WWII Events

Allied Jet Killers of World War 2

Allied Jet Killers of World War 2

In 2013, Warbird Digest Associate Editor & WarbirdsNews contributor Stephen Chapis interviewed World War II fighter pilots who had shot down Luftwaffe jets over Europe. These interviews were for a simple magazine article, but after hearing the stories from Dr. Roscoe Brown (332nd FG: 1 Me 262), Wayne Coleman (78th FG: 1 Me 262), and Huie Lamb (78th FG: 1 Me 262[Read More…]

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

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2017-05-world-war-ii-b-bombers.html#jCp

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…]

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…]

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…]