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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 B-17 after their first encounter with a captured Flying Fortress
Commander of Memphis Belle tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Commander of Memphis Belle tells the story of the B-17 Flying Fortress raid on the Focke-Wulf plant at Bremen (featured in Memphis Belle movie)
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Mustang Vs Spitfire: when a RAF Mustang was fitted with a Merlin 61 engine it outpaced the Spitfire Mk IX even when the Spit pilot pushed the throttle in supercharger boost
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Mustang Vs Spitfire: when a RAF Mustang was fitted with a Merlin 61 engine it outpaced the Spitfire Mk IX even when the Spit pilot pushed the throttle in supercharger boost
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Almost nothing went right: the first unsuccessful B-29 raid on Tokyo (led by former commander of Memphis Belle)
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Almost nothing went right: the first, unsuccessful B-29 raid on Tokyo (led by former commander of Memphis Belle)
WWII Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots explain why attacking a B-17 formation from behind was like ‘trying to make love to a porcupine that is on fire’
Aviation History / Military Aviation
WWII Luftwaffe Fighter Pilots explain why attacking a B-17 formation from behind was like ‘trying to make love to a porcupine that is on fire’
The story behind the horrific photo of B-17G “Wee Willie,” the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story behind the horrific photo of B-17G “Wee Willie,” the Flying Fortress with one wing blown off, plummeting to its doom
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Here’s why the B-29 remote controlled turrets were worse than B-17 and B-24 manned turrets in protecting the aircraft from enemy fighters
Aviation History / Military Aviation / Weapons
Here’s why the B-29 remote controlled turrets were worse than B-17 and B-24 manned turrets in protecting the aircraft from enemy fighters
Meet the B-17 All American: the Flying Fortress that made it home after being sliced by the wing of a Luftwaffe Me 109
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Meet the B-17 All American: the Flying Fortress that made it home after being sliced by the wing of a Luftwaffe Me 109
America’s Top Ace Richard Bong nailed a crocodile With a burst of 20mm cannon fire from his P-38 to protect his comrades trying to rescue a fellow pilot who had been missing in the jungle
Aviation History / Military Aviation
America’s Top Ace Richard Bong nailed a crocodile With a burst of 20mm cannon fire from his P-38 to protect his comrades trying to rescue a fellow pilot who had been missing in the jungle
‘Masters of the Air,’ the New Apple TV+ Series About ‘Mighty Eighth’ Air Force in WWII, to premiere globally Friday, Jan. 26, 2024
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
‘Masters of the Air,’ the New Apple TV+ Series About ‘Mighty Eighth’ Air Force in WWII, to premiere globally Friday, Jan. 26, 2024
The story of Walter Beckham, P-47 Thunderbolt pilot and Eighth Air Force’s Leading Ace shot down while pioneering Airfield Strafing Tactics against Luftwaffe Aircraft
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of Walter Beckham, the P-47 Thunderbolt pilot and Eighth Air Force’s Leading Ace shot down while pioneering Airfield Strafing Tactics against Luftwaffe Aircraft
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The day Luftwaffe Bf 109s attacked USAAF P-38s escorting 72 B-25s and failed to shoot down a single bomber thanks to the determined defense mounted by the Lightning pilots
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The day Luftwaffe Bf 109s attacked USAAF P-38s escorting 72 B-25s and failed to shoot down a single bomber thanks to the determined defense mounted by the Lightning pilots
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
“The Flying Fortress looked like a roof collapsing upon me:” the Zero pilot that during an attack on a B-17 got scared by the bomber size and erroneously collided with it
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
“The Flying Fortress looked like a roof collapsing upon me:” the Zero pilot that during an attack on a B-17 got scared by the bomber size and erroneously collided with it
Sponsored by: Osprey Publishing
The story of the Brazilian P-47 that safely RTB after it had a wing sheared off against a chimney on a strafing run and its tail damaged by Spitfires that mistook it for a German fighter
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of the P-47 that safely RTB after it had a wing sheared off against a chimney during a strafing run and its tail damaged by Spitfires that mistook it for a German fighter
The story of Alan E. Magee, the B-17 belly gunner who survived a 20,000-foot fall without parachute from his damaged Flying Fortress
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The story of Alan E. Magee, the B-17 belly gunner who survived a 20,000-foot fall without parachute from his damaged Flying Fortress
The story of the Japanese Naval Aviator who became the only Axis Pilot to bomb US Mainland during World War II
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of the Japanese Naval Aviator who became the only Axis Pilot to bomb US Mainland during World War II
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