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Hansa-Brandenburg C.I two-seat reconnaissance biplane, produced by Ufag. Serial number 181.15, in service of Austro-Hungarian Air Force. GERMAN AIRCRAFT OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR

One of three fat tank RAF Chinook Mk 3as being upgraded to Mk 5 standard with the DAFCS and Project Julius upgrades.

Bf109-E of Major Helmut Wick, Geschwaderkommodore of JG2. 28th November Wick was shot down by F/Lt J. Dundas who in turn was shot down and killed by Wick's wingman, 'Rudi' Pflanz. Wick jettisoned his canopy and jumped over the side. The solitary parachute drifting down towards the sea south-west of The Needles would be the last anybody ever saw of the Luftwaffe's leading ace, for an intensive air and sea search failed to find Wick.

KAIKOURA, New Zealand (Nov. 17, 2016) A U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter, foreground, assigned to the Battle Cats of Helicopter Maritime Strike (HSM) squadron 73, attached to the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Sampson (DDG 102) arrives at Kaikoura, New Zealand. The U.S. Navy is supporting recovery efforts in response to the earthquake in New Zealand on Nov. 14. (New Zealand Defence Force photo by Cpl Amanda McErlich/Released)

World War 1 fighter planes. It's interesting that the American plane has a swastika symbol on the side...Of course, this is before the symbol lived in infamy.

The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. The ground crew and headquarters staff were likewise mostly recruited from the U.S. military, along with some civilians.

Vizefeldwebel Oskar Hennrich was a World War I flying ace credited with 20 aerial victories. He was a notable balloon buster, as 13 of his wins were destructions of observation balloons. He was the leading ace of his squadron. He was awarded the Military Merit Cross on 3 November 1918, thus receiving a monthly stipend, which was maintained even after the end of the Prussian monarchy in November 1918 through the Third Reich era.

from TIME.com

Remembering 'The Few': Photos of the Young Pilots Who Saved England

Preparing British fighter "Hurricane» (Hawker Hurricane) of the 85th Fighter Squadron RAF to fly.

THE RED BARON. THE HOKEY POKEY MAN AND AN INSANE HAWKER OF FISH BY CONNIE DURAND. AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE.