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Die Piloten der Patrouille Suisse 1974 in Meiringen: Rudolf Wicki (vorne) war damals Kommandant Hptm Rudolf Wicki. Ab 6 Uhr erinnert er sich zurück an seine Zeit bei der Patrouille Suisse. (Bildquelle: VBS)

Die Piloten der Patrouille Suisse 1974 in Meiringen: Rudolf Wicki (vorne) war damals Kommandant Hptm Rudolf Wicki. Ab 6 Uhr erinnert er sich zurück an seine Zeit bei der Patrouille Suisse. (Bildquelle: VBS)

Der österreichische Aussenminister Sebastian Kurz mit seinem iranischen Amtskollegen Mohammed Dschawad Sarif (2014)

Der österreichische Aussenminister Sebastian Kurz mit seinem iranischen Amtskollegen Mohammed Dschawad Sarif (2014)

1. Weltkrieg: 15cm Granateneinschlag westlich Punkt 510 – Swiss Federal Archives

1. Weltkrieg: 15cm Granateneinschlag westlich Punkt 510 – Swiss Federal Archives

Polish Squadron No. 303, 11 Group.  Battle Of Britain 1940   '...during the course of the month shot down more Germans then any British unit in the same period.' - Air Chief Marshall Dowding.

Polish Squadron No. Battle Of Britain 1940 '.during the course of the month shot down more Germans then any British unit in the same period.

West Australian Wing Commander Hughie Edwards V.C. D.S.O. D.F.C., Commanding Officer of No. 105 Sqn. R.A.F. quite possibly at RAF Horsham St Faith

"By the time they were flying Mossies the Germans were beginning to go on the back foot." KB West Australian Wing Commander Hughie Edwards V., Commanding Officer of No. quite possibly at RAF Horsham St Faith

F-35 HMDS

F-35 HMDS

Wing Commander Evan "Rosie" Mackie, was a New Zealand fighter pilot and ace of the Second World War.  Mackie scored 20 air victories, 3 shared kills, 2 probables, 10 damaged & 1 shared damaged, with 3 destroyed and 2 shared destroyed on the ground during the war. Of this final total, 12 kills, three shared destroyed, two probably destroyed, seven damaged and one shared damaged, was achieved while flying the Spitfire Mark V and Mark VIII. Also credited with 6.5 kills in the Hawker Tempest

Wing Commander Evan "Rosie" Mackie, was a New Zealand fighter pilot and ace of…

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See Comments below - apparently this is NOT Robin Olds (July 14, 1922 – June 14, 2007) was an American fighter pilot and general officer in the U.S. Air Force. He was a "triple ace", with a combined total of 16 victories in World War II and the Vietnam War. He retired in 1973 as a brigadier general.

Robin Olds (July 1922 – June was an American fighter pilot and…

VMF-214, Pappy Boyington is on the front row and third from the right.

Pappy Boyington is on the front row and third from the right.

Battle of Britain pilot Neville Duke, who later broke the World Air Speed record, pictured with his Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill in 1941

Battle of Britain pilot Neville Duke, who later broke the World Air Speed record, pictured with his Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill in 1941

gnossienne: “ Flying Officer Neville Duke of No 92 (East India) Squadron. Duke was a Battle of Britain pilot and is pictured here with his Spitfire at RAF Biggin Hill in After the war, Duke.

65 squadron. Standing L to R:- S/L Des Cooke, F/S MacPherson, F/Lt GAW Saunders, F/O 'Bunny' Walker, Sgt Kilner.

65 squadron. Standing L to R:- S/L Des Cooke, F/S MacPherson, F/Lt GAW Saunders, F/O 'Bunny' Walker, Sgt Kilner.

"Gabby" Gabreski - born January 28, 1919 in Oil City, Pennsylvania. Scored 28 kills and became America's leading ace in the European theater while serving with the 56th Fighter Group.

World War II in colour - England, circa 1945 Ace American pilot Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski poses in a cockpit. The flags refer to the 28 enemy planes brought down by Gabreski.

Gen Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr (1912 - 2002) Leader of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, later he was the first black general in the US Air Force

Gen Benjamin Oliver Davis, Jr - Leader of the Tuskegee Airmen in World War II, later he was the first black general in the US Air Force

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