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National Forces
German Sturmgeschütz Units

Somewhat unique in its military classification, the German Sturmgeschütz fought, although part of the artillery, together with other fighting vehicles and the infantry directly at the front lines.

  • 19 October 2015
The Imperial Japanese Army Air Service

Japanese military aviation, as with so many other nations, had its humble origins in the use of balloons for battlefield reconnaissance. Observation balloons were used with some success during the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905, sowing the seeds of a proud aviation heritage within the Japanese military.

  • 6 October 2015
No.300 Bomber Squadron

The No. 300 (Polish) Bomber Squadron was a unit within the British Royal Air Force, composed of aviators of Polish origin. It fought besides other Allied formations until the very end of the war.

  • 24 September 2015
23rd HQ Special Troops, the "Ghost Army"

Deception is a common tool of war, the Trojan Horse a classic example. During WW2 all sides created elaborate distractions and hoaxes, but none was as extensive, innovate, and complete as the U.S. Army’s 23rd Headquarters Special Troop, the Ghost Army.

  • 21 September 2015
Colombian Air Force

Although barely involved in the war, the Colombian Air Force had fascinating prewar ties with both Germany and America, resulting in a truly unique history and a strong organization to be proud of.

  • 16 September 2015
The Iraqi Air Force

In today's National Forces article, we will take a look at the Air Force of Iraq which, during World War II, took part in combat operations on both the Allied and Axis side.

  • 25 August 2015
Philippine Air Force

The history of the Philippine Air Force started in March 1937. It was then that the Philippine National Guard was created via the Militia Act 2715.

  • 4 August 2015
Argentine Air Force

In this 'Air Forces' article, we take a look at the Air Force of Argentinia, it's origins, own aircraft developments and military involvements.

  • 9 July 2015
Royal Danish Airforce

Todays article of the 'Air Forces' series investigates the origins and history of the Royal Danish Air Force and the airmen in its service.

  • 2 July 2015
The Irish Air Corps

The origins of military aviation in Ireland are nothing if not unique. With the purchase of a single Martinsyde Type A biplane, Irish military aviation was born.

  • 25 June 2015
Mexican Expeditionary Air Force

Read about the brief history of the Mexican Expeditionary Air Force and participate in a special event designed for all P-47 pilots!

  • 19 June 2015
653rd Heavy Panzerjäger Battalion

The 653rd Heavy Panzerjäger Battalion was a Tank Destroyer Battalion comprised of Ferdinads and Jagdtigers.

  • 17 June 2015
Israeli Air Force

Read today in our Air Forces series about the Israeli Air Force, established in 1948 as the direct successor of the Sherut Avir, the air wing of Israel's underground armed forces. 

  • 3 June 2015
Chilean Air Force and Peruvian Air Force

Discover the story of Chilean and Peruvian Air Forces, two countries from the western coast of South America.


  • 27 May 2015
New Zealand Air Force [Decal included]

The history of aviation in New Zealand can be dated as far back as 1913. It was then that New Zealand received two Bleriot XI monoplanes supplied by Great Britain.


  • 13 May 2015