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 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).

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]

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]

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

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

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.

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.

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 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)

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 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.

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.

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.

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 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…


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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.

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.

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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 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)

Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his ground crew (1944). He was credited with destroying four Nazi planes and damaging three others. Rosenblatt 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.

Major Charles J. Rosenblatt with his ground crew (1944). He was credited with destroying four Nazi planes and damaging three others. Rosenblatt 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.

The One That Got Away - Fabulous new Lancaster bomber 'straggler' image from Gary Eason at Flight Artworks. Damaged and with the No 1 engine shut down, a solitary Lancaster bomber makes its way back to its home airfield in England from a sortie over Nazi occupied Europe in 1943. © Gary Eason - available in a range of print formats and for immediate download via www.flightartworks.com

The One That Got Away - Fabulous new Lancaster bomber 'straggler' image from Gary Eason at Flight Artworks. Damaged and with the No 1 engine shut down, a solitary Lancaster bomber makes its way back to its home airfield in England from a sortie over Nazi occupied Europe in 1943. © Gary Eason - available in a range of print formats and for immediate download via www.flightartworks.com

The ground crew of RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, May 1944 'bomb up' a Lancaster of No.467 Squadron RAAF writing on a 'Cookie' (8,000 lb HC (High Capacity) bomb) '100 Not Out'  to mark the 100th recorded operation of the Lancaster PO-S R5868.   [AWM SUK12226]

The ground crew of RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, May 1944 'bomb up' a Lancaster of No.467 Squadron RAAF writing on a 'Cookie' (8,000 lb HC (High Capacity) bomb) '100 Not Out' to mark the 100th recorded operation of the Lancaster PO-S R5868. [AWM SUK12226]

RAAF Lancaster bombing up. The engine mounting used for the Merlin on the Lancaster was originally developed for a Merlin powered Bristol Beaufighter, but was used when Manchester's wing was stretched to accommodate an extra engine. On the the remaining flying examples the same exhaust for the Merlin is used as on the Spitfire, but in this wartime photo it is possible to see the anti flash manifold.

RAAF Lancaster bombing up. The engine mounting used for the Merlin on the Lancaster was originally developed for a Merlin powered Bristol Beaufighter, but was used when Manchester's wing was stretched to accommodate an extra engine. On the the remaining flying examples the same exhaust for the Merlin is used as on the Spitfire, but in this wartime photo it is possible to see the anti flash manifold.

Squadron Leader J.D. Nettleton’s Lancaster bomber flies low over RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, with its bomb bay doors open. This photo was snapped during practice runs for the Augsburg raid, which occurred three days later. The MAN diesel engine assembly plant at Augsburg was a prime target for RAF bombers since it supplied engines to the German U-boat fleet.

Squadron Leader J.D. Nettleton’s Lancaster bomber flies low over RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire, with its bomb bay doors open. This photo was snapped during practice runs for the Augsburg raid, which occurred three days later. The MAN diesel engine assembly plant at Augsburg was a prime target for RAF bombers since it supplied engines to the German U-boat fleet.

The personnel required to keep one Avro Lancaster flying on operations, taken at Scampton, Lincolnshire.

The personnel required to keep one Avro Lancaster flying on operations, taken at Scampton, Lincolnshire.

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