I believe they carried their flight suit, and sometimes a life jacket, commonly called a 'Mae West'. From scenes in the Battle Of Britain film (1970) The pilots had oxygen masks , with radio leads attatched, and goggles, all of which would be readied before going into battle. The pilot would also carry a revolver or pistol, though not all pilots did so. They would carry a parachute for bailing out as well. Maps and other documents were sometimes carried. Of course it varied depending on the mission.
The British Pilots As I Remember Were Issued Cards That Had Hidden Maps On Them
Suicide missions in aviation by Japanese pilots in World War 2 were deliberately flying their aircraft into a ship or another aircraft. The Japanese believed this was a high sign of bravery and loyalty to their country.
Japanese pilots who took on suicide missions to dive into US ships.
It was an acronym for "Women Airforce Service Pilots". They flew airplanes to the front, freeing up other pilots to fly the dangerous missions.
Those who require precise night vision like cab drivers and pilots. During World War II, British and American pilots discovered that eating bilberry jam before night missions greatly improved their night vision.
I do know that the US trained Mexican pilots in Texas. These pilots later flew missions in the South Pacific.
there were 100,000 RAF (royal air force) pilots in the World War II and 90,000 died in the war
That would be almost impossible to answer due to the high number of commonwealth and foreign pilots flying in the RAF.
Statistics say that there are 65,000-67,000 pilots world wide. (commercial pilots)
The Tuskegee Airmen are some of the most famous pilots in the world. They are famous for being the first African-American pilots to ever fight in combat. They flew in P51 Mustangs and flew missions all over Germany during World War Two.They flew fighter missions to protect US bombers over the south eastern European theatre.
the british commonwealth air training program trained pilots to fight in the war.
In World War II the Axis powers turned their airplanes into weapons during Kamikaze missions. The Japanese are the most famous for this. Kamikaze missions were suicide missions, so the pilots flew to a target and aimed their plane to the ground and BOOM. Kamikaze missions were also prevalent in sea battles where one plane could take out an entire ship.
Get shot at by German pilots.
They do there are many pilots in the world to do the flights
German pilots who were shot down over Britain in both World Wars became prisoners of war if still alive after crashing or landing. Exactly the same happened to British pilots shot down over Germany.
The British World War II organisation that did daring missions behind enemy lines was Chindits. Chindits were specially trained military soldiers that were deployed deep behind enemy lines during WWII.
Kamikaze pilots in World War 2 were Japanese fighter pilots who took drugs (usually) then flew suicide missions. They would load their planes with explosives and deliberately crash their planes into American battle ships and whatnot, viewing it as a personal sacrifice for the emperor.
No the Japanese Kamikaze pilots were a phenomenon of late World War II.
There is no exact data as to how many airline pilots are in the world. There are an estimated 800,000 in the United States.
There were 2800 Kamikaze pilots killed
A pilot flew an air plane in World War 2, but there were many different reasons for the need of pilots; fighter pilots, transport pilots etc.
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Yes but it was kept secret at the time. The British put it around that their pilots could see in the dark because they ate carrots.
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