Tracing the steps of Company E. 126th regiment, 32nd Division through the battles of World War II to learn about the war experiences of Fred L. Jacobs.
With the collaboration of Jean Clouthier Jean Clouthier’s father was an air gunner on Lancaster KW-G. Jean shared Bernard Marcoux’s story. Bernard Marcoux was also on board the Lancaster KW-G which struck the Lancaster KW-I. Bernard Marcoux was a wireless air gunner. The following is an article published in the Spring 1995 issue of Airforce […]
Whilst the Hurricane was rugged, sturdy and stable, another problem was the gravity fuel tank, situated in the forward fuselage, right in front of the instrument panel, without any form of protection for the pilot. Many Hurricane pilots were seriously burned as a consequence of flames burning through the instrument panel. This became of such […]
Poland’s first Hurricanes were bought in 1939 but only one from an order for ten was delivered before the German invasion, the remaining nine being allocated to the RAF or diverted to Turkey instead. However, several expatriate Polish pilots flew Hurricanes within the RAF, with the first Polish-manned squadrons forming in Britain in 1940, of […]