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WW2 Seafire-pilot. Archival still of H.M.S. Indomitable seafire pilot waiting for his next action against the Japanese. The Seafire was a naval version of the Spitfire.

Pilots of the famous No 303 Polish Squadron RAF, pose with their Squadron Leader Jan Zumbach in front of his Spitfire at Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire, England - October 1942

Swiss Air Force Northrop F-5E Tiger II. (Image: Schweizer Luftwaffe)

Vought F4U Corsair and P51 Mustang formation. This could be the greatest picture ever in the history of aviation

Non-british alert: B-24 Liberator and a B-17 Flying fortress, two of the USA's mist iconic bomber aircraft that helped pave the way to Allied success in WW2 and beyond.

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World War II RAF Kittyhawk fighter plane found in the Sahara Desert in Egypt

WWII fighter plane hailed the 'aviation equivalent of Tutankhamun's Tomb' after being found preserved in the Sahara. From the Telegraph.

Found on the web, Paul Tibbets stands by the Enola Gay in an undisclosed location. The Enola Gay a B-29 was the first plane to drop an atomic bomb. Tibbets, his crew, and the Enola Gay dropped the bomb (Little Boy) on Hiroshima Aug 6, 1945. Three days later another bigger bomb (Fat Man) was dropped on Nagasaki. The two bombs effectively ended the war in Japan.

American pilots of No.71 'Eagle' Squadron - Hawker Hurricanes at RAF Kirton in Lindsey, Lincolnshire - 17/3/41

Pappy Boyington was a highly decorated American combat pilot who was a United States Marine Corps fighter ace during World War II. He received both the Medal of Honor and the Navy Cross.

A pilot of No. 175 Squadron RAF scrambles to his waiting Hawker Typhoon Mark IB at B5 Airstrip Le Fresne-Camilly, Calvados, France following a call from the Group Control Centre ordering an air strike. 24th July 1944. (© IWM CL 570)

Spitfire with one pilot and nine ground crew getting it ready for it's next sortie - Battle of Britain 1940

Nasty little beastie in the air: the Chance Vought F-4U Corsair. Or, as the Japanese called her, "Whistling Death."