The first day of the sixteen day stand against the Japanese by the massively outnumbered Queen's West Kents.
Canadian Spitfire Ace 'Hap' Kennedy with a vivid account of the action over Malta.
“Tally ho,” I called. “Bullet Red Section. Bandits dead ahead. A little below.” We were at 31,000 feet. They were perhaps four miles away and already losing height in a wide sweeping turn to starboard over Grand Harbour. Now they straightened out on a northerly course with their noses down, and I knew they would be exceeding 400 mph. They would be across the seventy miles to Sicily in ten minutes. Unless we could do something about it, that is.
More rare Photographs from the archives - this time from captured German albums.
A history of the Pacific Amphibious Forces as seen from the USS Leon.