Aviation History

Find here all articles related to Aviation History, ranging from World War I to Vietnam War. Learn more about various aircraft types, incredible stories about planes and its pilots and much more…

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Amazing story about an American top turret gunner on a B-17 bomber

Millions of Americans served in the armed forces during World War II. They have been called the Greatest Generation. The following is the story of one such man from that generation and his B-17 crewmates. Jack Flynn’s wartime story started like any other Sunday for a seventeen-year-old in December of 1941. However, this Sunday was …

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B-29 “Kee Bird”: From Spy Plane to Polar Bear Playground

During the 2008 presidential election, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, then the Governor of Alaska, drew derisive smiles from many when she asserted that Russia could be seen from an island in her home state. While Governor Palin’s sense of the geopolitical tensions between the two countries may have lacked depth, her geographical assertion …

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Blue Skies: Horrific Images Captured Last Moments of USAAF Bombers

We’ve compiled a second photographic gallery of heart-wrenching images which capture the last moments before disaster of several United States Army Air Force bombers during World War II. You can find the first article here: Horrific Images Captured Last Moments of USAAF Bombers during WWII. All additional information, photographs of the aircraft and crew members …

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Ford B-24M 44-50838 blown in half by an Me 262, 4 April 1945

Horrific Images Captured Last Moments of USAAF Bombers during WWII

We’ve compiled a photographic gallery of heart-wrenching images which capture the last moments before disaster of several United States Army Air Force bombers during World War II. All additional information, photographs of the aircraft and crew members and other photographs of downed aircraft for a second article, are appreciated, feel free to contact us or …

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Operation Overlord: Low Altitude Beach Photographs (PART 2)

After publicizing Part 1 of Operation Overlord: Low Altitude Beach Photographs taken by a P-38, here’s the second part with more aerial beach photographs. All help and information that may lead to a more specific unit, identification of personnel, aircraft and location(s) is most appreciated. The photographs are numbered to make referencing easier. I’ve split …

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Operation Overlord: Low Altitude Beach Photographs taken by a P-38

As while ago, we’ve encountered excellent low altitude aerial beach photographs taken by a P-38 “Lightning” pilot during his World War II service. Although trying to contact the author, TripleCrowner on Reddit, we’ve failed to get in touch to gain more information on his grandfather. However, we still wanted to show off these stunning aerial …

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World War 2 Aircraft Fly Overs

WATCH: Compilation of World War 2 Aircraft Fly Overs

Watch our top video compilation of World War 2 aircraft fly overs. Be sure to turn op the volume to hear the beautiful engine sounds of various World War 2 aircraft. Enjoy the roaring skies filled with Spitfires, B-17 Flying Fortresses, P-51 Mustangs, C-47’s, T-6 Texans, XP-82 Twin Mustang Prototype and more… If you have …

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World’s Only Flying XP-82 Twin Mustang made its First Operational Flight!

Tom Reilly and the team of B-25 Group achieved a milestone yesterday, January 28. The second prototype ever created of the Twin Mustang (44-83887) made its first operational flight since 1950, when it was damaged after ram jet tests. A first post-restoration flight occurred on December 31, 2018. The first prototype was salvaged at Langley AFB, Virginia …

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Color Footage of B-17’s during Air Raid and Combat with German fighters

Incredible color footage from the 1944 documentary, Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress, during an air raid and combat over Germany. You’ll be able to see a B-17 going down out of control after being hit. Followed by footage of some B-17’s that were severely damaged by Flak but still were able to …

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