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RAF Scampton Aviation Museum in Lincolnshire

RAF Scampton Living History

RAF Scampton is an operational base close to Lincoln that houses active military, elite flying teams and an aviation museum.   The base provides guided tours around the grounds and through the museum.  Since this is an active base an advance reservation must be made with the Curator but requests are graciously accommodated in person at the main guard house or by phoning the base.  Admission is free and the tours are small.  Museum Curator, Roger Crisp leads several group and individual tours a week and provides visitors with a wealth of knowledge about the base and area history as well as his own personal accounts.

The Dam Busters

The first impressions walking on the base are made by the pre-war buildings. The surrounding seem eerily familiar, unchanged  from news reel films and world war II photos. The base and these historic buildings were all used in the 1955 film The Dam Busters.  The well-documented missions of the famed 617 Squadron from RAF Scampton come to life by just seeing the surroundings and buildings where the actual airmen were based and where the film cemented the images.  The preservation of these original structures makes RAF Scampton a great stop for both aviation and movie buffs.

The Red Arrows

RAF Scampton houses Britain’s most prestigious flying group, The Red Arrows the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team.   A thrill for all aviation fans is the opportunity to see the planes and pilots of this elite corps.  A tour to RAF Scampton takes Visitors inside The Red Arrows hanger  and provides a close up look at the famed red jets.  If you are lucky, you may meet one of the pilots or have the opportunity to see the team arrive or depart from this home base.

The Museum

Historic sites dot the Scampton base, original buildings, tributes to fallen airmen and the elaborate grave of Dam Busters Wing Commander Guy Gibson’s black lab.  The on-site museum houses a history of equipment and aircraft used through the years as well as  World War I era photographs and artifacts.  Models and mementos line the museum cases. There is also a small Chapel inside for those who wish to take a reflective moment.

Visiting RAF Scampton

Prior arrangements must be made to visit the base and museum.  Call in advance and bring your Identification with you for entry onto the base.

RAF Scampton

The base also hosts an annual open house that brings hundreds of visitors to see the artifacts, airplanes and buildings. Check with the base schedule to take part in these festive occasions.

Kelly Sallaway is a Scottsdale, Arizona-based writer currently on assignment in the United Kingdom.

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Thursday, January 6th, 2011 World War 2 Planes No Comments

Dare & Live, An Untold World War Ii Story Of Guerrilla Resistance Against The Japanese Army In Negros Islands, Philippines

M/Sgt Jorge G. Herrera, Jr. discovered just what kind of a soldier he was when the Imperial Japanese Forces invaded Negros Islands in the Philippines during World War II. His heroic tale can now be told in the exciting new book, “Dare & Live.”

The superior Imperial Japanese Forces overrun the spirited defenses that the combined United States and Philippine Commonwealth Government Armies put up in the battles for Bataan and the Island fortress of Corrigedor. The US-Philippines defenses crumbled against the onslaught of superiority of numbers of the Japanese soldiers, the naval and aerial bombardments. The valiant defenders had only one option: surrender. The Japanese Forces went on mopping operations on the more than 1,700 islands and islets of the Philippine Archiepelago. The Island defenders under orders of the Military High Command in Manila, the capital city of the Philippines, gave up resistance.

In Negros Islands of central Philippines, M/Sgt Jorge G. Herrera vowed he would never surrender to the Japanese Army; so he gathered 3 Filipinos and they started the recruiment and training of other Guerrilla Soldiers. The Japanese Army cordoned Bacolod City, the capital of Negros islands where the US and Filipino surrenderees were imprisoned. The Japanese soldiers guarded every entrances and exits of the City, still M/Sgt Herrera escaped from the heavily-guarded City under the very noses of the Japanese Army sentinels.

It is worth reading the whole story of Dare & Live and obtain the backgrounds that equipped M/Sgt Herrera in his decision of fighting the whole Japanese Army that occupied Negros Islands for three long years of World War II.

