Published: May 21, 2010 at 9:45 am
The July 2010 Letter From Aviation History discusses the technological leap represented by Germany's Messerschmitt ME-262 jet, and how it came too late to impact World War II.
Published: January 08, 2010 at 12:32 pm
Aviation History's Top 10 Best Aviation Movies include Those Magnificent Men and Their Flying Machines, Hell's Angels, The Dam Busters, and The Bridges at Toko-Ri; the Top 10 Worst include Top Gun, Snakes on a Plane, and Pearl Harbor.
Published: June 12, 2009 at 7:59 pm
Luftwaffe ace Walter Krupinski trained, led and served alongside some of the greatest fighter pilots in history. And with 197 victories, he was no slouch himself.
Published: May 15, 2009 at 2:22 pm
The July 2009 Aviation History Reader's Poll asks if Royal Navy Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown was the best test pilot to ever live.
Published: January 09, 2009 at 3:40 pm
Gabby Gabreski nearly failed out of his Army Air Corps flight training, but went on to become the top American fighter ace in Europe during World War II and a jet ace in Korea.
Published: November 19, 2008 at 5:21 pm
Letters to Aviation History magazine include an eyewitness account of a P-61 Black Widow's crash in New Guinea; memories of WWII Ace Everett C. “Carl” Hargreaves; restoring the Memphis Belle; and how actress Swoosie Kurtz got her name.
Published: September 03, 2008 at 10:05 am
Germany's top World War II fighter ace was credited with 352 victories. The leading Allied ace had 62. Online discussion: What do you think accounts for the disparity between Axis and Allied fighter victory tallies?
Published: May 17, 2007 at 11:04 am
Edward “Mick” Mannock, the Irish-born RAF ace of World War I, proved he was a man of extraordinary gifts with his leadership and combat skills.
Published: January 24, 2007 at 1:55 pm
Richard Ira Bong shot down 40 Japanese aircraft and "ruled the air from New Guinea to the Philippines" on his way to becoming America's Ace of Aces.
Published: January 16, 2007 at 2:37 pm
Colonel Harold Fischer survived two years in a Chinese prison camp after getting shot down over Manchuria.Interview by Bob Bergin
Published: January 05, 2007 at 2:22 pm
Georges Guynemer was only France's second-ranking ace of World War I, but he remains the most famous of them all.
Published: November 14, 2006 at 11:09 am
Captain James Jabara became the first American ace in Korea when he turned his fifth MiG into a 'whirl of fire'...and he had only just begun. Before he was done, he would record 15 'kills.'
Published: November 06, 2006 at 1:41 pm
With 27 1/2 confirmed aerial kills, George Preddy -- the top-scoring Mustang ace of World War II -- was undefeated until he ran into friendly fire on Christmas Day during the 1944 Ardennes offensive.By Kelly Bell
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:18 pm
Flying the big Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, Bob Johnson survived a lot of punishment at the hands of the Luftwaffe. He inflicted even more.
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:17 pm
Hermann Graf was one of the Luftwaffe's most decorated -- and forgotten -- aces.
Published: June 12, 2006 at 8:16 pm
Air Marshal Ivan Kozhedub was the highest-scoring fighter pilot flying against the Germans during the early 1940s. He tells what it was like to succeed in a learn-as-you-fight conflict.