All posts tagged 'WWII'

Boeing Museum of Flight offers B-17 Ground School

Posted on April 18th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

From May 17-19, 2013, The Boeing Museum of Flight will be offering a unique, 2-day course centered around the iconic World War II bomber, the Boeing B-17. This course will familiarize participants with the design, construction, operation and performance of the aircraft. Sessions include briefings about the the plane’s systems..
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Wichita Business Leaders Take the B-29 Doc Restoration Under Their Wing

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

A vintage B-29 has been given a new lease on life by a group of Wichita, Kansas, business leaders who are determined to see the airplane restored to flying condition. A new non-profit group, Doc’s Friends, has taken ownership of the airplane and will support the effort to refurbish the..
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Betty ‘Tack’ Blake, Only surving member of 1st WASP class

Posted on March 10th, 2013 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

by Randy Roughton, US Air Force News Service ast year, a young female pilot recently showed her 91-year-old guest the F-16 Fighting Falcon she flies at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz. She thanked Betty “Tack” Blake several times as she talked about her job, so Blake finally asked the young..
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PBS to air documentary about Ypsilanti’s legendary Willow Run B-24 bomber factory

Posted on March 9th, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

“The Story of Willow Run” was a black and white documentary produced by the Ford Motor Company in 1945. The documentary describes the history of the bomber plant during the World War II period. According to the Michigan Aerospace Foundation, the documentary recounts the building of the massive assembly plant, and the production..
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WWII Bomber project needs new home

Posted on March 2nd, 2013 · Posted in Aviation News

AN AMBITIOUS project to recreate one of the great workhorses of the Second World War could be in jeopardy unless new premises are found to complete the work. Members of the Stirling Project in St Neots, which relies entirely on donations in its aim to create the world’s only Stirling..
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92-year-old World War II bomber pilot restores German V2 rocket

Posted on September 6th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Helping to restore a German V2 rocket has brought back a flood of memories for 92-year-old World War II bomber pilot, Harry Howe. Towards the end of the war almost 3,000 people were killed by V2s. Stirling pilot Harry Howe and his crew bombed the factory where they were made,..
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Double Ace – Col. Ralph Parr

Posted on September 3rd, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

Retired Col. Ralph Parr flew a P-38 Lightning in World War II and an F-86 Sabre during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He is the only military member to be award the Distinguished Service Cross and the Air Force Cross. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Vernon Young Jr.)..
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Color video of WWII Women in the Cockpit – History Channel

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Gun Camera Videos, Pilots & Everyone Else

Dawn Letson befriended Alberta Kinney, a World War II veteran, who was a member of the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program, and shares her films from WASP training camp. Via: http://www.history.com/shows/wwii-in-hd/videos/women-in-the-cockpit WASP Alberta Paskvan Kinney, 44-W-7 July 10, 2009   Alberta Antonia Paskvan Kinney was born in Black Eagle,..
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WWII bomb found and exploded in Munich – BBC News

Posted on August 29th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

A bomb disposal team has detonated an American bomb left over from World War II found in the German city of Munich. The detonation happened shortly before 22:00 local time (20:00 GMT) in the Schwabing district and was heard across the city, local media report. There are reports that sparks..
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Blue Ash Airport Closing, B-17 ‘My Gal Sal’ Leaving – WKRC-TV Cincinnati

Posted on August 28th, 2012 · Posted in Aviation News

“My Gal Sal” is leaving town. Sal is a World War II vintage B-17 bomber, which was housed in a hangar at Cincinnati’s Blue Ash Airport. The plane’s owner wanted to make Blue Ash Airport a destination for those wanting to learn about WWII and honor the men who flew..
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