World War II

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The story of the Piper L-4H Grasshopper crew that used their Colt. 45 Pistols to shoot down a Fieseler Fi 156 Storch
Aviation History / Military Aviation
That time a USAAF Piper L-4H Grasshopper crew shot down a German Fieseler Fi 156 Storch by means of their Colt. 45 Pistols
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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 414 B-29s were lost bombing Japan? For every Superfortress lost to the enemy, almost two were lost to accidents and crashes.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you know 414 B-29s were lost bombing Japan? For every Superfortress lost to the enemy, almost two were lost to accidents and crashes.
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)?
Did you know Royal Navy’s Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers were able to damage Bismarck because its guns could not target planes moving so slowly?
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you know Royal Navy’s Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bombers were able to damage Bismarck because its guns could not target planes moving so slowly?
The Original Tomcat: Did you know the Grumman F7F Tigercat was originally to be named the Tomcat?
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The Original Tomcat: Did you know the Grumman F7F Tigercat was originally to be named “Tomcat?”
In 1945 twelve USAAF B-25 aircraft bombed a rocky outcrop in the Alps to cause a landslide to block a road. But the mountain resisted the onslaught of bombs and two Mitchells were shot down.
Aviation History / Military Aviation
In 1945 twelve USAAF B-25 aircraft bombed a rocky outcrop in the Alps to cause a landslide to block a road. But the mountain resisted the onslaught of bombs and two Mitchells were shot down.
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The story of Robert Lee Scott, the P-40 pilot who waged a one-man war against Imperial Japan and became AVG commander when the unit became the 23rd Fighter Group
Aviation History / Military Aviation
The story of Robert Lee Scott, the P-40 pilot who waged a one-man war against Imperial Japan and became AVG commander when the unit became the 23rd Fighter Group
The Story of Bruce Carr, the P-51D Pilot who left on a mission flying a Mustang and RTB flying a Luftwaffe FW 190
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
Thanks Luftwaffe: that time a P-51D Pilot left on a mission flying a Mustang and RTB flying a German FW 190
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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USS Connecticut near loss and the Year of Lost Subs. In 1968 four Submarines were lost: the French Minerve, the Israeli Dakar, the Soviet K-129 and the American USS Scorpion.
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USS Connecticut near loss and the Year of Lost Subs. In 1968 four Submarines were lost: the French Minerve, the Israeli Dakar, the Soviet K-129 and the American USS Scorpion.
Legendary Luftwaffe Bf 109 Ace Werner Mölders tells the story of when he was shot down by Armée de l’Air D.520 Ace René Pomier Layrargues
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Legendary Luftwaffe Bf 109 Ace Werner Mölders tells the story of when he was shot down by Armée de l’Air D.520 Ace René Pomier Layrargues
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An in-Depth Analysis of why Allied Heavy Bombing on D-Day Failed
Aviation History / Military Aviation
An in-Depth Analysis of why Allied Heavy Bombing on D-Day Failed
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On the Eve of the Battle of Midway Legendary Naval Aviator Jimmy Thach had 27 F4F Wildcat fighters and was his Squadron’s Only Pilot
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Did you Know on the Eve of the Battle of Midway Legendary Naval Aviator Jimmy Thach had 27 F4F Wildcat fighters and was his Squadron’s Only Pilot?
The “accidental” arrival of the legendary F4U Corsair in the South Pacific and the story of Ken Walsh, the first man to become a “Corsair ace”
Aviation History / Military Aviation
Fox Four Uncle: The Legendary F4U Corsair was Plagued by Troubles as a carrier aircraft but became the Primary USMC Fighter during WW II
The incredible story of the RAF Mosquito Pilot that was able to land his Aircraft with the Tip of a Bullet from a Luftwaffe Ju 188 in his Liver
Aviation History / Losses and Aviation Safety / Military Aviation
The incredible story of the RAF Mosquito Pilot that was able to land his Aircraft with the Tip of a Bullet from a Luftwaffe Ju 188 in his Liver
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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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