Category Archives: WWII

WWII, aircraft, and history

B-17 Flying Fortresses and December 7, 1941

The B-17s were coming in unarmed and low on fuel, which, as expressed by the one pilot in the Tora! Tora! Tora! movie, is not such a great way to fly into a war. Continue reading

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In memory of Iwo Jima veteran Bill Hudson

Remembering the Marines of Iwo Jima Continue reading

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What was the use of Iwo Jima?

There is much less point in bombing at all if they know you’re coming. Continue reading

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Iwo Jima Battle Shows Limits of Airpower

The island was strafed and bombed for weeks before the Marines landed, so rumor had it that there couldn’t be anyone alive there. Continue reading

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Article about history of radar

Article on myths about radar during the Battle of Britain Continue reading

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Life of a fighter pilot

Now he understood how fighter pilots had acquired their wild reputation. Continue reading

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P-51 Mustang according to Eddie Rickenbacker

“I had never heard such enthusiasm for an airplane. I looked at it, and it was beautiful.” Continue reading

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Germany’s open secret

“Knowing the German mentality, I did not find it at all strange that they were telling me, an American, their plans to lick the world.” Continue reading

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Funny-looking airplanes

The obvious winner of any “funny airplane” contest is the Vought V173. Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor lead pilot at Hiroshima

“In flattening Hiroshima, the United States had given Japan the opportunity to acknowledge defeat with dignity.” Continue reading

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