Cactus Air Force

USMC F/A-18 pilots explain how they successfully located downed civilian aircraft that led emergency response personnel to provide medical assistance to the injured

USMC F/A-18 pilots explain how they successfully located downed civilian aircraft that led emergency response personnel to provide medical assistance to the injured

‘Once Lt.Col. Christopher Baker located him, I remained up high to act as a radio relay with Fort Worth Center… Read More

5 months ago

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.

Supplying the B-17 Flying Fortress squadrons in South Pacific added a whole dimension of challenge. Cactus Air Force refers to… Read More

1 year ago

Here’s how Cactus Air Force was able to Repel every Japanese Assault during the Battle of Guadalcanal

The Cactus Air Force, primarily flying the rugged Wildcat fighter and the incomparable Dauntless divebomber, weathered every Japanese assault and… Read More

4 years ago