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The Soviets sure loved their P39's.

Soviet aces Capt Aleksandr Klubov, Maj Grigorii Rechkalov, Lt Andrei Trud and Maj Boris Glinka, 1944

Lieutenant Leder (Leder) and aircraft technician standing on the wing of a fighter P-39D «Cobra» (Bell P-39D Airacobra) from the 35th Fighte...

Lieutenant Leder (Leder) and aircraft technician standing on the wing of a fighter (Bell Airacobra) ~ BFD

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

Heartbreaking photos of troops on the eve of the Somme 100 years ago

Knee-deep in mud: Wading through a trench on the Somme are Major Beauchamp Magrath (left) of the East Lancashire Regiment, killed on June and Captain Paul Hammond, right, who died on February The other two soldiers are not identified.

Hauptmann Egon Mayer (1917-1944), Kommandeur III./Jagdgeschwader 2 "Richthofen", Ritterkreuz 01.08.1941, Eichenlaub (232) 16.04.1943, Schwerter (51) 02.03.1944

✠ Egon Mayer August 1917 – 2 March Shot down by Thunderbolt escort fighters near Montmédy, France. RK Leutnant Flugzeugführer i.

Salvo D'Acquisto nasce a Napoli il 15 ottobre del 1920. E' vice brigadiere quando il 23 settembre 1943 a soli 23 anni si sacrifica per salvare la vita a 22 cittadini italiani.  Le SS avrebbero fucilato tutti e 22 gli innocenti se non si fosse auto-accusato della morte di 2 soldati tedeschi il giorno prima.

'Se muoio per altri cento, rinasco altre cento volte: Dio è con me e io non ho paura!’ ‘If I die for one hundred more, I reborn one hundred times more : God is with me and I am not scared !

Chuck Yeager

Chuck Yeager, in the cockpit of his sound barrier-breaking Bell 1947

Marina RASKOVA, the Soviet aviatress-navigator, the captain; one of the first women, awarded Hero of Soviet Union (1912-1943)

Aviator Babe ~Captain Marina Raskova, Soviet Pilot and Navigator, one of the first women, awarded Hero of Soviet Union

Товарищи поздравляют А.И.Покрышкина с присвоением ему третьей Звезды Героя Советского Союза

Comrades congratulate AIexander Pokryshkina by assigning him the third time, the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. His American Bell Airacobra fighter aircraft sits in the background, Guards Fighter Aviation Regiment - Summer

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