It is a wonder how M/Sgt Herrera secured arms and ammunitions when the Japanese Army divested all US and Filipino Soldiers upon their surrender, suspected as non-surrenderees and killed anyone caught in possession of weapons. Herrera went on to recruit and train over a hundred soldiers and armed most of them. He established a Bivouac at the mountain sides of Negros Islands and equipped his hideout with telephone communication for fast intelligence. He staged many ambushes against the Japanese soldiers and was an only Filipino Guerrilla Leader who captured, alive, 21 Japanese soldiers in one ambush encounter. To try to capture him, the Japanese army even hired a Filipina Spy and sent her on a secret mission to entrap M/Sgt Herrera. Read how Herrera discovered the plot of the Japanese Army against him, before it could unfold.

How the Filipino Guerrilla Fighters fought the Japanese soldiers in Negros Islands during the three long years of World War II, was akin to how the Terrorist mounted resistance against the United States Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. It is of immense importance that a Superior Military Power should take cognizance of what the enemies on the opposite side of the war zone could utilize to mount stiff opposition and inflict maximum destruction.

Dare & Live is a profile in courage, ingenuity, and innovation worthy of study and emulation times of personal crisis.

The lessons of World War II was true 50 years ago; they still ring true today!


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Born in Negros Islands, Philippines, now Resident of New Jersey, USA, he is the Author of Dare & Live,the tale of an incredible World War II Survivor who created a Guerrilla Army to battle the Japnese in Negros Islands, Philippines, after the battles for Bataan and Corrigedor were lost.

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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 World War 2 Planes No Comments

2010 Planes of Fame Airshow Chino Airport, CA Part 2

Part 2 of our video series for the 2010 Planes of Fame Airshow that was held May 15-16 at the Chino Airport in Chino, CA. This video shows the salute to the Army Air Corps featuring aircraft that served the Corps in WWII. Enjoy! PlaneVideoArt Productions
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Wednesday, January 5th, 2011 World War 2 Planes 6 Comments

WW2 Warbirds P40, P51, and F4U Corsair

A display and mock ground attack by four WW2 fighter planes.

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Tuesday, January 4th, 2011 World War 2 Planes 21 Comments

1/3- Secret Japanese Aircraft of WWII

History Channel – Starting in the 1930′s, Japanese aircraft designers made incredible strides, and by the time hostilities broke out, the Imperial Air Force had some of the most sophisticated and effective planes in the world. SECRET JAPANESE AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II traces the development of the Japanese industry and its famous creations, like the Nakajima Ki-43 Oscar and the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. But the program also exposes the frantic, top-secret programs to produce weapons that would have made these legendary planes seem tame by comparison. With the help of some of the world’s foremost aviation historians, HISTORY UNDERCOVER® reveals how, at the end of the war, Japan was close to unveiling a new generation of rocket and jet-powered planes that could have turned the tide of the conflict.
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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 World War 2 Planes No Comments

Airplane Simulator Game – Know What is Very best for Your Youngsters

ProFlightSimulator #1 Flight Sim Game Review

An aircraft simulator game will additionally be each wonderful and educations as it’s incessantly in response to real historic events. Also, this sort of game enhances hand-eye coordination. However because the nature of this sport borders into violence and regularly has high difficulty stage, it is rather exhausting to find a game that may be appropriate to young children.

Are you in search of a sport like this in your kid to play?

You’re in good fortune as this text has 3 video games appropriate to be performed via kids. Don’t fail to remember the joystick though.

What are these games?

—–> ProFlightSimulator Review

1.    Microsoft’s Flight Simulator series. In this collection you’ll have the option to compete in an air race or deliver aid to disaster struck areas. In latest versions, the glance is far stepped forward to make land plenty and the aircraft resemble the true factor during the incorporation of 3D. You can make a choice the PC game which is rated E (Everybody) which may also be played by kids aged 6 and above.

