Curtis LeMay

The story of the Blue Angels F11F pilots that developed the team’s trademark Back-to-Back Pass maneuver

The story of the Blue Angels F11F pilots that developed the team’s trademark Back-to-Back Pass maneuver

The two solo pilots on the 1958 team, John Damian and John Dewenter developed the back-to-back pass. The origins of… Read More

9 months ago

The story of when the Convair XB-36 Peacemaker was fitted with Track-Type Landing Gear to operate from Arctic Staging Bases

In June 1948, the XB-36 briefly became a training aid for SAC, which was expecting its first production B-36A for… Read More

2 years ago

General Curtis LeMay wanted a bomber variant of the A-12 but the SR-71 Blackbird was developed instead

General Curtis LeMay needed Johnson to convert the A-12 variant of the Blackbird to an extended range deep penetration bomber… Read More

3 years ago

Here’s Why LeMay (and not MacArthur) Had Tactical Control of the Super Weapon that Played a Pivotal Role in Defeating Imperial Japan

Because of disappointing results garnered from high-altitude B-29 bombing using high-explosive ordnance, LeMay decided to switch to low-altitude incendiary missions…… Read More

5 years ago

The Blue Angels F11F Back-to-Back Pass that thrilled SAC General Curtis Lemay

General Curtis LeMay threw his cigar down and said, ‘I don’t believe this.’ The Blue Angels traded the F9F-8 Cougar… Read More

5 years ago