Aviation History

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Missing SB2C Helldiver since WWII Discovered

A United States Navy Curtiss SB2C Helldiver aircraft lost in World War II and missing for over 70 years was recently found resting in the tropical waters of the Republic of Palau. The carrier-based dive bomber plane was discovered by a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (UD CEOE), …

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Story of a Liberator Tail Gunner: Joseph W. Jamro

At 93, Joseph Jamro’s gentle demeanor contrasts dramatically with the dangerous battles he survived fighting Germans during World War II. Jamro grew up in Schenectady and joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 after graduating from Mont Pleasant High School. The aerial gunner flew in dozens of combat missions, surveying the skies from the tail turret of …

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Messerschmitt Me 262

Messerschmitt Me 262 Hit & Shot Down by U.S. Fighter

Seldom color footage from near the end (most likely April 1945) of World War 2, in Europe. U.S. gun camera footage of an American fighter (most likely a P-51 Mustang) firing at a German Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. Several hits are seen on the wings and then on the tail of the Me 262, which appears …

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