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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…]

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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…]

The 324th Signal Company, Aviation, Hickam Field.

No Ordinary Soldier: My Father’s Two Wars

By Liz Gilmore Williams I flew into Honolulu in late March 2013, filled with excitement. The GPS device I’d brought from home refused to work as I drove my rental car out of the airport into the third worst traffic in North America. Thank goodness I had directions to my rented condo. I found the place, 13 floors up on[Read More…]

Wing Commander Robert Stanford Tuck DSO, DFC & Two Bars, AFC (1 July 1916 – 5 May 1987) was a British fighter pilot and test pilot.Tuck had claimed 29 enemy aircraft destroyed, two shared destroyed, six probably destroyed, six damaged and one shared damaged.

AVI-8 Honors RAF Ace in New FLYBOY Series

By Stephen Chapis The watchmakers at AVI-8 continue to turn out quality timepieces and the new Flyboy series does not disappoint.  Within this series are three distinct ranges, including one that pays homage to an esteemed World War II Ace from the Royal Air Force. The AV 4048 Flyboy “Tuck” Automatic Edition pays a small tribute to one Robert Stanford[Read More…]

Hard Luck Beech

Hard Luck Beech

By Stephen Chapis Beechcraft AT-7 Navigator USAAF #42-43506 (c/n 4309) rolled off the Wichita production line on February 6, 1943 and delivered to the 729th Navigation Training Squadron at Selman Army Airfield, Louisiana two days later. In the pre-dawn hours of February 15, 1944 ‘506 was involved in its first accident on a dark cold morning at Lubbock AAF, Texas.[Read More…]

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