All posts tagged 'WWII'

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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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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