10 Largest Air to Air Battles in Military History
While the more infamous battles made famous by Hollywood first come to mind, there are numerous other less well-known air-to-air battles in our history that could be considered the most remarkable.
Battle of Kursk
This enormous air battle was considered to be the costliest single day of aerial combat that ultimately ended in a crippling defeat for the Germans.
Battle of Britain
In order to prepare for this enormous battle, German forces gathered over two thousand combat ready planes to attack Britain.
St. Mihiel Air Battle
In this battle, outnumbering the Germans at three to one, the allied forces rose together for one of the first and largest aerial assaults of the time.
Operation Mole Cricket 19
In an incredible tactical maneuver, ninety Israeli aircrafts destroyed eighty of the one hundred Syrian aircrafts without suffering a single loss.
Battle of the Phil. Sea
Seven hundred Japanese planes fought against the United States’ one thousand in one of the most decisive battle of World War Two.
Air Battle of El Mansoura
This battle between Israel and Egypt lasted just under an hour, making it one of the longest aerial battles between jets.
Taking place in MiG Alley, the results of the joint efforts of North Korea and the USSR against the USA is what many experts attribute to the birth of modern jet warfare.
Air Battle Over Nis
This air battle was the only direct conflict that had ever occurred between the USA and the USSR.
The Dieppe Raid
Considered to be the largest single day of air combat in World War Two, this battle took place between Allied Forces and Germany in 1942.
Germany won this aerial battle against Allied forces, but what makes this battle famous is the fact that there were no civilian casualties.
Established in 1819, Norwich University is a nationally recognized institution of higher education, the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), and the first private military college in the United States. Through its online programs, Norwich delivers relevant and applicable curricula that allow its students to make a positive impact on their places of work and their communities.
Norwich University’s Master of Arts in Military History program takes an unbiased and global approach towards exploring military thought, theory and engagement throughout recorded history. The unique curriculum of the online Master of Arts in Military History program was developed by the distinguished faculty of Norwich University and guided by the goals outlined by the American Historical Association. This highly regarded program is designed to help build your proficiency as a historian, and places our world’s military achievements and conflicts in chronological, geographical, political and economic context.