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Lone Sentry: German Visual Communication Between Aircraft and Ground Troops (WWII Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 24, May 6, 1943)Modern warfare puts a heavy premium on successful coordination of all of the various arms. For that reason, comprehensive and flexible methods of communication must be devised. Liaison between air and ground forces presents special problems, and a German document gives the following outline of methods used to meet some of the difficulties.
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Operational Training Units No 41 Operational Training Unit Formed from the Training Squadron of No 1 School of Army Co-operation at Old Sarum on 20 September 1941 within No 70 Group to train tactical reconnaissance pilots using Lysanders and Tomahawks.
Operational Training Units No 1 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit Formed 1 April 1940 at Silloth within No 17 Group from the Coastal Command Landplane Pilots Pool.
Wrens fitting smoke floats to a Swordfish aircraft. Women played an active part in the fight against the Axis forces, not more so than the Women's Royal Naval Service (WRENS) and the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) women aircraft ferry pilots.This page is dedicated to their dedication and bravery.
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The ( German : or , literally "Air battle for England" or "Air battle for Great Britain") is the name given to the Second World War air campaign waged by the German Air Force ( ) against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the Royal Air Force (RAF), especially Fighter Command . The name derives from a famous speech delivered by Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the House of Commons : "…the Battle of France is over.
Civilian pilots played an active part in the fight against the Axis forces, not more so than the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) men and women aircraft ferry pilots.This page is dedicated to their dedication and bravery.
(born 1916) is an English woman aviator, flight test engineer, air racing pilot and sportswoman. Curtis was born and brought up in Devon and was educated at Benenden School and St Hilda's College , Oxford , where in addition to studying Mathematics, she was Captain of the University Women's Lawn Tennis and Fencing teams.
Il y a dix ans, j'ai fait le pari de croire en la culture et en la générosité des internautes pour bâtir une somme des connaissances humaines : Wikipédia.
( ICAO : ) is an airfield just outside the village of Cranfield , 7 NM (13 km; 8.1 mi) south-west of Bedford in Bedfordshire , England. It was originally a World War II aerodrome, .
Wynne was confident, for he was no stranger to twin engined aircraft and this was to be a one circuit only sortie to allow him to get the feel of the aircraft.
Following the establishment of the RAF station in 1937, service burials took place at Cranfield ( SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard until late 1940 when the RAF established a new regional plot at Kempston Rural Cemetery.
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