Classified as "noncombatants' despite the hazards of their assignments, the women pilots of the UK Air Transport Auxiliary flew new aeroplanes to airfields, and brought back seriously damaged planes for repairs, as well as towing targets for gunnery units to practice shooting at. Here's a shiny new Supermarine Spitfire on its way to a combat unit.

Due to the non-combat nature of their work, Air Transport Auxilliary used women pilots to deliver aéroplanes to the various units. Here, a Supermarine Spitfire is on its way ~

CF5 and CF-18 of the RCAF

Royal Canadian Air Force McDonnell-Douglas Hornet and Canadair Freedom Fighter


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Beurling was recognised as "Canada's most famous hero of Second World War", as "The Falcon of Malta" and the "Knight of Malta", having shot down 27 Axis aircraft in just 14 days over the besieged Mediterranean island. Before the war ended, his total climbed to either 31. In his attempt to continue combat flying in the postwar era, Beurling lost his life in a crash while delivering an aircraft to Israel. No wonder Canada is proud of him.

George "Buzz" Beurling (December the most successful Canadian fighter pilot of World War II, with 31 kills. He was a very interesting and eccentric person. He sadly died in a plane crash at the age of only

RCAF CF100 Canuck fighter jets.

Very nice view air / air of two Avro Canada Canuck from 423 Squadron based at Grostenquin for all weather interception.

A good day's work: Flight-Sergeant G F “Screwball” Beurling of No. 249 Squadron RAF, standing by a sandbag revetment at Ta Kali, Malta, with the rudder and unit emblem cut from a crash-landed Macchi MC.202 of the Regia Aeronautica, one of four enemy aircraft which he shot down over Gozo on 27 July 1942.

Canadian Spitfire Ace scores four over Malta