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.

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 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 Malan in the cockpit of his Supermarine Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill, Kent.

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…

Robert Stanford Tuck DSO, DFC & Two Bars, AFC was a British fighter pilot and test pilot. He first engaged in combat during the Battle of France, over Dunkirk, claiming his first victories. In September 1940 he was promoted to Squadron Leader and commanded a Hawker Hurricane squadron. In 1941-1942, Tuck participated in fighter sweeps over northern France. On 28 January 1942, Tuck was hit by anti-aircraft fire and forced landed in France and was taken prisoner.

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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…

Flight Sergeant Edward Roland Thorn (pilot, left) and Sergeant Frederick J Barker (air gunner) of No 264 Squadron RAF and their Teddy Bear mascot, presented to them by their ground crew, posing with their Boulton-Paul Defiant Mark I L7005 - PS-B at Biggin Hill, Kent, after destroying their first Heinkel He 111. May/June1940

Flight Sergeant Edward Roland Thorn (pilot, left) and Sergeant Frederick J Barker (air gunner) of No 264 Squadron RAF and their Teddy Bear mascot, presented to them by their ground crew, posing with their Boulton-Paul Defiant Mark I - PS-B at.

Pilots of No 43 Squadron RAF based at Wick, Caithness, standing in front of one of the unit's Hawker Hurricane Mark Is. Left to right: Sergeants J Arbuthnot, R Plenderleith and H J L Hallows, Flying Officer J W Simpson, Flight Lieutenant P W Townsend and Pilot Officer H C Upton. April 1940. (IWM)

Pilots of No 43 Squadron RAF stand by a Hurricane Mk I at RAF Wick in April They are (left to right) Sgt John Arbuthnot, Sgt Robert Plenderleith, Sgt Herbert J L "Darkey" Hallows, F/O John WC Simpson, F/L Peter W Townsend and P/O Hamilton C "Deryk" Upton.

Best British flying ace of World War II, James “Johnny” Johnson (James Edgar Johnson, 1915 - 2001) with a Labrador named Sally. In the background Spitfire fighter Mk.IX (Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IX). Johnson first combat missions completed in December 1940 as part of 616 Squadron. During the patrol raids over occupied Europe, he claimed his first victory confirmed: June 26, 1941 brought down to “Spitfire» Mk.IIA Bf.109E German fighter over northern France. During his military career, James…

Best British flying ace of World War II, James “Johnny” Johnson (James Edgar Johnson, 1915 - with a Labrador named Sally. In the background Spitfire fighter Mk.

452 Squadron RAAF pilots ouside their dispersal hut at Kirton in lindsey, Lincs, 18/6/1941. Colour by Doug (@colour_history) | Twitter

452 Squadron RAAF pilots ouside their dispersal hut at Kirton in lindsey, Lincs, Colour by Doug (

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The crew of Lancaster “C for Charlie” of No 44 Squadron after returning from a raid on Stuttgart, 2 March

RCAF Navigator training. | by Etiennedup

Royal Canadian Air Force navigator training - World War 2

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