Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his crew His crew were Sergeant Perdue and Sergeant Culver. Rosenblatt was born in Tampa and was a long-time resident of Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 22 years and was a fighter pilot during both World War II and the Korean Conflict. He received two distinguished flying crosses, the Air Medal, and three Oak Leaf Clusters in World War II alone. He was credited with destroying four Nazi planes and damaging three others (1944).

Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his crew, Sergeant Perdue and Sergeant Culver, are shown here applying a Nazi symbol to the side of an aircraft, designating it as destroyed. Rosenblatt was born in…

514 Squadron RAF

A crew of RAF 514 Squadron in front of their Avro Lancaster bomber

Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and , Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent, 1941 - Photo by Cecil Beaton. [IWM]

holdhard: “ Two Battle of Britain fighter pilots, Flight Lieutenant Brian Kingcome (left), commanding officer of No 92 Squadron RAF and his wingman, Flying Officer Geoffrey Wellum, next to a Spitfire.

Battle of Britain, RAF, 1940 | Battle of Britain: In Praise of the RAF | LIFE.com

Royal Air Force ace Pilot Officer Albert Gerald Lewis DFC, of 85 Squadron, climbs out of his plane after an air battle in the skies over England - Battle of Britain - 1940

Pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of their No. 149 RAF Squadron Wellington bomber, probably at RAF Mildenhall in 1941. The pilot is David Donaldson, who was promoted to Wing Commander in 1943 at the age of 28.

A portrait of the pilot and co-pilot in the cockpit of their No 149 Squadron Wellington bomber, probably at RAF Mildenhall in The pilot is David Donaldson, who was promoted to Wing Commander in 1943 at the age of Photo by Cecil Beaton

RAF 'Battle of Britain' Dispersal Hut

RAF 'Battle of Britain' Dispersal Hut, pin by Paolo Marzioli

Group Captain Adolph Gysbert "Sailor" Malan in the Spitfire Mk IX (FY-F) of an Australian Squadron lead by Squadron Leader Hugo 'Sinker' Armstrong, CO of 611 Squadron RAF at Biggin Hill on the 2nd January 1943. Armstrong was shot down and killed in this Spitfire a month later, on 5th February. He was 'bounced' by eight Fw 190s of 5/JG26 over Boulogne. (© IWMCH 8119) (Colourised by Doug)

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Group Captain Adolph Gysbert "Sailor" Malan in the Spitfire Mk IX (FY-F) of an…

F/O Roland RS "Bob" Tuck is snapped by LIFE photographer William Vandivert exiting Spitfire Mk I YT-T at RAF Northolt in March 1940. Still coded FZ-L, the aircraft was allocated to the 23-year-old pilot shortly after it was picked up from Eastleigh by No 65 Squadron RAF and flown to RAF Hornchurch on 24 March 1939. Tuck left for No 92 Squadron RAF on 1 May.

F/O Roland RS "Bob" Tuck is snapped by LIFE photographer William Vandivert…

S/L Kenneth BB "Bing" Cross (left) sits on the wing of Hurricane Mk I LK-O with pilots of No 46 Squadron RAF at RAF Digby on 2 November 1939, following a visit of King George VI to the station. While the royal inspection was still underway, the pilots were ordered to its forward base at RAF North Coates, from which they returned the same evening, with the exception of Red Section. The aircraft from No 87 Squadron RAF was collected by a pilot from the Ferry Pool and flown for service in…

S/L Kenneth BB "Bing" Cross (left) sits on the wing of Hurricane Mk I LK-O with…


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