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  • Yankee Doodle Goes to Town

    The first American B-17 raid on occupied Europe 75 years ago gave U.S. commanders the confidence to ramp up their daylight bombing campaign. Early in the afternoon on August 17,...

  • The Real ‘Bridges at Toko-Ri’

    James Michener’s bestseller and movie adaptation were based on one very bad day in North Korea It was a new kind of war.  In less than a decade the United States had...

  • ‘Lady Lindy’: The Remarkable Life of Amelia Earhart

    A tomboy who defied early-20th-century conventions, Earhart successfully crusaded for women pilots’ place in the sky. They called Amelia Earhart “Lady...

  • The Timeless Boeing 75

    More than eight decades after its introduction, the classic Stearman continues to thrill pilots looking for open-cockpit adventure. The Boeing Model 75 “Stearman” was the most...

  • Miracle Men of Midway

    The American victory at Midway had more to do with bold leaders than lucky breaks...

  • Lindbergh’s Path to Glory

    Before he gained a worldwide reputation as “Lucky Lindy,” Charles A. Lindbergh developed a solid repertoire of aviation skills. When Charles A. Lindbergh set out on...

  • ‘A Shattered Command’

    Outnumbered and outgunned, the Marine pilots of VMF-221 paid a heavy price for their heroic efforts to stem the Japanese onslaught on Midway Atoll At 0555 hours...

  • Log of The Leper

    The awesome firepower of an AC-47’s miniguns was on full display when an Australian journalist bummed a ride with a “Spooky” crew. In 1967 a blackened, burned-out wreck lay...


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Aviation History magazine is an authoritative, in-depth history of world aviation from its origins to the Space Age. Aviation History offers air enthusiasts the most detailed coverage of the history of manned flight, with action-packed stories and illustrations that put the reader in the cockpit with pilots and military (Army, Navy, and Marines) aviators to experience aviation’s greatest dramas.