Charlie battery out-maneuvered the opposing forces, successfully engaging 15 simulated enemy aircraft
with the Avenger and Stinger systems while providing air defense to 8 assets deemed critical by 1-1 CAV.
The most common and popular myth about the Tuskegee Airmen, which circulated for decades before anyone ever decided to check the documentation, is the claim that on their escort missions, the Tuskegee Airmen "never lost a bomber" to enemy aircraft
. A version of this misconception appears in Alan Gropman's book, The Air Force Integrates (Washington, DC: Office of Air Force History, 1985), p.
John Hamilton Nicholls - known as Jack - is recorded in the Aces High book for his attacks on enemy aircraft
destroyed and damaged in World War II.
For some unknown reason only two aircraft remain in the public's eye these days - the Spitfire and the Lancaster - with occasionally the brief mention of the Hawker Hurricane (which brought down more enemy aircraft
during the Battle of Britain) and the Douglas Dakota, the work horse of the Army.
The Hawker Hurricane did receive a passing mention, even though this aircraft destroyed more enemy aircraft
at that time than the Spitfire.
ON September 15, 1940 with the Battle of Britain raging, the skies above our nation were monitored for enemy aircraft
from an underground bunker in the side of a small hill in rural Northumberland.
He said I was one of the two pilots who were on an air patrol when we saw directed to intercept enemy aircraft
attacking our ground forces in Chamb area, adding this was the first air encounter of the Indo-Pakistan War.
3rd stamp has highlighted the honour achieved by Squadron Leader Muhammad Mehmood Alam when he shot down five enemy aircraft
in less than a minute and became 1st Ace pilot.
The missile system, developed by the state-owned Defense Research and Development Organization, is capable of targeting enemy aircraft
and missiles up to 30 kms away, at an altitude of 18,000 metres.
July 2, 1915: The Chief Constable gave advice in case a Zeppelin air raid on Huddersfield, saying: "As the enemy aircraft
become bolder it is not beyond the bounds of possibility that our town may become the object of their unwelcome attention."
However, if anyone can claim to have "invented" radar, then the accolade must go to Watson-Watt, who was initially asked to invent a "death ray" to shoot down enemy aircraft
Another Canadian ace was Raymond Collishaw who shot down sixty enemy aircraft
. Late in the war, he brought together the best Canadian pilots--Ellis Reid, J.E.