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Name: Bertrand Brown
Date registered: April 23, 2011

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  1. “Hurricane” movie to tell 303 Squadron story — February 12, 2018
  2. Margot Duhalde, Free French pilot, has died — February 6, 2018
  3. “That’s All, Brother” flies again — February 2, 2018
  4. Discover the new website Greeks in Foreign Cockpits — January 15, 2018
  5. Jerome “Jerry” Yellin † — December 28, 2017

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  1. Mid-air collision at Duxford — 29 comments
  2. Burmese Spitfires: are they really there? — 19 comments
  3. A Potez 63-11 will soon fly in Texas — 14 comments
  4. Burmese Spitfire excavation to start soon — 14 comments
  5. Anna Walker belly-lands Seafire in France — 13 comments

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Feb 12 2018

“Hurricane” movie to tell 303 Squadron story

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has published the teaser for its upcoming movie “Hurricane”, which will tell the story of No 303 (Polish) Squadron of the RAF, whose Polish pilots performed remarkably during the Battle of Britain. The story is set to be seen through the eyes of Polish ace Jan Zumbach. The release date for the …

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Feb 06 2018

Margot Duhalde, Free French pilot, has died

Margot Duhalde, the only woman to join the Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres (FAFL, Free French Air Force), passed away on 5 February 2018 in Santiago de Chili. Born in 1920, she was of French origin and became a pilot in 1938. Following de Gaulle’s call, she joined the FAFL in March 1941 but was not …

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Feb 02 2018

“That’s All, Brother” flies again

The Douglas C-47A Skytrain “That’s All, Brother”, the aircraft that led the aerial invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, has flown again. The aircraft, whose unique history had somewhat been forgotten, hadn’t flown in nearly a decade and was scheduled to be converted to a turboprop by Basler Turbo Conversions in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Commemorative …

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Jan 15 2018

Discover the new website Greeks in Foreign Cockpits

We are pleased to announce that the website of our friend and colleague Dimitris Vassilopoulos is now online: http://www.greeks-in-foreign-cockpits.com/ Dimitris has already written two remarkably complete volumes on the pilots and crews of Greek parentage or origin who served in foreign air forces during World War II, notably with the USAAF and RAF. Unfortunately, the …

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Dec 28 2017

Jerome “Jerry” Yellin †

Jerome “Jerry” Yellin, who flew the last American combat mission of World War II, passed away on December 21. On 15 August 1945, Yellin and his wingman Philip Schlamberg of the 78th Fighter Squadron took off from Iwo Jima to strafe Japanese airfields near Nagoya. Japan was imminently expected to surrender and the pair was to …

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Nov 29 2017

New warbird shirt available: A6M Zero

Many of you had requested it, and your wish has been granted: the Mitsubishi A6M Zero shirt is now available from the Warbird Shirt shop! 🙂

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Nov 25 2017

Donnet-Lévêque C replica flies in France

After 20 years of work, the replica of the Donnet-Lévêque Type C flying boat built by Les Retro Planes d’Argenteuil has taken to the skies. The 2-minute first flight was made on 16 November 2017 at la Ferté-Alais with Edmond Salis at the controls. The flight showed that adjustments are needed on the 80 hp …

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Nov 25 2017

World’s last surviving twin-seat Buchón flies again

The last surviving HA-1112-M4L Buchón (G-AWHC), a twin-seater variant of the Buchón, flew again yesterday at Sywell Aerodrome in the UK. Richard Grace was at the controls and made two flights.The aircraft was part of Connie Edwards’ collection, which was sold in 2014. More information and videos on the Sywell Aerodrome Facebook page.    

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Nov 14 2017

Thomas J. Hudner †

Thomas J. Hudner Jr., the only US Naval aviator to be awarded the Medal of Honor during the Korean War, died age 93 at his home in Concord, Massachusetts, on 13 November 2017. Born on 31 August 1924, Thomas Hudner was flying F4U Corsairs with VF-32 when the Korean War broke out. On 4 December 1950, …

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Nov 12 2017

C-97 Stratofreighter “Angel of Deliverance” flies again

The Boeing C-97G “Angel of Deliverance” of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation made a successful first flight on November 7 from Floyd Bennett Field  to Robert J. Miller Airpark in Berkeley Township, NJ. From there, the aircraft was refueled and flew to Reading Regional Airport. “Angel of Deliverance” is currently the only airworthy C-97 Stratofreighter, a …

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Oct 25 2017

Fieseler Storch flies again in Norway

  From Aerodynamic Media: Warbirds of Norway’s Fieseler Fi 156 Storch Wk.Nr. 1816, built by Morane-Saulnier in Puteaux, France, flew again earlier this month in Kjeller. After serving with the French air force, the aircraft joined the civilian registry as F-BJQB until 1970, when it was exported to the US. It has been restored to be …

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Oct 19 2017

First flight for Caudron G.III replica in Czech Republic

The Caudron G.III replica built for the Metodej Vlach Aircraft Museum in the Czech Republic has been finished and made its maiden flight on 23 September 2017. (h/t to Petr H.)

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Oct 19 2017

First post-restoration flight for P-51C Mustang “Lope’s Hope 3rd”

The P-51C-10-NT Mustang “Lope’s Hope 3rd” made its first post-restoration flight on October 17 after being restored by AirCorps Aviation. The flight was made with pilot Warren Pietsch at the controls. The aircraft, serial number 43-24907, was used for training during World War II and did not see combat. It carries the colours of s/n 42-103585 …

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Sep 29 2017

Breitling to end its support to the Super Constellation Flyers Association

There is an end to even the best things. The 14-year-old partnership between the Super Constellation Flyers Association which flies the C-121C Super Constellation HB-RSC and the Swiss watchmaker Breitling is reportedly coming to an end. Breitling, whose name is strongly associated to aviation, has been a generous donator to many classic aviation projects for years. …

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Sep 28 2017

New Warbird Shirt: P-51B Mustang “Berlin Express”

New Warbird Shirt available: the North American P-51B Mustang “Berlin Express”.  

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