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Category Archives: USA
The US Navy pushed through a last generation of “modern” biplane fighters when most other air arms were switching to monoplanes. Let’s take a look at the ultimate expression of a passing era.
Lockheed’s big Lightning first came to prominence late in the North Africa campaign. Let’s look at a primary operator of the type.
The Sherman Tank served almost every place the US Army did in World War II. Let’s take another look at the ubiquitous Sherman.
The 356th Fighter Group was among the lesser known, but more colorfully marked units of the 8th Air Force.
From an outside view it seems clear the War was all but over at the start of 1945, but for those involved combat remained intense and relentless towards an Apocalyptic end. Bombing 84 (VB-84) on the USS Bunker Hill had … Continue reading
Among the important, War winning hardware we rarely consider are the all important trainers. So let’s take a look at a well known Primary Trainer.
Republic’s big fighter is best known for its epic battles over Germany, and later for its role as a close support heavy weight. Yet it also played a role in the Pacific War. Let’s take a look.
In 1932 Beechcraft introduced a new high performance, luxury executive aircraft. The Model 17 Staggerwing quickly became a pilot favorite. It was fast, powerful and modern. As War clouds gathered the type was pressed into military service from Spain to … Continue reading
Perhaps the most important type that didn’t carry guns or bombs. Let’s take a look at a truly key aircraft.
Joe Foss The Guadalcanal Campaign was the first extended campaign of the Pacific War that clearly ended in an Allied victory. It also saw dozens of aces made, let’s take a look at one of the most notable.