Tag: World War II

WWII VETERANS SHARE MEMORIES OF THE ICONIC B-17 FLYING FORTRESS

The iconic B-17 dropped more than 640,000 tons of bombs on European targets and downed more enemy aircraft per thousand raids than any other...

MOODY AFB A-10C WARTHOGS PAY TRIBUTE TO ORIGINAL FLYING TIGER

23d FG A-10C Warthogs are charged with carrying on the Flying Tigers heritage On Apr. 5-20 the 167th Airlift Wing at Shepherd Field Air National...

THIS DAY IN AVIATION HISTORY: THE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS AND THE FIRST...

Even if the Doolittle Raid caused only minor damage, it forced the Japanese to recall combat forces for home defense and raised fears among...

WHEN THE OLD MEETS THE NEW: WWII FIGHTER PILOT WHO FLEW...

Flying the P-38 was just like you were driving along in a Cadillac: it just purrs out there with 1300 horses in each engine Retired...

LEGENDARY B-17F MEMPHIS BELLE TO BE PLACED ON PUBLIC DISPLAY AT...

The B-17F Memphis Belle is an icon that represents the thousands of bomber crews, maintainers, and others supporting the bomber mission, whose service and...

IMPRESSIVE VIDEO SHOWS V1 FLYING BOMB RC MODEL PERFORMING AT CLASSIC FIGHTERS...

The V1 flying bomb was an early cruise missile and the first production aircraft to use a pulsejet for power Taken on Apr. 5, 2015...

FIRST IN, LAST OUT: THE STORY AND EVOLUTION OF THE SEAD...

Modern battlefields are characterized by numerous integrated air defense systems and the Wild Weasels provide access to these contested environments In World War II (WWII),...

THE STORY OF THE B-29 SUPERFORTRESS NAVIGATOR WHO PHOTOGRAPHED THE FIRST...

Tibbets came over to us and said ‘there is a new bomb under construction and, if successful, it will shorten the war' The following article...

Royal Air Force airman becomes the first amputee to fly solo...

Sergeant Alan Robinson lost a leg in a motorcycle accident Sergeant Alan Robinson, a Royal Air Force (RAF) airman who lost a leg in a...

75 Years of Airpower: the 2016 Aviation Nation Air Show highlights

The Aviation Nation Air Show also featured the final performance of the year for the United States Air Force Thunderbirds As explained by Airman 1st...

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