This years FHC Skyfair was another great one. This was the third annual air and ground show put on by the Flying Heritage Collection at Paine Field in Everett, Washington (my second attendance having gone to the first in 2014). This years theme was to commemorate the upcoming 75 years since the beginning of the Pacific War in December… Read More FHC Skyfair 2016
This weekends Flying Heritage Collection Famous Fighters Flying Day held much promise. As part of US Fathers Day weekend celebrations it featured father and son teams Steve and Steven Hinton, along with Bud and Ross Granley, who were to fly some incredible and original World War Two Allied and Axis aircraft: A Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (USAAF),… Read More FHC Famous Fighters Flying Day 2016
The Japanese Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka (“Cherry Blossom”) was a piloted, rocket powered, anti-shipping Kamikaze suicide aircraft with a 1,200 kg / 2,646 lb ammonal warhead designed to unleash hell upon Allied fleets. The Ohka was essentially a piloted missile… absolute pure madness! Kamikaze Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka were deployed by the Imperial Japanese Navy for use by Kamikaze units… Read More Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka – The Height of Kamikaze Madness in 1945!
On December 7th, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack on Pearl Harbour in Hawaii which was intended to cripple the US Navy Pacific Fleet and ultimately started the Pacific War. The stunning and brazen attack saw the entry of the United States into World War Two and very quickly Japanese forces had overrun or attacked US, British Commonwealth and Dutch forces… Read More The Battle of Midway 1942: US Navy Flying Legends
“Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date that will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” – US President Franklin D. Roosevelt Pearl Harbour, Oahu, Hawaii 1941 On December 7th, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy conducted a surprise attack upon the US… Read More Pearl Harbour 1941: Past to Present