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Name: Bertrand Brown
Date registered: April 23, 2011

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  1. Squadron Leader Geoffrey Wellum DFC † — July 22, 2018
  2. C-47 “Blue Bonnet Belle” destroyed in accident — July 22, 2018
  3. Fatal de Havilland Venom crash in Wisconsin — July 21, 2018
  4. Discover the official trailer for “Hurricane” — July 20, 2018
  5. Ford unveils Mustang GT Eagle Squadron — July 14, 2018

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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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Apr 08 2018

Two killed in Yak-18 crash in France

A Yakovlev Yak-18 crashed today in Lens in northern France, killing the pilot and his passenger. The association Renaissance du Caudron Simoun indicated on its Facebook page that François Minard, one of its founders, was one of the two victims. Our thoughts and prayers go to the family and friends of the two victims of this …

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Apr 01 2018

The Junkers F.13 certified again after 99 years

“Ninety-nine years after the first flight of the Junkers F13, Rimowa, the German luggage manufacturer responsible for ressurecting the type, has announced that its replica was certified by Swii aviation authorities on 28 March 2018.A small production run is being considered.” (Source: Aerobuzz) The first replica aircraft made its maiden flight on 15 September 2016. …

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Mar 31 2018

Fagen Fighters acquires F6F Hellcat

The Fagen Fighters WWII Museum has reported the acquisition of Grumman F6F Hellcat BuNo 78645. The aircraft was previously with the Yanks Air Museum in California. It will undergo an extensive IRAN (Inspect and Repair As Necessary) and should fly again by the summer of 2019. Source: Aerodynamic Media

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Mar 31 2018

Yak-3 damaged in ground collision at Warbirds over Wanaka airshow

Not a great start to #WarbirdsoverWanaka Glad the pilot was okay! pic.twitter.com/p4mAvJVj9M — Matt Warner (@mattwarnernz) March 30, 2018 A Yak-3 was seriously damaged when it crashed into a vehicle that was on the grass runway during the Warbirds over Wanaka International Airshow. Fortunately, pilot Arthur Dovey was “shaken but not injured”. Half of the …

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Mar 08 2018

USS Lexington and several aircraft discovered by Paul Allen

The wreckage of the aircraft carrier USS Lexington was located by the research vessel RV Petrel on 4 March 2018 during an expedition led by Paul Allen. The “Lady Lex” was America’s second aircraft carrier, and the first one lost in combat. She was badly damaged by Japanese attacks on 8 May 1942 and scuttled …

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Feb 27 2018

Spitfire XVI headed to Belgium

Spitfire Mk XVI SL721, previously operated by Vintage Wings of Canada, has been sold to a Belgian owner and should be arriving soon in Belgium. This is the first time an airworthy Spitfire has been based in the country since the 1960s, according to the Belgian Aviation Preservation Association.      

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Feb 27 2018

Hawker Sea Fury WG655 flies again

The Fighter Collection’s Hawker Sea Fury T.20 WG655 flew again on February 22 after a period of re-engineering, and performed 3 test flights. The twin-seater was re-engined with a Pratt & Whitney R-2800, replacing the original Bristol Centaurus powerplant. Source: Aerodynamic Media

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Feb 22 2018

Miroslav “Tony” Liškutín DFC †

Squadron Leader Miroslav “Tony” Liškutín DFC died on 19 February 2018. Born on 23 August 1919 in Czechoslovakia, he fled to France at the time of the German invasion. After serving with the French Foreign Legion, he joined the RAF, becoming operational as a fighter pilot in September 1941. Serving with several RAF units, he …

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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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