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B-29 “Kee Bird”: From Spy Plane to Polar Bear Playground

During the 2008 presidential election, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, then the Governor of Alaska, drew derisive smiles from many when she asserted that Russia could be seen from an island in her home state. While Governor Palin’s sense of the geopolitical tensions between the two countries may have lacked depth, her geographical assertion …

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Return to Hardwick

TRAILER: Return To Hardwick (2019) – Home of the 93rd Bomb Group

The trailer of the upcoming World War II Documentary Return To Hardwick (2019) – Home of the 93rd Group has been released. Return to Hardwick tells the story of Hardwick Aerodrome 104, the 93rd Bomb Group’s airbase during World War II. In 2015, friends, family and veterans travelled to England to uncover the history of …

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World War 2 Aircraft Fly Overs

WATCH: Compilation of World War 2 Aircraft Fly Overs

Watch our top video compilation of World War 2 aircraft fly overs. Be sure to turn op the volume to hear the beautiful engine sounds of various World War 2 aircraft. Enjoy the roaring skies filled with Spitfires, B-17 Flying Fortresses, P-51 Mustangs, C-47’s, T-6 Texans, XP-82 Twin Mustang Prototype and more… If you have …

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Power Behind the Prop: A Look at World War 1 Aircraft Engines

In spite of recent technological advances in machinery, ground forces in the Great War still relied heavily on horses to transport men and material one horsepower at a time. By contrast, the gasoline engines used to power the various planes of the air war were each capable of generating hundreds of horsepower. Aircraft design came …

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1st Lt. Donald W. Bruch

USAF Pilot Missing since Vietnam War Finally Accounted For

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced today that the remains of a U.S. serviceman, missing from the Vietnam War, have been identified and will be returned to his family for burial with full military honors. U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Donald W. Bruch, Jr., 24, of Montclair, New Jersey, will be buried May 29 …

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A northern aerial view of the "Boneyard" of the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz (Credits: U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III)

The biggest aircraft Boneyard in the world

Rows after rows of once-majestic aircraft are lined up at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in the baking heat of Arizona’s Tucson desert, left abandoned in piles of metal. This is where planes go to rest – a 2,600-acre patch of U.S. desert where several generations of military aircraft are stored by the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and …

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The B-25D-5 "Elusive Lizzie/Miss America". (Credits: Rod Pearce)

The Sad Story of B-25 “Miss America” and her crew

Built by North American as a model D-5 and initially nicknamed “Elusive Lizzie” she was later renamed “Miss America” (before both nicknames were then covered by 38th Bombardment Group’s Green Dagon nose-art insignia). On August 5, 1943 B-25 “Miss America” (Serial no. 41-30118), assigned to the 5th Air Force, 38th Bombardment Group, 405th Bombardment Squadron, …

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