Explore British Indian, Military History and more!

Explore related topics

Sam Pover was a civilian Navigator on the Berlin Airlift. He'd already seen similar action during the partition of the British Indian Empire.

Sam Pover was a civilian Navigator on the Berlin Airlift. He'd already seen similar action during the partition of the British Indian Empire.

Douglas Bader was a famous fighter pilot from World War Two who had twenty-two kills credited to him. He flew and fought in the Battle of Britain with no legs – the result of a pre-war plane crash. Bader was an outstanding sportsman; when young he played rugby union for Harlequins, who are still an active club, at fly-half. He came close to English national team selection.

Douglas Bader was a famous fighter pilot from World War Two who had twenty-two kills credited to him. He flew and fought in the Battle of Britain with no legs – the result of a pre-war plane crash. Bader was an outstanding sportsman; when young he played rugby union for Harlequins, who are still an active club, at fly-half. He came close to English national team selection.

Dutch Bronze Cross recipient Bram van der Stok. This near super-hero shot down a Messerschmidt during the German invasion, escaped to England, fought with the RAF, was shot down over France, was one of only 3 people to escape Stalag Luft III & make it back (out of 76), who then fought with the RAF in Normandy and in anti-V1 rocket efforts, who then fought from a Dutch squadron based out of the Netherlands. The Gestapo blinded his father. Nazis killed his brothers in concentration camps.

Dutch Bronze Cross recipient Bram van der Stok. This near super-hero shot down a Messerschmidt during the German invasion, escaped to England, fought with the RAF, was shot down over France, was one of only 3 people to escape Stalag Luft III & make it back (out of 76), who then fought with the RAF in Normandy and in anti-V1 rocket efforts, who then fought from a Dutch squadron based out of the Netherlands. The Gestapo blinded his father. Nazis killed his brothers in concentration camps.

"As we continue to enjoy the post-Halloween candy extravaganza, we look back to the Berlin Airlift and America’s “Candy Bomber,” Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, whose ingenuity brought joy to thousands of children across West Berlin in the late 1940s." (click through to read more)

"As we continue to enjoy the post-Halloween candy extravaganza, we look back to the Berlin Airlift and America’s “Candy Bomber,” Colonel Gail S. Halvorsen, whose ingenuity brought joy to thousands of children across West Berlin in the late 1940s." (click through to read more)

Sale of War Bonds and Stamps, ca. 1943 :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images

Sale of War Bonds and Stamps, ca. 1943 :: Archives & Special Collections Digital Images

Beautiful portrait of President Lincoln looking relaxed and confident by Alexander Gardner (c. 1863).

Beautiful portrait of President Lincoln looking relaxed and confident by Alexander Gardner (c. 1863).

During The Berlin Airlift, Colonel Gail Halvorsen Made Provided Starving Children With Candy via LittleThings.com

During The Berlin Airlift, Colonel Gail Halvorsen Provided Starving Children With Candy

During The Berlin Airlift, Colonel Gail Halvorsen Made Provided Starving Children With Candy via LittleThings.com

A captured German bomber crewman drinks from a British soldier's water bottle.

A captured German bomber crewman drinks from a British soldier's water bottle.

DAVID TIBBS, 94 Medical Officer Captain David Tibbs was serving in the 225th Field Parachute Ambulance, 6th Airborne Division and was tasked to find and treat any paratroopers injured in the drop before moving to the Field Parachute Ambulance's Main Dressing Station which was to be set up in a nearby chateau. Captain Tibbs was awarded the Military Cross for his work clearing the parachute drop zone while under fire. Asked what his most vivid memory of D-Day was he replied: 'It was looking…

In pictures: Veterans recall their roles in the D-Day landings

DAVID TIBBS, 94 Medical Officer Captain David Tibbs was serving in the 225th Field Parachute Ambulance, 6th Airborne Division and was tasked to find and treat any paratroopers injured in the drop before moving to the Field Parachute Ambulance's Main Dressing Station which was to be set up in a nearby chateau. Captain Tibbs was awarded the Military Cross for his work clearing the parachute drop zone while under fire. Asked what his most vivid memory of D-Day was he replied: 'It was looking…

Pinterest
Search