Joseph Stalin called it the aircraft “as essential to the Red Army as air and bread” and a formation of them once took out 70 tanks in 20 minutes. So why does it feel like the world has forgotten the Ilyushin Il-2?
From beneath the blanket of darkness, an all-female regiment would glide through the night and strike fear into the hearts of the Germans. This is the story of the ‘Night Witches’
How a P-51 Mustang pilot single-handedly saved a formation of B-17s – and got a Medal of Honour in the process