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At the start of World War II every combatant still had hardware that looked like leftovers from the previous era. But some of those weapons were very effective in the right hands. Let’s look at a British plane and a … Continue reading
My wife, her parents and I spent a few days out of town this last week, and I wanted to share some things relevant, at least tangentially relevant, to this website. First day was at that long time favorite destination … Continue reading
Prototypes I think most often when we think of prototype aircraft its as the first example of some famous type. But of course the term actually has much broader usage. There are actually four completely different sorts of prototypes I’ll … Continue reading
This common 6 x 4 medium duty truck served the Wehrmacht throughout the War years. Let’s take a brief look.
Perhaps the most famous Flying Fortress of them all, the Memphis Belle flew combat at a time when casualty rates for bombers was pretty high. Its claim to fame was as the first such bomber to complete a full tour … Continue reading
Time for another look at a workhorse vehicle, a “general duty” truck from the British Bedford brand. This will be a quick look.
An intriguing recent history of the Royal Navy’s fleet in the Indian Ocean through most of the Pacific War. Subtitled “The Fleet That Had to Hide” which pretty much sums up the challenge. This is one of those little known … Continue reading
This last weekend (6/12 & 6/13) the Yankee Air Museum, at Willow Run Airport, hosted a mini Air Show scheduled for just two hours each evening. They kicked off the evening with their own flying collection doing fly bys, this … Continue reading
Among the better known American fighter groups of the Second World War, the 332nd Fighter Group made a name for itself in Italy. Let’s take a look at a plane and a pilot that saw action in the Group’s largest … Continue reading