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13 Jun 44: An English brewery donates a sizable amount of fresh beer for the troops fighting in Normandy and a unique delivery method is created, strapping kegs to the underwings of Spitfires being shipped to forward airfields. Flying at 12,000 feet chills the brew to perfection. The troops love it, but the British Ministry of Revenue and Excise steps in and informs the brewer that it is in violation of law to export beer without paying taxes on it. End of "authorized" beer runs.

13 June An English brewery donates a sizable amount of fresh beer for the troops fighting in Normandy and a unique delivery method is created, strapping kegs to the underwings of Spitfires being shipped to forward airfields. Flying at 12 000 feet chi

This former Squadron Leader of the legendary 303 Polish squadron had escaped from Poland when the Nazis invaded, flown in the Battle of Britain, shot down 9 enemy aircraft, been shot down himself, then escaped from a German POW transport.

This former Squadron Leader of the legendary 303 Polish squadron had escaped from Poland when the Nazis invaded, flown in the Battle of Britain, shot down 9 enemy aircraft, been shot down himself, then escaped from a German POW transport.

A pilot of No. 175 Squadron RAF scrambles to his waiting Hawker Typhoon Mark IB at B5 Airstrip Le Fresne-Camilly, Calvados, France following a call from the Group Control Centre ordering an air strike. 24th July 1944. (© IWM CL 570)

A pilot of No. 175 Squadron RAF scrambles to his waiting Hawker Typhoon Mk IB fighter-bomber at Le Fresne-Camilly in Normandy, 24 July - Category:World War II forces of Britain in France - Wikimedia Commons

World War II in colour - England, circa 1945 Ace American pilot Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski poses in a cockpit. The flags refer to the 28 enemy planes brought down by Gabreski. If you look closely above the swastikas it names the type of plane shot down.

World War II in colour - England, circa 1945 Ace American pilot Lieutenant Colonel Francis S. Gabreski poses in a cockpit. The flags refer to the 28 enemy planes brought down by Gabreski.

Mitsubishi A6M-3 Type 22 Zero, JNAF 251 Kōkūtai (Tail code UI105) flown by Japanese ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa known as the 'Red Devil of Rabaul' by the allied pilots and became Japans leading Ace of WWII.

Mitsubishi Type 22 Zero, JNAF 251 Kōkūtai (Tail code flown by Japanese ace Hiroyoshi Nishizawa known as the 'Red Devil of Rabaul' by the allied pilots and became Japans leading Ace of WWII. Seen here flying over the Solomon Islands in May

Lockheed P-38J formation in ETO, World War Two

June Lockheed Lightning fighter planes cross the English countryside on their way to France on D-Day. Note The invasion stripes, unique to that operation for easy identification of Allied aircraft on that busy day.