AUG 12 1944 Joseph P. Kennedy Jr dies in secret drone mission The prototype Hochdruckpumpe gun in 1942, during the development programme in Poland. The “High Pressure Pump” gun was designed to fire 300 shells a minute at London. The operational version was built underground in France during 1943-4, with an array of barrels all aimed at London.
Fritz X was the most common name for a German guided anti-ship glide bomb used during World War II. Fritz X was a nickname used both by Allied and Luftwaffe personnel. It is one of the precursors of today’s anti-ship missiles and precision-guided weapons.
Fw 189 Uhu
The photo above shows another accident with a Martin Mariner in the British West Indies, May 1943. Both floats are gone, probably the reason why this aircraft is listing with the starboard wing making water. ( Photo courtesy Jim Sullivan Collection).
History Of The British Supermarine Spitfire
The British Supermarine Spitfire
History Of The Grumman F6F Hellcat
Grumman F6F Hellcat
On Sept. 3, 1944, a (PB4Y 1) Liberator plane launches to attack German submarine pens on Helgoland Island. The pilot, Lt. Ralph Spading, sets the radio controls and parachutes out of the Liberator, which is then controlled as a drone by Ensign J.M. Simpson in a (PV 1). Due to weather problems, the drone hits the barracks and industrial area on Dune Island.