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A VETERAN’S STORY: Interview with The Last Raider

A VETERAN’S STORY: Interview with The Last Raider

By Pete Mecca The Commemorative Air Force Dixie Wing World War II Days at Falcon Field lived up to expectations once again this past weekend. A gorgeous B-25 was on display to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Raid on Japan early in WWII. Reenactors, vendors, even operable B-25 gun turrets for the young and “very thin” young-at-heart enthusiasts[Read More…]

by April 29, 2017 0 comments A veteran's Story, Articles
Two Historic Airplanes to Receive Restoration at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Two Historic Airplanes to Receive Restoration at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

  By Austin Hancock Albuquerque, NM – The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History is taking on an ambitious project, the restoration of not one, but two Cold War Jet Fighters. Having found previous success on a 2015 campaign to restore their B-29, the Nuclear Museum hopes to fundraise enough to restore their F-105D Thunderchief and A-7 Corsair II.[Read More…]

‘Just Jane’ Re-Finish Completed

‘Just Jane’ Re-Finish Completed

By Austin Hancock Lincolnshire, UK – In the month that has elapsed since our last update, the crew of “Just Jane” has accomplished quite a chunk of work. When we last checked-in, the Lincolnshire folks were in the process of tripping off the old coating, with plans to re-paint the entire Lancaster. Since then, the complete re-paint has been accomplished,[Read More…]

Introducing the Hawker Hunter Timepiece

Introducing the Hawker Hunter Timepiece

If greatness in a combat airplane equates with outstanding service longevity and extreme operational flexibility the Hawker Hunter is indeed truly great and one of the classic fighter designs of all time. It is aesthetically beautiful and a thoroughbred aircraft in every sense. This was almost to be expected, given that it’s design was penned by Sir Sydney Camm who’s[Read More…]

by April 25, 2017 0 comments Advertorial, Articles
Nose view of Consolidated B-24D Lady Be Good crash site. The plane made a surprisingly good pilotless belly landing and skidded 700 yards before breaking in half and stopping. (U.S. Air Force photo)

A VETERAN’S STORY: The Ghost Liberator — Lady Be Good

By Peter Mecca She was not appealing and handled like a long haul tractor/trailer with 18 flat tires. Historically treated as the red-headed stepchild of heavy bombers in World War II, especially when compared to the sleek and popular B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-24 Liberator was still a rugged aircraft and destined to become the most produced American bomber in[Read More…]