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Boeing B-17E aircraft were the first component of Cactus Air Force. Here are all the challenges faced to supply the Flying Fortress bombers that reached South Pacific.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Boeing B-17E aircraft were the first component of Cactus Air Force. Here are all the challenges faced to supply the Flying Fortress bombers that reached South Pacific.
The Fulton-equipped B-17 that saved 007 in the movie Thunderball had also flown the longest B-17 mission ever (it lasted more than 19 hours and was flown over China by a Taiwanese pilot)
Aviation History / Cold War Era / Military Aviation
Did you know that the Fulton-equipped B-17 that saved 007 in the movie Thunderball had also flown the longest B-17 mission ever?
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B-17G “Wee Willie” down: the story behind the dramatic photo of the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
B-17G “Wee Willie” down: the story behind the dramatic photo of the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
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Did you know the pre-flight checklist was first introduced by Boeing following the 1935 crash of the prototype B-17 (then known as the Model 299)?
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you know the pre-flight checklist was first introduced by Boeing following the 1935 crash of the prototype B-17 (then known as the Model 299)?
The story of "I‘m the one with the part in the back," the B-17 Memphis Belle legendary Pin-Up Nose Art
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Warbirds
The story of “I‘m the one with the part in the back,” the B-17 Memphis Belle legendary Pin-Up Nose Art
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The US Navy SBD Dauntless Dive Bombers’ strike and the momentum of Midway shift from the most powerful Carrier Task Force on Earth, to a single remaining Imperial Japanese Navy Carrier
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The US Navy SBD Dauntless Dive Bombers’ strike and the momentum of Midway shift from the most powerful Carrier Task Force on Earth to a single remaining Imperial Japanese Navy Carrier
The story of the Me 163 Komet Rocket fighters that defended the Leuna chemical complex during the USAAF’s Oil Campaign
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the Me 163 Komet Rocket fighters that defended the Leuna chemical complex during the USAAF’s Oil Campaign
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“Things don’t look rosy for our big cities:” Here’s what the Luftwaffe’s leadership thought of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress bomber
Aviation History / Military Aviation
“Things don’t look rosy for our big cities:” Here’s what the Luftwaffe’s leadership thought of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress bomber
The Dogfight where a USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress bomber shot down a Japanese Kawanishi H6K 'Mavis' flying boat
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Imperial Japanese Navy H6K Mavis pilot tells the story of when his Flying Boat was Attacked and nearly Shot Down by B-17 Bombers
Brigadier General Fred Castle, the B-17G Copilot that stayed aboard his crippled Flying Fortress to let his crew bail-out. He was killed in the crash of his bomber after gasoline tanks exploded.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Brigadier General Fred Castle, the B-17G Copilot that stayed aboard his crippled Flying Fortress to let his crew bail-out. He was killed in the crash of his bomber after gasoline tanks exploded.
The story of B-17F Snake Hips: the Fortress that safely RTB after having suffered a flak detonation inside its bomb bay and being nearly destroyed by bombs dropped by its own formation
Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation / Warbirds
The story of B-17F Snake Hips: the Fortress that safely RTB after having suffered a flak detonation inside its bomb bay and being nearly destroyed by bombs dropped by its own formation
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From World War II B-17 pilot Colin P. Kelly to the “Ghost of Kyiv:” How Legends give Nations hope during Time of War
Aviation History / Military Aviation
From World War II B-17 pilot Colin P. Kelly to the “Ghost of Kyiv:” How Legends give Nations hope during Time of War
The Death of Hauptmann Eduard Tratt, the highest-scoring Zerstörer ace of World War II
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Death of Hauptmann Eduard Tratt, the highest-scoring Zerstörer ace of World War II
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B-17 Pilot William R Lawley Jr brought back his Stricken Fortress in England from a Mission over Leipzig with its Bombs still aboard, 7 Wounded Crew Members and two Engines Ablaze
Aviation History / Military Aviation
B-17 Pilot William R Lawley Jr brought back his Stricken Fortress in England from a Mission over Leipzig with its Bombs still aboard, 7 Wounded Crew Members and two Engines Ablaze
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The Dogfight where a USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress bomber shot down a Japanese Kawanishi H6K 'Mavis' flying boat
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Dogfight where a USAAF B-17 Flying Fortress bomber shot down a Japanese Kawanishi H6K ‘Mavis’ flying boat
Strafing and Skip Bombing: how American A-20 and B-25 bombers beat Japanese destroyers during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Strafing and Skip Bombing: how American A-20 and B-25 bombers beat Japanese destroyers during the Battle of the Bismarck Sea
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