The term “dogfight” originated during WWI. The pilot had to turn off the plane’s engine from time to time so it would not stall when the plane turned quickly in the air. When a pilot restarted his engine midair, it sounded like dogs barking.
Gentile in the cockpit of his P-51B. After downing 3 planes on April 8, he was the top scoring 8th Air Force ace when he crashed "Shangri La", on April 13, 1944 while stunting over the 4th FG's airfield at Debden for a group of assembled press reporters and movie cameras. His CO, Blakeslee, immediately grounded Gentile as a result, and he was sent back to the US for a tour selling war bonds. ,
Polikarpov I-16 - The I-16 was introduced in the mid-1930s and formed the backbone of the Soviet Air Force at the beginning of World War II. The diminutive fighter, nicknamed "Ishak" ("Donkey") by Soviet pilots, prominently featured in the Second Sino-Japanese War, the Battle of Khalkhin Gol and the Spanish Civil War—where it was called the Rata ("Rat") by the Nationalists or Mosca ("Fly") by the Republicans. The Finnish nickname for I-16 was Siipiorava ("Flying Squirrel"). Source: Wikipedia
A Deutsches Afrikakorps officer exchanging perhaps a message (the aircraft’s strut mask the type of object) with the pilot of a Luftwaffe’s observation plane Henschel Hs 126B of 2.(H)/14. The Hs 126 remained in service in North Africa until August 1942
Rescue seaplane Cant z. 506B belonged to Italian-139 Squadron. July 29, 1942 year he saved the crew of 4 from a downed Bristol Beaufort . The seaplane was also 4-3 crew members, one of the italian hit an RAF crew member with a pistol. However the British prisoners attacked him and because took his weapon and captured the Italian crew at gunpoint, they seized the plane and forced the pilot to fly to the British base in Malta.
One of the most unorthodox and daring pilots of World War II, '<i>Warby</i>' Warburton was the only bomber pilot to become an ace, shooting down a Savoia Marchetti SM.79, a Macchi MC.200 and three Cant Z.506Bs, one of which is depicted here being attacked by Warburton's Martin Maryland AR705.