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Valentina Matyukhina (08.05.1915 – 23.12.1944) Guards senior lieutenant, master pilot of the 125th “Marina M. Raskova” Borisov Guards Bomber Regiment. Flew 53 missions, was killed at a combat mission.

Leutnant Werner Voss, Jasta 10, Fokker Triplane. Killed 23 September 1917 in an epic dogfight with 7 SE5As of 56 Squadron RFC. "As long as I live I shall never forget my admiration for that German pilot, who single-handed fought seven of us for ten minutes, and also put some bullets through all of our machines. His flying was wonderful, his courage magnificent, and in my opinion he is the bravest German airman whom it has been my privilege to see fight" - Major James McCudden, 56 Sqdn RFC.

The Avro Lancaster was converted to a passenger airliner at the end of WW2, called the Lancastrian. From 1946 to the early 1950s seven Lancastrians were converted, for jet turbine testing, to accomodate two gas turbines (Rolls-Royce Nenes or Avons, de Havilland Ghosts or Armstrong Siddeley Sapphires) alongside the 2 exisiting Merlin engines. VH742 was fitted with Nenes, first flew on 14 August 1946 and became the first airliner to fly on jet power only from London-Paris, 23 November 1946.

✠ Joachim Müncheberg He is credited with 135 enemy aircraft shot down claimed in over 500 combat missions. The majority of his victories were claimed over the Western front with 33 claims over the Eastern Front. Of his 102 aerial victories achieved over the Western Allies are 46 Supermarine Spitfire fighters.

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Like the way the sunlight mixes with the vapor off the waterfall in the back of the photo. Well caught! (comment by scann R)

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