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Category Archives: USA
Spirit of St Louis This is obviously from a little earlier time than most of what I post here. It is also, just as obviously, “iconic” in the truest sense of the word. Let’s look at a pioneering aircraft.
The P-38 Lightning would become a major part of the American war effort against the Japanese. It was flown by more aces than any other Army Air Force type in the Pacific. But it is perhaps best known for one … Continue reading
The vast expanses of the Pacific meant a lot of patrol aircraft were needed. Let’s take a look at a successful wartime expedient to fill that need.
Time for another look at that favorite American symbol of defeat and futility. This time, a Buffalo in Kiwi service and the defense of Singapore.
This large, strategic bomber is closely associated with the final phase of the defeat of Japan and the end of World War Two. Between its expense, troubled development and role in that apocalyptic end it manages to be controversial to … Continue reading
This American fighter was the workhorse of the early war years. It served in every theater and generally acquitted itself well, if never quite being considered among the best. Join me for a look at an ubiquitous aircraft.
Few vehicles are more synonymous with a national war effort than the American Jeep. Join me for a brief look at an iconic light vehicle.
The two atomic bombs dropped on Japan to close World War Two have been steeped in controversy ever since. The bombs were the product of the “Manhattan Project” that started in 1942 under Major General Leslie Groves. This was a … Continue reading
In the last year or so of World War II camouflage was not really a big concern for Allied forces any longer. That, combined with more time and resources led to many young men going to extreme lengths with the … Continue reading