during the Battle of the Atlantic, January 1944. (National Archives of Canada PA 116839)

VMF-214 on Turtle Bay fighter strip, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. VMF-214 poses for a group picture before leaving for Munda. Colonel Gregory Boyington's Black Sheep Squadron.

VMF-214 on Turtle Bay fighter strip, Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides. VMF-214 poses for a group picture before leaving for Munda. Colonel Gregory Boyington's Black Sheep Squadron.

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