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Table of Contents - March 2013 Aviation History

Originally published by Aviation History magazine. Published Online: January 16, 2013 
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The Lone Eagle's War
By Richard P. Hallion
Few who flew in World War II made a greater contribution to Allied aerial victory than Charles Lindbergh.

 Recycling the Visionaries
By Walter J. Boyne
Unsung pioneers Vincent Burnelli and Maurice Hurel shared a vision of the future that was well ahead of their time.

P-51 Pilot: A Day in the Life
By William Lyons
A Mustang jockey recounts one of his most memorable missions—from start to finish.

Flight of the River Phoenix
By Stephan Wilkinson
A comedy of errors ensued after an Imperial Airways flying boat made a rocky landing on a river in the Congo.

Front-Row Seat to History
By Sarah Byrn Rickman
U.S. Army Captain Victoria Calhoun was among a handful of women to fly Chinooks in the First Gulf War.

Fox Two!
By Don Hollway
Developed during the Cold War, the heat-seeking Sidewinder missile completely revolutionized air warfare.





By Robert Guttman
A podiatrist patterned his bizarre lifting bodies after a heel lift.

By Dick Smith
A Stinson L-5E Sentinel gets a new lease on life in Arizona.



By Barrett Tillman
Future "half-ass-tronaut" Wally Schirra invented his own rules of war in Korea.

Letter From Aviation History


Flight Test
By Jon Guttman

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