Air Aces

British Wing Commander Peter Brothers, RAF, 15 victories Wing Commander Douglas Ian Benham, RAF, 11+ victories Wing Commander Roland Beam, RAF, 10 victories Squadron Leader Andrew McKenzie, RAF, 8+ victories Wing Commander Geoffrey Page, RAF, 5 victories   American Lt. Col. Francis “Gabby” Gabreski, USAAF, 28 victories Capt. Joe Foss, USMC, 26 victories Major Walker…

Direction Finding

The earth’s relationship to the rest of the solar system and the position of the stars in the sky help to locate any position on its surface. Its revolution on its axis produces the changes from light to darkness and its orbit around the sun produces the seasons, for the earth is tilted at an…

Aerial Combat

Some comments by Elliot White Springs, an American fighter ace of the Great War (WWI): The heavens were the grandstand and only the gods were spectators. The stake was the world and the game had no recess. It was the most dangerous of all sports and the most fascinating. It got in the blood like…

PIA 1954-2016

Pakistan International Airlines Corporation (PIA), the flag carrier of Pakistan, was formed on May 25, 1954. The Lockheed Super Constellation (L-1049C),  a four engine propeller driven flying machine, was acquired as the initial equipment, three in number, and the airline flew its first service on June 7, 1954 on sector Karachi to Dacca. This was…

Tribute to a Son of Pakistan

  Born July 1940 Died 12 December 1971 near Okha India Buried at Remains not found Allegiance Pakistan Service Branch Pakistan Air Force Years of service 1954-1971 Rank Wing Commander (Lt. Colonel) Service # PAF 3550 Unit #9 Squadron Griffins Commands Held #9 Squadron Griffins Wars/Battles India-Pakistan 1965 Arab Israeli War 1968 India-Pakistan 1971 Operation…