By Stephan Wilkinson
Consolidated’s PBY Catalina is the most successful flying boat ever built.
Death by P-38
By Don Hollway
The aerial assassination of Admiral Yamamoto dealt a huge blow to Japanese morale.
‘Unstart’ Over Murmansk
By Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
When an SR-71’s engines shut down during a Soviet recon, backseater Curt Osterheld recalled, “It was like we hit a wall.”
Flight of the Wellesleys
By Derek O’Connor
Three RAF bombers set out to break a nonstop distance record in 1938.
Superforts vs. MiGs
By Warren E. Thompson
In Korea B-29s undertook an unprecedented new mission for heavy bombers: close-in interdiction and air support.
‘Patton in a P-51’
By Michael D. Hull
Flying Spitfires, P-47s and P-51s, Don Blakeslee made the “Fighting 4th” one of Europe’s finest combat air groups.
By John Guttman
The HV-2A could transition from
fixed-wing to rotary-wing flight.
By Andy Saunders
A rare early Spitfire Mark I returns
to the air.
By Mark Carlson
For Helldiver pilot “Griff” Griffin, no
mission was too risky.
|Letter From Aviation History
By Dick Smith
Build your own Catalina.
By Jon Guttman
Books, e-books and DVDs.
Vintage 1944 poster by aviation
artist William Heaslip.
The April 1943 mission to intercept and kill Japanese Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, architect of the Pearl Harbor attack, set a military precedent. Do you think it is acceptable to specifically target military leaders like Yamamoto for assassination? Share your comments.