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Letter from Aviation History—July 2014

The Show Goes On After a year off due to federal sequester budget cuts, the U.S. military flight demo teams—the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds—are back in action, thrilling...
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Letter from Aviation History—May 2014

The Miracle of Saint-Nazaire Like many young men of his generation, Alan Magee enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. At 5 foot 6 inches, he was judged the...
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Letters from Readers—January 2014

Transonic Spitfires? Congrats to Nicholas O’Dell on a great Spitfire article . We need to be reminded now and again just how good this airplane was/is, and what an impact it had on the first half of the...
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Letter from Aviation History—January 2014

Wright or Wrong?  Everyone knows the story: On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright piloted the Flyer along a launch rail and into the air at Kitty Hawk, N.C., while brother Wilbur watched and a camera...

Table of Contents—November 2013 ‘Aviation History’

Reginal Mitchell's Supermarine Spitfire; the mysterious disappearance of the Hawaii Clipper; Max Immelmann, the "Fokker Scourge;" the effort to cut off Hitler's oil supply in Ploesti; a dramatic search-and-rescue in Greenland during World War II.