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A Short History of Air Rescue in World War II


The idea of establishing a specialized and elite force for the rescue of downed aircrews grew out of three interlocked circumstances just before the Second World War: (1) a deep‑seated European belief in the sanctity of life, (2) the high … Continue reading

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Remembering the Eagle Squadrons


For more than a year before the United States entered World War II some of its young men violated the neutrality acts and went through Canada to enlisted in the Royal Air Force (RAF) to fight Germany alongside the British. … Continue reading

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