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#FunFactFriday – Navy tradition holds that pilots who make a navigational error and land on the wrong carrier get mocked by the crew who “decorate” the plane with graffiti. Adding @USAirForce markings is the ultimate insult to an already embarrassed naval aviator #navy #Usn #plane #aviation #jet #airforce
The saving angels for many pilots struggling for survival in the vastness of the Pacific. Cats to the rescue.
An Fw-190 undergoing some TLC.
When the 🇦🇷Argentine Navy flagship, the light cruiser General Belgrano, was sunk by the 🇬🇧British submarine HMS Conqueror’s torpedo on 2 May 1982, a total of 323 of the surface ship’s crew died as she went down. Some 700 others were then rescued from the freezing water. Those deaths represented over half the total KIA suffered by Argentina in the entire 74-day Falklands War.
[via: Strategy & Tactics Press]
A German Siebel ferry, here at anchor carrying four 88 mm Flak 36 anti-aircraft and two 20 mm FlaK 38 anti-aircraft guns. Used in coastal waters, the Siebel ferry could carry heavy loads. It evacuated just about everything from Sicily. #ww2 #history