Shirley Slade, WWII WASP pilot of B-26 and B-39. In 1942, the United States was faced with a severe shortage of pilots, so an experimental program to replace males with female pilots was created. The group of female pilots was called the Women Airforce Service Pilots — WASP for short. Shirley Slade was one of about 1,100 chosen. She was trained to fly the B-26 and B-39, and that got her put on the cover of Life magazine in 1943 at about 23 years old.
RAF aides try to remove a wheel landing gear of this huge heavy bomber Short Stirling. This was one of the biggest bombers of the war and the second in capacity.When it became obsolete over other as the Lancaster, I modified it to make transport glider.
Flight Lieutenant A. Costello of No. 112 Squadron RAF poses beside his Curtiss Kittyhawk at Sidi Heneish in Egypt (April The rugged, American-built (known to the RAF as the Tomahawk and Kittyhawk) came to symbolize the Desert Air Force.
An Avro Lancaster Bomber from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, flys over the Derwent Dam, 65 years to the day after the famous Dambuster raid known as Operation Chastise. Derwent Dam was used as a training location prior to the mission.