He survived 47 days on a raft in the Pacific and spent two years in a Japanese prison camp but the life of former Olympian Louis Zamperini is currently being played out on cinema screens across Australia. Continue reading
Denis Baker fondly remembers his time working at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) at Fisherman’s Bend in Victoria.
On CanvasWings this weekend from 6pm:
Warwick Henry talks about his Stinson L-5B Sentinel which saw action in WWII with the U.S Army Air Force.
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This is Warwick Henry's Stinson L-5B Sentinel. Used by USAAF, RAF WWII and USAF in Korea. Built 1944 and saw active service in India and Burma 1944-45. Bought to Australia in the 90s and rebuilt and restored to original configuration at Coolangatta in 1998. Warwick's owned it since 2010. (Rhi) ================================== #warbirds #warplane #aviation #avgeek #aircraft #airfield #airplane #aeroplane #history #wattsbridge #toogoolawah #queensland #L-5B #Stinson #military #USAF #USAAF #RAF #WWII #canvaswings #hyperlapse
And Meet Denis Baker. Former ground and flight test engineer at the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC and later Hawker de Havilland Victoria) and find out how he became the “keeper” of an important collection of documents.
Find more on one particular aircraft the CAC built here.
Celebrate the 75th Birthday of Wirraway A20-10 at the Australian National Aviation Museum and find more photos of the day here.
Author Kristen Alexander discusses her new book ‘Australia’s Few and the Battle of Britain’.
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Celebrate the B-24 Liberator’s 70th Birthday at Werribee, near Melbourne, on Sydney September 28. Lots happening, find out more here
It was a battle fought entirely in the air and the defeat of the Luftwaffe by “The Few” was a turning point in World War II.
But what do we know about the Australians who were also involved in this major battle? Continue reading