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According to the World War II Foundation, early in the war, many fighter pilots went into battle with limited experience flying their assigned aircraft. While this led to a high casualty rate, it also allowed many cadets... More »

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World War II was the last time that battleships ruled the U.S. Navy. It was also the last time that large numbers of merchant ships and luxury liners were used as troop transports. Two of the most famous ships from that ... More »

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Fighter planes significantly affected the outcome of the Second World War, being essential for air dominance as air power became increasingly important. Fighters saw significant advancements during the war, with some pow... More »

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Erich Hartmann, Josef Frantisek, Johnnie Johnson, Richard Bong and Hiroyoshi Nishizawa are some famous World War II fighter pilots. These pilots were made famous by their flying techniques or by the sheer number of plane... More »

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The Battle of Britain in World War II was Nazi Germany's effort to prevent the United Kingdom from being an effective contender in the war. It was a series of bombing raids conducted mainly by the German Luftwaffe agains... More »

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