World War Two (1939-1945)

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First flight of the Supermarine Seafire

Key.Aero details a short but sweet whistle stop tour of the operational history of the Supermarine Seafire to mark the anniversary of the type's first flight

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80th Anniversary: Remembering Pearl Harbor

Exactly 80 years ago today, on December 7, 1941 the Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service launched a surprise attack on the US Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. The attacks on the Hawaiian naval base and airfields set in motion a chain of events that would ultimately help decide the outcome of WW2.

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TYPHOON BUSTING THE MYTHS

WW2 HISTORY TyphoonA troubled fighter that only redeemed itself...

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WW2 HISTORY RN ferry pilot

William Henry Cundell Blake from building his own light aeroplane, the Blake Bluetit to reservist service with the Fleet Air Arm flying 56 different aircraft types

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What happened to World War Two’s female fighter aces?

Previously, we brought you the stories of Yekaterina Budanova and Lydia Litvyak, World War Two’s only female fighter aces. Their lives would soon become interwoven…

Introducing World War Two’s only female fighter aces 

Within the realms of Marina Raskova’s three female fighter regiments, two pilots took their duties to the next level. Read part one of their incredible stories

Lawrence 'Benny' Goodman passes away aged 100

The 100 year old veteran flew operations for 617 Squadron in World War Two and more recently became the advocate of a project to end anti-Semitism

Historic Aviation Quiz

Find out how well you really know the history of aviation in one of our hardest quizzes to date!

WATCH: Working with the man behind The Battle of Britain’s aircraft

Ex-RAF pilot Hamish Mahaddie was the man whose job it was to get the aeroplanes together for The Battle of Britain. One of the film’s pilots, John Preece, and Spitfire historian Peter Arnold discuss their memories of him

WATCH: “How I became a pilot in the Battle of Britain film”

John Preece spent the summer of 1968 filming in one of the most iconic historic aviation movies ever made. Here’s how he got into it…