2.    F-22 Lightning. Though this have some violent features (i.e. leveling towns with the usage of nuclear guns), it’s nonetheless rated E. Here you come across and maintain climate stipulations (rain, hail, snow, wind) as you fly imitating a real flight experience. That is available for PC.

3.    Blazing Angels. This has a T rating as it’s an airplane simulator sport intended for teens. This isn’t a good choice is you are in search of something to entertain a more youthful child because of the higher degree of violence. That is according to WWII’s aerial battles the use of historical planes.

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A fantastic animated air combat production made in the likeness of the Band Of Brothers introduction with original theme music. 2.25 mins long, shot from online combat simulator Aces High. Enjoy!
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Thursday, December 30th, 2010 World War 2 Planes No Comments

Vought F4U Corsair 1/5

The Chance Vought F4U Corsair was a carrier-capable fighter aircraft that saw service primarily in World War II and the Korean War. Goodyear-built Corsairs were designated FG and Brewster-built aircraft F3A. The Corsair served in smaller air forces until the 1960s, following the longest production run of any piston-engined fighter in US history (19421952). Some Japanese pilots regarded it as the most formidable American fighter of World War II. The US Navy counted an 11:1 kill ratio with the F4U Corsair. Corsairs served with the US Navy, US Marines, Fleet Air Arm and the Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well the French Navy Aeronavale and other services postwar. It quickly became the most capable carrier-based fighter-bomber of World War II. Demand for the aircraft soon overwhelmed Vought’s manufacturing capability, resulting in production by Goodyear (as the FG-1) and Brewster (as the F3A-1). From the first prototype delivery to the US Navy in 1940, to final delivery in 1953 to the French, 12571 F4U Corsairs were manufactured by Vought, in 16 separate models.
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Wednesday, December 29th, 2010 World War 2 Planes 25 Comments

On The Brink Of A World War

Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it has gotten worse. Since George W. Bush decided (illegally) to launch a war against a country and its civilians, under the guise of fighting terrorists, the American people have learned one thing: Might makes right. Our children are taught to reason and compromise rather than fight. Now, they are being taught that if you want your way all you have to do is lie, mislead, and fight for it if you must. What a terrible lesson. And how much more violence will it bring to America, where we already lead the world by a hundredfold in murders and violent crimes?

Look what our American government has created. After the horrific bombings of 9/11, America waited and did not retaliate for a year and a half. But then, Bush decided he wanted to rid terrorism from the world. France, Germany, and Russia knew it was impossible. They knew that going into Iraq and Afghanistan was a mistake that would lead to even more terrorism.

The Bush administration is sending thousands of our children to their deaths, even though they know that hate begets more hate, retaliation begets more retaliation. The escalation of our vengeance, of our president’s decision to make the world live our way of life, has spread throughout the globe. Chaos and fear and the death of innocents has been the result. As leader of the free world, America should have responded to 9/11 by being diplomatic, not dishonest. Rather than fighting these wars, weakening us financially at home, we would instead have the respect and assistance of our allies if we had led through example.

George Bush’s determination to turn the world into a democracy is anything but democratic. Live and let live is the American way of life. The Muslim world, of which 99.9% are law-abiding, loving people, have only known one way of living for thousands of years. America does not have the right to try to enforce our modern, political way of life on them. They are a religious government. We are not. Our different ideologies will never mesh and terrorism will never cease until we understand this reality and accept it.

Now, we are losing more and more young men and women in an unwinnable war. We are killing tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands according to some sources, of innocent civilians in a country that should be fighting its own civil war.

The United States is now one of the most feared and hated countries in the world. We have lost our credibility, respect, and trust. But, worst of all, we have set the stage for more problems. Since America is spread so thin militarily and cannot help Israel, Hezbollah has attacked Israel and killed and kidnapped Israeli soldiers. Israel retaliated and now we have another war in the region. The Palestinian people elected Hamas as their government. Both organizations refuse to recognize Israel as a country, the main thing Israel demands, and the main reason why Israel is still in the occupied territories. Iran has nuclear capability, and wants to destroy Israel, too. As does Syria.

