The Survivors: Indonesia’s Imperial Japanese Eagle’s

By the end of World War Two in 1945, the shackles of 3 years of Imperial Japanese Occupation of Indonesia (the Dutch East Indies) had been broken. A revolution towards independence was underway and despite Dutch efforts to retain their colonial holdings (supported by their British ally and even Japanese troops months after their official… Read More The Survivors: Indonesia’s Imperial Japanese Eagle’s

Oregon International Air Show 2016: Heroes of the Pacific 75th Anniversary

Along with the usual aerobatic and military flying action, the Oregon International Air Show at Hillsboro Airport just outside of Portland, Oregon featured a Heroes of the Pacific tribute to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Pacific War during World War Two. The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour, Hawaii on December 7th,… Read More Oregon International Air Show 2016: Heroes of the Pacific 75th Anniversary

Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 Pacific Theatre Warbirds

Continuing the en masse warbird flying displays of the Planes of Fame Airshow 2015 were aircraft that flew in the Pacific Theatre of World War Two. These included a Douglas SBD Dauntless, Grumman F4F Wildcat, Grumman TBM Avenger, Imperial Japanese Mitsubishi A6M5 Zero and North American B-25 Mitchell. Former fighters of the US Navy naturally dominated the flying displays… Read More Planes of Fame Airshow 2015: WW2 Pacific Theatre Warbirds