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Air Gunners – Get that Fighter! WWII Army/Navy Training Guide Air Gunners played an integral role in the defense of American bombers during WWII. During the 1930’s, the Army Air Corps adopted the doctrine of long […]

Zero attack on a B-24 Liberator From YANK Magazine A B-24 looks for trouble and finds plenty of it trying to bomb a Japanese ship in the sea near Rabaul. By Sgt. Dave Richardson YANK Staff […]

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B5N Kate Torpedo Plane under Restoration

Posted on April 21st, 2016 by:

B5N Kate Torpedo Plane under Restoration A rare Nakajima B5N torpedo plane is currently undergoing restoration at Pearl Harbor’s Pacific Aviation Museum. The B5N was Japan’s premier torpedo plane at the beginning of WWII. Codenamed “Kate” […]

The Memphis Belle: The Dramatic, Fictionalized 1990 Film The Memphis Belle: The Story of a Flying Fortress by Hollywood director William Wyler was a 1944 released documentary film which followed a B-17 Flying Fortress named the Memphis […]

B-24 Liberator Pilot Bill Getz of the “Phantom Renegade” By Jonathan Abbott The first puffs of flak appeared at 20:00 hours, thirty minutes to target. The explosions were far away and sporadic. There were no enemy fighters, […]

The story of the Bloody 100th Bomb Group, by one who was there A Wing and a Prayer is the story of the 8th Air Force’s 100th Bomb Group. It was written by Harry Crosby, an […]

Operation Neptune: Images from the D-Day Invasion of Normandy: Operation Neptune was the codename for the Allied amphibious and airborne invasion of Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.  It was the first phase of Operation Overlord, […]

Battle of the Eastern Solomons, View from a Japanese Dive Bomber During the Battle of the Eastern Solomons, Japanese Navy Observer, Keiichi Arima had a front row seat to the third carrier battle of the Pacific […]

The Memphis Belle and William Wyler, the Story of the Story In 1943, Wilhelm Wyler returned to his native Germany flying at 25,000 feet in a B-17 Flying Fortress named the Memphis Belle. As a Major […]

Greetings from the Mighty 8th Air Force: Written by Jonathan Abbott On Monday, August 17th 1942, twelve American bombers took off for Rouen, France. They were the main force of eighteen bombers sent under Royal Air […]

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Rescue at Truk – From YANK Magazine

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by:

Rescue at Truk By Sgt. Larry McManus Yank Staff correspondent Pearl Harbor- A submarine, many people believe, is a sleek, stealthy craft devoted to the science of destruction and manned by pallid sailors who consider a […]

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Flying Caps of the US Army Air Force

Posted on April 5th, 2016 by:

Flying Caps of the US Army Air Force: During WWII, the US Army Air Force utilized two standardized flying caps for their pilots and air crew, the B-1 summer flying cap and the B-2 winter flying […]

B-17 Hero in the Philippines, Hewitt T. Wheless: When Hewitt T. Wheless was a kid in Menard, Texas his classmates nicknamed him ‘Nun’ because “There was scarcely none of him at all”. As he grew up, […]

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Double Eagles a novel by Bill Getz

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

Double Eagles What happens when a captured German prince and an American pilot have so much in common they could almost be the same person? What insight can a doppelganger in a high position get into […]

Homecoming of a WWII US Navy Corsair

Posted on March 22nd, 2016 by:

Homecoming of a WWII US Navy Corsair: On March 18th, 1945 nineteen F4U Corsairs from Fighter Squadron 10 took off the from the USS Intrepid to bomb a naval base on the island of Kyushu, Japan. […]


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