All posts tagged 'WWII'

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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George Hickman Jr. dies, original Tuskegee airman

Posted on August 27th, 2012 · Posted in Pilots & Everyone Else

George Hickman Jr., one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks games, died Sunday in Seattle. He was 88. Hickman was one of the country’s first black military pilots and ground crew members who fought in World War II. In 2007,..
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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

Article By Sig Christenson, San Antonio Express-News Second Lt. Samuel Smith knew what he was up against when his B-17 bomber group got orders to strike a German base that was home to 16 of the war’s newest planes, the Messerschmitt Me-262 — the first jet-powered aircraft to be used..
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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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