world war II

The Evolution of Plane Spotting: From Wartime Necessity to Beloved Hobby

May 31, 2024

One of the unsung heroes of WWII were known as plane spotters, people who were dedicated to observing and logging aircraft through forms of photography and videography.  The term was coined during the start of WWII, when the Royal Observer Corps (U.K.) encouraged civilians to become spotters and document airplanes from observation posts throughout coastal…

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