The “Candy Bomber”

The “Candy Bomber”

The Berlin Airlift was the first incident in the "cold war" after WWII. The people of West Berlin were under blockade by the Russians and not able to get food and coal. The US started the Berlin ...

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The Classic Adversaries of WWII

The Classic Adversaries of WWII

The Corsair and Zero are the iconic adversaries in the sky over the Pacific. By the time the Corsair came to battle the Zero had seen its day and was used more to crash into ships than ...

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The Rugged Jug

The Rugged Jug

In "The Flying Greek," Steve talks about transitioning into the P-47 Thunderbolt or "Jug" from the Spitfire. What was first perceived as a real step back in aircraft soon became believed by the whole squadron as a ...

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Hero of D Day

Hero of D Day

They stretched for nearly 200 miles, the flight of C-47 transports delivering the allied paratroopers into France on D Day, seventy-one years ago. Many of the C-47s never made it back to England, few survive today. This ...

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Happy Birthday Corsair!

Happy Birthday Corsair!

Probably one of the most iconic aircraft of the PTO in WWII is the Corsair. This unique, gull wing "whistling death" aircraft is celebrating its 75th anniversary today. It's pretty amazing that an aircraft designed what seems ...

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Hawker Hurricane

Hawker Hurricane

The Hawker Hurricane, affectionately called the "Hurri," is a special aircraft to England and the Battle of Britain. The Hurri accounted for nearly 60% of the air victories for Britain during WWII. That's impressive of an aircraft ...

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The “Kate” Movie Star

The “Kate” Movie Star

The Nakajima B5N or as the American's called them, the Kate, is a Japanese Torpedo Bomber most famous from the attack on Pearl Harbor. A very successful aircraft in its day, Japan only produced 1150 and unlike ...

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The de Havilland Vampire

The de Havilland Vampire

The de Havilland Vampire first flew in Sept, 1943. That's during WWII and was the second jet fighter in the RAF but the first to fly with a single jet engine. It is the first jet to ...

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FM-2P Wildcat

FM-2P Wildcat

The FM-2 (Grumman F4F) was produced by General Motors when Grumman started producing the F6F Hellcat starting in 1943. Many pilots felt the FM-2 was the best version of the Wildcat though its role as a ...

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Battle of Britain

Battle of Britain

Nearly 75 years ago Germany took to the skies trying to bring England to its knees by a very aggressive bombing campaign. Germany thought it would be easy but it didn't count on two important factors, the ...

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