Table of Contents – November 2007 – Aviation History

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FEATURES

Checkertail Mustang Ace
By Jon Guttman
As Barrie Davis returned from a July 1944 mission, his crew chief asked, “Did your prop spring a leak, sir?” “That’s German oil,” he replied.

The BentProp Project: Providing Families Of WWII Airmen With Closure
By John J. Geoghegan
On-site detective work since 1999 by BentProp Project volunteers has led to the discovery of 49 aircraft downed during the Pacific War.

Her Majesty’s Bird of Prey
By Brick Eisel
During the 1950s Hawker Sea Hawks served as the British Royal Navy’s first line of defense.

Britain’s Sturdy Ace Maker
By Robert Guttman
While other British units suffered during “Bloody April” of 1917, No. 56 Squadron’s new S.E.5s fared conspicuously well.

Triumphant Failure at Sangatte
By Stephen H. King
Aircraft designer Léon Levavasseur chose an aristocrat to challenge the English Channel in his graceful Antoinette monoplane.

DEPARTMENTS  

Mailbag

Briefing
By Stephan Wilkinson

Flight Test
By Jon Guttman

Milestones

Restored
By Dick Smith

Aviators
By Derek O’Connor

Letter From Aviation History

Modeling
By Dick Smith

Extremes
by William I. Lengeman III

Reviews

Airware
By Bernard Dy

Nose Art

ONLINE EXTRAS

Amelia Earhart

Edward "Mick" Mannock: World War I RAF Ace

George Preddy: Top-Scoring Mustang Ace

DISCUSSION

With some 75,000 American servicemen from World War II still unaccounted for, what role, if any, should the U.S. military play in searching for the remains of those MIAs?

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