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A photomosaic constructed by Project Recover of an underwater wreck of a WWII B-25 bomber. Credit: Project Recover

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Two Missing World War II B-25 Bombers Documented in Papua New Guinea

Provided by: University of California – San Diego Two B-25 bombers associated with American servicemen missing in action from World War II were recently documented in the waters off Papua New Guinea by Project Recover — a collaborative team of marine scientists, archaeologists and volunteers who have combined efforts to locate aircraft and associated MIAs from World War II. The[Read More…]

by May 24, 2017 1 comment Recovery, WWII Events
Tuskegee Airmen Story Coming to May 20 Living Aviation History Day

Tuskegee Airmen Story Coming to May 20 Living Aviation History Day

The renowned Tuskegee Airmen and their successors in the U.S. Air Force broke many barriers on their way to aviation history. Researcher/Historian Zellie Orr and a panel of Tuskegee Airmen and successors will discuss the stories of this famed group at the May 20 Living Aviation History program, presented by the Commemorative Air Force (CAF) Dixie Wing Museum. The program[Read More…]

The last Greek RF-4E special color taking off from  Larissa airbase.  Photo by via The Aviationist)

“The End of the Film” – Hellenic Air Force RF-4E Phantom II Retirement

By Daniele Mattiuzzo Although, the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is technically not a warbird yet, we at WarbirdsNews feel that almost anything related to the mighty smoking Rhino deserves coverage (Click HERE for previous articles), and we felt sure our readers would be interested in hearing about events last week in Larissa, Greece. The Hellenic Air Force stood down 348 Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, their storied and[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 1 comment Cold War, Warbirds News
Here is a photo of "Wicked Wabbit" and "Hun Hunter XVI" from the 2012 Thunder Over Michigan Air Show.

Hun Hunter XVI and Wicked Wabbit Inbound to AirVenture Oshkosh

As reported by EAA , the Tennessee Museum of Aviation has announced its plan to bring Hun Hunter XVI and Wicked Wabbit to be featured in the Warbirds area at AirVenture this summer. Hun Hunter XVI is owned by Neal Melton, and honors Gil O. Wymond. This P-47 (s/n  44-90460) was delivered to the Brazilian Air Force in the late[Read More…]

by May 12, 2017 0 comments Warbirds News
Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor  Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Battle of Midway

Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Battle of Midway

On June 4 – 7, 1942, six months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States defeated Japan in one of the most decisive naval battles of World War II. During the Battle of Midway, U.S. forces successfully destroyed Japan’s major aircraft carriers Akagi, Kaga, Soryu, and Hiryu in a decisive victory that proved to be the turning point[Read More…]