Malaya, Singapore, and the Battle of Endau

March 25, 2016 PE Matt 0

Whilst the battle for Muar raged, the Japanese continued to pound Singapore into submission and make preparations for further advancing south through Malaya. Large air raids were an almost daily occurrence, with the British and […]

In Defence of Singapore

March 11, 2016 PE Matt 0

As the British consolidated their air forces on the airfields of Singapore, they took stock of their remaining planes. The fighters of 243 Squadron and 488 (RNZAF) Squadron were in reasonable shape, having been spared […]

Watanabe E9W Type 96 “Slim”

March 6, 2016 PE Matt 0

Japan had followed several other navies in attempting to develop small seaplanes to be carried on and launched by submarines. It was hoped that aircraft of this type could extend the scouting range of submarines, […]