A Brief History of the Royal Australian Air Force: World War Two – 1939 to 1945

2014 marks the centenary of military aviation in Australia. To commemorate this I am writing a five-part series on the key stages of the RAAF: The Early Years – 1914 to 1939 (World War One and the interwar years), World War Two: 1939 to 1945, the Cold War begins and the Korean War: 1945 to 1953, South East Asian Conflicts –… Read More A Brief History of the Royal Australian Air Force: World War Two – 1939 to 1945

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”