The Defeat of Force Z

December 21, 2015 PE Matt 0

As the situation in the Far East deteriorated during the second half of 1941, the British government looked at ways to reinforce their colonies in the Pacific. One of the jewels of the British Empire […]

Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon

December 9, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Curtiss-Wright CW-21 was privately designed by the company in order to fulfil a perceived need for lightweight, fast-climbing interceptors on the international market. The USAAF had no need for aircraft of this type, so […]

The South Pacific Air Ferry Route

December 4, 2015 PE Matt 0

In mid-1941 the USAAF began to build up its strength in the Philippine Islands. The Far East Air Force was to be reinforced so that it could effectively defend the islands from potential Japanese incursions, […]

Nakajima Ki-27

Kato Hayabusa Sento-tai (1944)

November 26, 2015 PE Matt 0

Kato Hayabusa Sento-tai, or “Kato’s Falcon Corps”, is a 1944 propaganda film that depicts the fictionalised career of IJAAF pilot Tateo Kato, who led the 64th Sentai during the early months of the Pacific War. […]

Douglas B-18 Bolo

November 25, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Douglas B-18, later given the popular name ‘Bolo’, was designed in response to a 1934 request for a bomber to replace the Martin B-10 and B-12, which at the time made up the bulk […]

Gallery: Pearl Harbor, December 7th 1941

November 17, 2015 PE Matt 0

On December 7th 1941 the Japanese launched a surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, thus beginning the Pacific War. This gallery includes images from before, during and after the attack.

Dornier Do 24

November 16, 2015 PE Matt 0

The Dornier Do 24 was a long range reconnaissance flying boat designed for the Dutch Marine-Luchtvaartdienst (MLD) to operate in the Netherlands East Indies. There it would replace the older Dornier Do J Wal flying […]

The Invasion of Malaya

November 6, 2015 PE Matt 0

The jewel of the British Empire in Asia was the island city-state of Singapore, which was strategically located at the tip of the Malay Peninsula. The city controlled the sea routes between the Indian Ocean […]

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