Aviation History

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Stunning Cockpit Video from Avenger that made emergency landing

A dramatic, stunning cockpit video has been released showing the emergency landing of a WWII II-era Avenger during a historic flyover above D.C. earlier this month and how the cockpit filled up with smoke. On May 8, the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day, the planes flew in formations to represent the major battles of …

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Portrait of Leutnant Leopold Münster

Leopold Münster rammed a B-24 Liberator Mid-Air as last Kill

Leopold Münster Leopold Münster was born on 13th December 1920 as son of Leopold Münster in Pohorsch near Odrau, Orbital Neutitschein/ Sudetenland. At the age of 5  he already was a young athlete of the Turnerjugend of the Sudetendeutschen Turnenverband. He visited the Volksschule in Pohorsch and afterwards the Bürgerschule in Odrau. Later on he became Gebietsführer in the Sudetendeutsche Turnerjugend in Kuhländchen. Short after the annexation of …

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2nd Lt. Warner H. Marsh and his P-47 soon to be uncovered?

Are the first parts of 2nd Lt. Warner H. Marsh jr.’s P-47 found and can he finally be brought home again? On 5 November 1944 twin-engined American aircraft of type Havoc (A-20), which were escorted by P-47 Thunderbolt fighter planes from the 362nd Fighter Group, attacked an ammunition dump northeast of Homburg. Two of the Thunderbolts collided …

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Missing SB2C Helldiver since WWII Discovered

A United States Navy Curtiss SB2C Helldiver aircraft lost in World War II and missing for over 70 years was recently found resting in the tropical waters of the Republic of Palau. The carrier-based dive bomber plane was discovered by a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (UD CEOE), …

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Story of a Liberator Tail Gunner: Joseph W. Jamro

At 93, Joseph Jamro’s gentle demeanor contrasts dramatically with the dangerous battles he survived fighting Germans during World War II. Jamro grew up in Schenectady and joined the Army Air Corps in 1942 after graduating from Mont Pleasant High School. The aerial gunner flew in dozens of combat missions, surveying the skies from the tail turret of …

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Messerschmitt Me 262

Messerschmitt Me 262 Hit & Shot Down by U.S. Fighter

Seldom color footage from near the end (most likely April 1945) of World War 2, in Europe. U.S. gun camera footage of an American fighter (most likely a P-51 Mustang) firing at a German Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter. Several hits are seen on the wings and then on the tail of the Me 262, which appears …

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