Category Archives: WWII

Wills’s Aviation Card #58 – New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911.

History Behind The Card:  New “Voisin” Biplane, 1911. Card #58 of 75, W.D.& H.O Wills, Aviation series 1911, Capstan Navy Cut issue Gabriel Voisin, February 5, 1880 in Belleville-sur-Saône, France – December 25, 1973 in Ozenay, France; Charles Voisin, July … Continue reading

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Tuskegee Airmen Tribute Debuts in Canada at Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

The Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Red Tail Squadron, America’s tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen, is bringing their RISE ABOVE Travelling Exhibit for its first debut north of the border August 24-28, 2016 at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Squadron’s unique … Continue reading

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Ann Frank Display At Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

This is an event of historic significance and one that should not be missed. From March 12, 2016 to August 28, 2016, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum presents Anne Frank – A History For Today, with artifacts never before displayed … Continue reading

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Another Great Japanese Aviation Postcard Mystery

Last week, my friend Vinnie sent me a cool book and a couple of old postcards he picked up at an antique book fair down in the U.S. To hear him talk about such matters, it appears as though there … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields

        In Flanders Fields In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We … Continue reading

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Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Commemorates Remembrance Day

If you are in the area – and even if you are not – go and visit the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on Remembrance Day, November 11, 2014. For those of you who are unaware, November … Continue reading

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Spitfires Buried in Birmingham?

First off – who the hell keeps burying Spitfires or launching wooden Avro Arrow aircraft into lakes? While the recent news about Canadian Avro Arrow models (testers) has long been suspected (or known by the fans – me, included), news … Continue reading

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54 Spitfires Found Buried In Burma

Check out news of a reported 54 Spitfire aircraft buried in the jungles of Burma in the last days of WWII. While the planes have not been dug up yet, an expedition is in place to examine if the planes … Continue reading

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