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Aviation History: March ’98 From the Editor

As memories of WWII dim, let's notforget the reasons we recognized thosewho served on our behalf.Thank you. Now, how often does your boss, spouse, kid, customer, or anyone else thank you for doing what they...
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Aviation History: May ’98 From the Editor

Those who want to be 'history literate' study notonly aviation hardware but also the people whomake it run.The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) recently honored six people who have contributed to the...
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Aviation History: November ’98 From the Editor

While the world celebrates several golden anniversaries, we pause to acknowledge a 50th of another sort. The golden anniversary of events during and at the conclusion of World War II was attended by a series...
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Aviation History: July ’98 From the Editor

Fifty years ago, a now almost forgottenairplane was our front line of defenseand offense in the Cold War. "Oh, a B-Forty Thousand flies at forty-seven feet. Oh, a B-Forty Thousand flies at forty-seven...

Aviation History: March ’97 From the Editor

Recognition is overdue for the two quiet 'power pioneers' of aviation who opened the door to high-speed flight. I earned a few odd looks from others waiting for the Washington, D.C., subway because...

Aviation History: November ’97 From the Editor

It's time for the nation's military to equalize personnel expectations regardless of gender or rank. One of the best co-pilots I flew with when I was a Douglas C-47 pilot in the U.S. Air Force was a...
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Aviation History: September ’96 From the Editor

Strong direction is needed to return the National Air and Space Museum to its originally mandated course.As we prepare to send this issue of Aviation History to press, we note with great pleasure the...
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Aviation History: September 1999 Letters

Un-American Ace in the RAFIn the sidebar to the story on Fred Gillet in Aviation History, March 1999, Wilfred Beaver is included among a listing of American aces in Royal Air Force service. In fact, according...
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American History: June ’99 Letters

NAME THE SHIPS Having served in Korean waters, I found the article on the USS Missouri ("The Last Battleship," February 1999) especially interesting. Had it not been for ships such as the Missouri...