Another of Ian's articles on members of the Royal Australian Air Force, Gibbes was one of the best-known Australian fighter aces of World War II, and the longest-serving wartime commanding officer of No. 3 Squadron RAAF. Created in 2007, this article passed GA and A-Class reviews on its way to FA.
This innovative article describes the naval deception operations undertaken by the Allies to confuse the Germans prior to the D-Day landings in June 1944. It forms part of a series of high-quality articles on World War II deceptions to be developed by Errant, and passed GA and A-Class reviews before being nominated for FA.
This unit has the longest period of continual operation of any of the service's flying squadrons, and operated the remarkable de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou tactical transport for 45 of its 70 years of service. Nick took the article through GA and A-Class reviews prior to its successful FAC.
Nominator Crisco noted that this propaganda piece on the rise and fall of the 30 September Movement was "compulsory viewing for much of the 80s and 90s, and broadcast yearly on Indonesian TV channels to, shall we say, remind the populace why the New Order and President Suharto were truly for the nation".
Another in Cliftonian's series on Rhodesian military and political history, this article notes how participation in World War I influenced the UK government's decision to grant self-government to the colony, yet how little this participation remains in the cultural memory of modern Zimbabwe.
The latest in Peacemaker67's series of articles on German military units of World War II which were raised in the Balkans, this article covers the history of a division which was raised for combat on Eastern Front but employed in anti-partisan operations in the former Yugoslavia instead.
Zawed introduced the subject of this article by noting that "Frank Worsley was a merchant seaman, a sailor, a polar explorer alongside Ernest Shackleton, a lecturer and he did a bit of treasure hunting on the side". If that's not enough, Worsley also achieved one of the few Q ship victories against a German submarine, won the Distinguished Service Order for transporting supplies to forces fighting the Bolsheviks and repeatedly attempted to volunteer for service in World War II despite being in his late 60s at the time.
Another of Ian's biographies of RAAF personalities, this article covers the life of an "Australian fighter ace and squadron commander of the North African campaign during WWII, who subsequently rose to lead two wings in the South West Pacific" as well as fighter squadron in the Korean War. The article passed a GA review in 2010, and Ian further developed it to A-class following Steege's recent death.
Initially intended as the third of the Yamato-class battleships, Shinano was instead built as an aircraft carrier. She was torpedoed by an American submarine nine days after being commissioned and before she was completed, and remains the "largest warship ever sunk".
This article provides a comprehensive listing of the battleships built or designed for the Italian Navy. The development of the article formed one of the last stages in completing the Italian section of Wikipedia's "Operation Majestic Titan".
This article covers a large, but only partially successful, British carrier airstrike on the German battleship Tirpitz during World War II. Nick redeveloped the article between January and August, and it represents a significant change from his recent focus on Australian military aviation!
Voss was a Germany flying ace of World War I who downed as many as 48 aircraft before being shot down and killed in one of the most famous aerial engagements of the war. As part of the article's development George increased its length by 50% over an eight day period.
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