World War II was one of the most tragic and devastating periods in history. The war began when Germany invaded Poland in 1939. Two days later, France and Great Britain joined and sided with Poland. Later on, more and more countries would join, each choosing a side that would create the Axis and the Allies.
On the Allies side, we had Great Britain, France (except for when they were occupied by Germany), China and the USA, and the Axis was made up of Germany, Italy and Japan. Regardless of which side each country was on, they all made use of aviation to further the fight in a war that would last for more than five years.
Between the years 1939 and 1945, technological advancements in the aviation world were made to help the war on both sides. The list of aircraft used during those five-plus years was long and included fighter planes, bombers and attack planes, seaplanes, transport and utility aircraft and recon planes. While the Allies used planes like the Boeing P-12, the Curtis Hawk and the Gloster Goblin, the Axis used Polikarpov 1-5s, Focke-Wulf Fw 190s and Heinkel He 112s.
Today, we want to find out whether you remember what was used over 50 years ago to fight one of the most notorious wars in the world. Do you think you can tell us the names of the countries that these World War II planes came from? Let's find out!