Flak

The restoration of B-26 Marauder ‘Flak-Bait’, the Only US warplane to Survive 200 Bombing Missions during World War II

The restoration of B-26 Marauder ‘Flak-Bait’, the Only US warplane to Survive 200 Bombing Missions during World War II

The B-26 Marauder Although the Marauder did not make its first flight until Nov. 25, 1940, its design showed such… Read More

1 month ago

A detailed account of the restoration of B-26 Marauder ‘Flak-Bait’, the Only US warplane to Survive 200 Bombing Missions during World War II

During the restoration process, a number of interesting discoveries have been made on B-26 Marauder ‘Flak-Bait’ airframe. When World War… Read More

1 year ago

Remembering Donald C. Spalinger, the P-47 pilot shot down by German flak while diving on the gun positions in the hope of distract them from targeting a B-25 bomber formation

The P-47s from the 66th Squadron, 57th Fighter Wing, escorted the B-25 bombers. When enemy fighters failed to appear, the… Read More

2 years ago

B-17G “Wee Willie” down: the story behind the dramatic photo of the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom

B-17G Flying Fortress “Wee Willie” had completed 127 missions and was destroyed on its 128th. The main picture in this… Read More

2 years ago

P-47 Thunderbolt pilot explains why strafing German trains during World War II was a dangerous business

Trains were never safe from roaming P-47 Thunderbolts on armed reconnaissance missions. However, German tactics quickly made strafing them a… Read More

2 years ago

The Story of Bruce Carr, the P-51D Pilot who left on a mission flying a Mustang and RTB flying a Luftwaffe FW 190

Col. Carr didn’t really have time to line up on the runway, he just gunned it across a corner of… Read More

4 years ago

Allied Heavies Vs German Flak: why Allied Bombers Never Defeated Nazi’s Flakwaffe

During 1944 the percentage of allied bombers lost to or damaged by enemy fighters declined sharply, while the percentage damaged… Read More

5 years ago