Australian War Memorial: The Supermarine Spitfire of Air Ace ‘Bluey’ Truscott

In the World War Two gallery of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra sits elevated above relics of Australia’s North African campaigns a classic warrior of the skies, a Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa fighter. The Spitfire is one of the most famous fighters of that era and had an excellent combat record flying with Allied nations in all theatres of World War… Read More Australian War Memorial: The Supermarine Spitfire of Air Ace ‘Bluey’ Truscott

Charles Scherf an Australian Air Ace in his “Wooden Wonder”

“He has attacked aerodromes near Berlin, has run amok among German flying schools in supposedly safe areas, and has “floored” transport aircraft probably carrying high military personages.“ Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld) May 22nd, 1944, Page 3. CHARLES “CHARLIE” CURNOW SCHERF DSO, DFC & BAR Charlie was one of Australia’s  top 10 air aces in World War Two, with… Read More Charles Scherf an Australian Air Ace in his “Wooden Wonder”

Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf 109

WILLY MESSERSCHMITT Wilhelm “Willy” Emil Messerschmitt (June 26th, 1898 – September 15th, 1978) was one of the most influential German aircraft designers and manufacturers of the 1930’s and World War Two. His aircraft used by the German Luftwaffe were some of the most successful and innovative fighting machines of that period including the Bf 109 (the Bf designation comes… Read More Willy Messerschmitt’s Bf 109