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Mustang and Corsair Dance The Skies in Breitling Commercial

Posted on November 15th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Nicknamed “Air Race”, the new Breitling commercial brings together one of the finest specimens of P-51 Mustang (specially prepared for Breitling), the legendary F4U Corsair and the spectacular landscape of Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats. Added to that is an attractive casting and a typical Breitling touch of humor.

Story of finding the B-29 Superfortress ‘Kee-Bird’ in Greenland

Posted on November 4th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Article courtesy of War History Online. The “Kee Bird” was a United States Army Air Forces B-29-95-BW Superfortress, 45-21768, of the 46th Reconnaissance Squadron, that became marooned after making an emergency landing in northwest Greenland during a secret Cold War spying mission on 21 February 1947. Although the entire crew..
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Squadron Leader Tony Gaze

Posted on August 14th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Squadron Leader F.A.O Tony Gaze OAM DFC and 2 Bars is a very distinguished, although largely unsung Australian, who was not only an Ace Fighter Pilot flying Spitfires throughout World War II, but who also was a well known and successful racing driver in the U.K, Europe and Australia in..
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Save the Willow Run Bomber Plant

Posted on June 22nd, 2013 · Posted in Aircraft Hangar

Save a Piece of History We have a great opportunity to obtain an exciting new home for the Yankee Air Museum and, at the same time, to preserve a significant portion of the historic World War II Willow Run Bomber Plant, located just east of Ypsilanti. Michigan. This is the..
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WWII Dornier Do-17 Bomber raised from the English Channel

Posted on June 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

By Nick Higham, BBC News A German World War II bomber has been raised from the bottom of the English Channel. The Dornier Do-17 aircraft was shot down off the Kent coast more than 70 years ago during the Battle of Britain. Believed to be the only intact example of..
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Flying the Fork-Tailed Devil – A P-38 Pursuit Pilot Remembers Combat In The Southwest Pacific

Posted on May 8th, 2013 · Posted in Wings & Airpower Articles

By Carroll R. Anderson, in the May 1988 edition of Airpower Editor’s Note: Wings & Airpower have published a multitude of articles on the Lockheed P-38 Lightning, including a well received 13 part series that established an authenticated body of information about this famous, but often misunderstood aircraft. The twin..
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WWII bomber jacket rescued from Goodwill, returned to 90-year-old vet

Posted on May 4th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

By Jennifer Hlad, Stars and Stripes | @jhlad Robert Arand enlisted in the Army Air Forces in 1942 as an aviation cadet. He went to training in 1943 and by February 1945, he was headed to the Pacific — sleeping on the deck of a trawler for a month-long journey..
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2012 Camarillo Airshow Footage

Posted on April 25th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

By Neil Pugh I visited the Camarillo Airshow in 2012 as part of the 67th Checkertail Clan Reunion. While there I shot some of the aerial flyby’s along with taxiing of the WW2 aircraft and have edited it together here. This footage was shot for fun, so no steady tripod..
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Checkertails Part 1 – a Documentary by Neil ‘Mysticpuma’ Pugh

Posted on April 25th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Part 1 of a two-part Documentary on the famous 325th Fighter Group, known during the War and since as “The Checkertail Clan”. Filmed over a 3-year period and including multiple interviews with surviving veterans, the film draws on their experiences and incorporates original 325th archive footage, WW2 footage and Computer..
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Checkertails Part 2 – The Legend of the 325th Fighter Group

Posted on April 25th, 2013 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos

Using interviews (audio and video), filmed over 5-years and on three different cameras across the United States, this film tells the story of the men who served and fought with the World famous Checkertail Clan. Created with original WW2 Checkertail footage and images, many never before seen and told in..
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