Aviation History

Legendary German Ace Adolf Galland recalls when He nearly Burned to Death after his Messerschmitt Bf 109 was badly damaged by a RAF Spitfire

Legendary German Ace Adolf Galland recalls when He nearly Burned to Death after his Messerschmitt Bf 109 was badly damaged by a RAF Spitfire

Legendary German Ace Adolf Galland By far the best-known of Germany’s World War II fighter pilots and air leaders, Lieutenant General… Read More

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The USAF Skyraider pilot who landed his SPAD on a besieged airstrip to rescue another crash-landed A-1 pilot

The A-1 Skyraider Designed as a US Navy carrier-based aircraft, the AD (Attack, Douglas) Skyraider first flew in 1945. The… Read More

1 month ago

USAAF P-38 pilot recalls colliding with a Luftwaffe Me 109 to avoid his buddy’s damaged Lightning being shot down by the German fighter

The P-38 Lightning The P-38 was originally conceived as an advanced, high-performance twin-engine interceptor. On Feb. 11, 1939, Lt. Ben… Read More

1 month ago

On the Eve of the Battle of Midway Legendary Naval Aviator Jimmy Thach had 27 F4F Wildcat fighters and was his Squadron’s Only Pilot

Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway, fought near the Central Pacific island of Midway, is considered the decisive battle… Read More

1 month ago

The Development and Life of YF-16 #72-1568: The story of the Longest Serving F-16

The F-16 The F-16 evolved from a 1972 USAF Lightweight Fighter prototype program which sought a small, lightweight, low cost,… Read More

1 month ago

XB-70 pilot recalls when his Valkyrie crashed after an F-104 chase plane collided with its vertical stabilizer

The XB-70 Valkyrie The futuristic XB-70 Valkyrie was originally conceived in the 1950s as a high-altitude, nuclear strike bomber that… Read More

1 month ago

The C-141 is possibly The Most Significant Aircraft in History of Jet Airlifter Design. Here’s why.

The C-141 Airlifter The C-141 Starlifter was the US Air Force’s first major jet aircraft designed to meet military standards… Read More

1 month ago

That time America’s Top Ace Dick Bong fought alone against Nine Japanese Zero Fighters. He shot down two of them and damaged another before safely RTB.

The P-38 Lightning The P-38 was originally conceived as an advanced, high-performance twin-engine interceptor. On Feb. 11, 1939, Lt. Ben… Read More

1 month ago

The German teenager who humiliated the Soviet War Machine by landing his Cessna 172 in Moscow’s Red Square: the story of Mathias Rust

Mathias Rust On May 28, 1987, West German Private Pilot Mathias Rust managed to make international headlines by flying his… Read More

2 months ago