All posts tagged 'Warbirds'

Michael Welchman, WW2 Tactical Reconnaissance Pilot SAAF

Posted on August 25th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

  Michael joined the SAAF in 1940 while he was a second year medical student at Wits university. After he qualified as a SAAF pilot he was demobilized and sent back to Wits but he persuaded the SAAF command to be re-enlisted. He was sent to North Africa in Sept..
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B-17 pilot finally lands his medal from WWII

Posted on August 25th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

Back L-R) 1Lt Samuel W. Smith (P), 2Lt Arthur S. C. Shanafelt, Jr. (CP), F/O Russell A. Knudson (N), S/Sgt Earl K. Lawson (WG) (Front L-R) S/Sgt Walter A. Geyer (TOG- holding “Tailspin”), T/Sgt Robert A. Bridgman (R), S/Sgt Jens C. Jensen (TG), Sgt Michael J. Kucab (BTG), T/Sgt Thomas..
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WWII B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber “Aluminum Overcast”

Posted on August 23rd, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Touring the United States since 1994, tens of thousands have experienced the allure of EAA’s fully restored B-17 Flying Fortress, named “Aluminum Overcast.” History comes alive at each stop, prompting aviation and history enthusiasts alike to take a step back in time. Editor’s note: Don’t miss the opportunity to take..
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The Last Corsair – 1981 Wings & Airpower CD

Posted on August 22nd, 2012 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

A First Hand Account on the Restoration of an F4U Corsair That Will Endure For Centuries, by the Curator of Aircraft at the National Air & Space Museum. By Robert C. Mikesh, September 1981 edition of Airpower Expected to one day become the sole survivor of this breed of aircraft,..
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WWII Spitfire pilot takes controls 70 years later

Posted on August 20th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News, Pilots & Everyone Else

He survived the daily dangers of being a pilot in the Second World War and even risked his life on a clandestine operation in the Soviet Union. Now aged 91, and seven decades on from his wartime exploits, Eric Carter has taken to the skies again at the controls of..
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