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Table of Contents – March 2008 – Aviation History

1/3/2008 • AVH Issues

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FEATURES

Eagle Squadron Memories
By Frank Lorey III
Eager to fly sleek new Spitfires against the Axis, American pilots signed up with the RAF and headed for Britain as the German juggernaut rolled across Europe.

A Flock of Flying Elephants
By Derek O’Connor
The RAF launched the world’s first major airlift in 1928, retrofitting a handful of open-cockpit Vickers warhorses to rescue members of Kabul’s British Legation.

The Tsar’s Ace
By Robert L. Willett
Former leader of the Imperial Russian Air Service’s “Death or Glory” squadron Aleksandr Kozakov turned his back on the Bolsheviks in 1918.

MiG Madness: The Air War over Korea
By Lt. Col. Lawrence Spinetta
In their quest to shoot down MiGs, American F-86 Sabre pilots ignored the rules of engagement in Korea.

One-Oh-Wonder
By E.R. Johnson
McDonnell’s 1,000-mph F-101 Voodoo proved to be a handful for pilots. One recalled, “the first ride, you didn’t fly it—you hung on to it!”

DEPARTMENTS
Mailbag

Briefing

Flight Test
By Jon Guttman

Milestones

Gallery
By Dick Smith

Aviators
By Michele May

Modelling
By Dick Smith

Letter From Aviation History

Restored
By Dick Smith

Flashback
By Warren M. Bodie

Extremes
By Jon Guttman

Reviews

Airware
By Bernard Dy

Nose Art

ONLINE EXTRAS

Supermarine Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes: World War II Aircraft

Biplane Battle: Flying Against the Bolsheviks During Russia’s Civil War

Amelia Earhart

DISCUSSION:

American F-86 Sabre pilots frequently ignored the rules of engagement in Korea prohibiting them from crossing the Yalu River into China in search of MiGs. In modern conflicts, when is it appropriate for political leaders to dictate rules to military commanders that limit their options—and possibly compromise their effectiveness?

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