Me 262

3d model Me 262 A1a

German Messerschmitt jet fighter-bomber A2a and interceptor A1a Messerschmitt Me 262 Type: German jet fighter, interceptor, fighter-bomber and night-fighter. History: In the Messerschmitt Me 262 the German aircraft industry created a potentially war-winning aircraft which could have restored to the Luftwaffe command of the skies over Germany. Compared with Allied fighters of its day, including the first RAF jet fighter Meteor I, which entered service at the same time, it was much faster and packed a much heavier punch. Radar-equipped night fighter versions and sub-types designed to stand off from large bomber formations and blast them out of the sky … learn more

War Diary October 2, 1939

German soldiers are 'mopping up' Polish soldiers

WW2 War Diary for Monday, October 2, 1939: Politics Pan-American Security Zone established. USA and Latin American States forbid naval and air operations in sea areas up to 600 miles from their coasts. Home Fronts Special tribunals begin to deal with 50,000 enemy aliens registered in London area. Occupied countries Czechoslovakia: Czech National Army in Exile to be formed in France. Franco-Czech agreement signed.

War Diary October 2, 1944

PoWs of Polish Home Army

WW2 War Diary for Monday, October 2, 1944: Occupied countries Poland: END OF WARSAW RISING. Decimated Polish Home Army of General Bor forced to surrender to Germans. 200,000 Poles killed. Holland: Population of Dutch Island in ScheIdt Estuary warned that Allies intend to bomb dykes and create disastrous floods. Western Front US 1st Army attacks Siegfried Line, north of Aachen. Air War Europe: Squadron-Leader Berry, who has destroyed 60 V-1s, in his Hawker Tempest fighter, missing over Holland.