Table of Contents – January 2010 Aviation History

 

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FEATURES

Amelia
By Stephan Wilkinson
Still a star in the media firmament 72 years after she disappeared, Earhart remains a woman of mystery.

Duel in the Rising Sun
By L.E. Rogers
A young mechanic found himself behind a PBY’s machine gun—and in the sights of a Zero pilot—on the date that would live in infamy.

The Adventures of Flying Fitz
By Derek O’Connor
Irishman James Fitzmaurice copiloted the Junkers W33 Bremen, first to cross the Atlantic from east to west.

Kamikaze Killer
By Donald Nijboer
Britain’s Seafire took the reputation of its land-based forebear, the Spitfire, to sea as an interceptor par excellence.

Made in America
By E.R. Johnson
Although still technically neutral, the U.S. was the world’s biggest exporter of fighters early in World War II.

DEPARTMENTS  

Mailbag

Briefing

Extremes
By Walter J. Boyne
The XB-70 could cruise at Mach 3

Restored
By Owen Zupp
Southern Cross: Fokker Down Under

Aviators
By Jon Guttman
First fighter ace Adolphe Pégoud

 

Letter From Aviation History

Reviews

Airware
By Bernard Dy

Flight Test
By Jon Guttman

Aero Poster

ONLINE EXTRAS

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