There is a brewing war between India and Pakistan where the Muslim population wants control. Before we know it, the Muslim world (1.2 billion strong – 22%) will have enough terrorists in every country to destroy the Jewish people. There are already terrorist cells in every state in the continental U.S. Of course the rest of the world will try to stop that genocide, and they will join together and wage war. All of this because America approached the terrorism problem like school kids determined to fight to get what they want. Now everyone is following suit, which is creating more terrorism throughout the world than ever before.

As I ask in my novel, THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY (, where is all this hatred coming from. And, worse, where is it all leading?

It is leading to World War III? And don’t be surprised if it is fought overseas AND at home. And then watch your taxes rise, and gasoline prices rise, and interest rates rise, and prices on everything rise to pay for this our defense, now that we squandered all our money trying to fight a people we can’t even find.

Bruce Schwartz is a lifelong political activist. The above article, published throughout the Internet, is from his #1 Amazon bestseller, THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, the story of a nationwide terrorist attack that ignites a race war seven days before the presidential election. He is presently writing the screenplay for THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY. His site is offering a 3-day, 2-night vacation to one of 90 destinations for buying a copy of this timely and topical novel.

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 World War 2 Planes No Comments

WW2 Air To Air Combat Ground Attack in Colour Color

WW2 dog fights and ground attack in colour color
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Heroes in the Sky is an intense airborne MMOTPS that combines high impact PVE and fast paced PVP as it chronicles the events from the beginning to the end of World War II. PVP combat is taken to a new level as players must not only worry about the basic dangers from the front, behind, and sides, but also from above and below. Heroes in the Sky is dog fighting at its finest; cannon fires, machine gun blasts, missiles, and bombs flood the skies as up to 16 players shoot it out for air superiority! If that isn’t enough, players will soar across the sky with WWII war planes. Cities to bomb, boats to sink, blimps to burst, and fighters to be torn asunder — all this and more unfold as players compete to become the top Ace in Heroes in the Sky. Heroes in the Sky will also feature some of the most famous WWII aircraft in history. Players will choose from a variety of intense and realistic planes including both experimental and field tested all while reliving history and participating in intense aerial combat. The free-to-play game features fast-paced aerial combat that embodies the intense danger akin to WWII dogfights. In Occupational War Game Mode, players will recreate critical battles of the European and Pacific front complete with WWII planes to help their side take control as they experience epic battles across the history of WWII from both sides! Players will find an easy-to-use upgrade system to help tweak planes and become the ultimate airborne marauder along with

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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 World War 2 Planes 32 Comments

Forgotten aircraft: The Abrams Explorer

The Abrams Explorer is a unique aircraft specifically designed for aerial survey and mapping functions. Built in 1937, the aircraft was designed by Kenneth Ronan, former chief designer for Stinson, and Edward Kunzl, also of Stinson. Dr. Talbert Abrams, founder and CEO of the then newly-formed Abrams Air Craft Corporation and the established Abrams Aerial Survey Corporation of Lansing, Michigan, envisioned the aircraft as an obstruction-free camera platform for survey and mapping businesses, a design in which the US Army showed interest. The initial requirement was to provide the capability for aerial photography, aerial survey, and mapping from near sea level up to an operating altitude of 20000 feet. It was to provide an unobstructed field of view for the several cameras which meant displacing the usual struts, wing panels, engine cowls, and propeller arc away from the cameraman’s normal line of sight. The aircraft was to have an endurance of at least eight hours, climb quickly to altitude, and cruise at a speed of 180 to 200 knots. The resulting configuration was a specially designed two-place non-conventional mid-wing pusher monoplane which had twin booms extending back from the wing trailing edge to support the tail assembly. The-two place crew nacelle was located entirely forward of the wing leading edge and included clear safety glass windows over most of area above the cockpit floor. This is similar to the bombardier’s nose section of a World War II medium bomber
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Monday, December 27th, 2010 World War 2 Planes 25 Comments

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