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  • First Planes Down at Pearl

    Three National Guardsmen on a morning sightseeing flight were among the first casualties on December 7, 1941. ...

  • Pacific Tramps

    The story of the B-17s that arrived over Hawaii during the Japanese attack has been told many times, but what happened to them?    On December 7, 1941, 12 unarmed B-17s...

  • Wildcat Warrior

    Marine Corps ace of aces Joe Foss wreaked havoc on the Japanese over Guadalcanal, becoming the first to equal Eddie Rickenbacker’s American World War I victory record. After...

  • Mother Ships

    In an effort to extend the range and altitude of smaller aircraft, mother ships have been employed for a variety of missions—some successful, others disastrous. Mother...

  • The Boeing Century

    During its 100-year history, William Boeing’s company has developed many of the most iconic airplanes ever to take to the sky. The world’s largest aerospace company grew from...

  • Andrews Celebrates U.S. Air Force 70th

    After a year off due to budget restrictions, the Joint Base Andrews Air Show was held at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washing­ton, D.C., on September 16-17, 2017. Spec­tators...

  • Controversial Crash of K-14

    Was the loss of a patrol blimp off Maine in 1944 the result of pilot error, as the U.S. Navy maintains to this day, or was it due to a battle with a German U-boat?   When the...

  • The Voice of Experience

    There were higher-scoring fighter aces and other hotshot test pilots, but nobody did both quite like Chuck Yeager. Few, if any, individuals are as well-known in the annals...


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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.