Back from the Fire

Back from the Fire

The F7F Tigercat, the first twin engine fighter for the Navy, it saw no combat in WWII but served in Korea. Their greatest role was after they went out of service in 1954, as aerial fire bombers. ...

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“The Ghost”

“The Ghost”

"The Ghost" is a highly modified PT-17 Stearman that comes from an old B&W photo of a mysterious biplane flying over a carrier. Created by the Big Sky 1929 Fighter Factory, it's now calls Phoenix, AZ its ...

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The Goodyear Corsair

The Goodyear Corsair

One of the unseen heroes of WWII was US manufacturing and the corsair is a prime example of this. While the F4U Corsair was designed, tested, manufactured and many updates/variants were by Vought, they weren't their soul ...

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The Venerable DC-3

The Venerable DC-3

In all its mods, nearly 16,000 DC-3s were built and it would seem, most are flying still today. The DC-3 built by Douglas has served possibly every role aviation has to offer, and done the vast majority ...

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The Lit’l Buddies that Turned the Tide

The Lit’l Buddies that Turned the Tide

The bomber boxes weren't working, long range protection was needed. The English put out the requirements, North American delivered it and Americans fly the P-51 Mustang to fame. The last version of WWII, the P-51D at first ...

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What a View!

What a View!

I have spent one heck of a lot of time with this very rare, very special and very spectacular F2G-1D Super Corsair most know it as simply, #57. One of a handful of Super Corsairs ever manufactured, ...

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Supermarine Mark XIV Spitfire

Supermarine Mark XIV Spitfire

The Battle of Britain was an aerial battle that was decided before the US got into WWII. This aerial battle that occurred the later part of 1940, was a do or die proposition for England. One of ...

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Bad Boys of the Pacific

Bad Boys of the Pacific

Japan started the war in the Pacific with the amazing Zero which at the start of the war, ruled the skies. The engineering and manufacturing might of the US put our boys half way through the war ...

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P-47D “Jug”

P-47D “Jug”

Every Jug pilot I have meet has nothing but deep affection for this fighter! The P-47 with its great fire power and ability to take abuse, it was many's favorite even after their units switched to the ...

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B-17G “Thunderbird” 303rd Bomb Group

B-17G “Thunderbird” 303rd Bomb Group

The Flying Fortress' role during WWII was herculean and the men who flew in them, nothing short of heroic. Lone Star Museum's B-17G "Thunderbird" is in honor of 303rd Bomb Group and it's original crew who completed ...

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