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Table of Contents - May 2011 Aviation History

Published: March 09, 2011 at 12:25 pm
The May 2011 Aviation History has articles on F4F Wildcats battling French H-75A Hawks over Casablanca, the world's ugliest airplanes, aerobat Bert Acosta, experimental VTOL tail-sitters, the 26th Fighter Squadron's exploits over Nanning, and rotary engines.

Letters From Readers - May 2011 Aviation History

Published: March 09, 2011 at 12:23 pm
In the May 2011 Aviation History "Mailbag," readers discuss the P-51 Mustang, American Airmen memorials in China, the Travel Air 2000, and unmanned aerial drones.

The 13 Ugliest Airplanes

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: March 09, 2011 at 12:20 pm
The May 2011 Aviation History nominates the 13 ugliest airplanes ever to fly.

Table of Contents - November 2010 Aviation History

Published: September 22, 2010 at 12:32 pm
The November 2010 Aviation History has articles on Topgun aerial combat training, B-29 crews flying over the Himalayas, the airplanes of the Battle of Britain, "Flying Parson" Belvin Maynard's transcontinental air race, the Duxford RAF Museum, and the 10 most difficult to fly aircraft.

'Great War in the Air' - Interview with Documentary-Maker Jan Goldstein

Richard A. Martin | Published: September 22, 2010 at 11:58 am
Self-taught filmmaker Jan Goldstein got tired of waiting for someone to make an in-depth documentary about pilots and planes of World War I and created 'The Great War in the Air' on his own.

Letter From Aviation History - November 2010

Published: September 22, 2010 at 10:52 am
The November 2010 Letter From Aviation History discusses the Battle of Britain's 70th anniversary and C.G. Sweeting's upcoming book The Battle of Britain: The German Experience.

Table of Contents - September 2010 Aviation History

Published: July 26, 2010 at 11:33 am
The September 2010 Aviation History has article on Lockheed engineer Clarence L. "Kelly" Johnson, the SR-71's record-breaking flight from London to L.A., Adolf Hitler's personal fleet, Curtiss advertisements, the 10th Photoreconaissance Group and the Vickers Vulture amphibian.

Letter From Aviation History - July 2010

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.

Top 10 Best and Worst Aviation Movies

Walter J. Boyne | 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.

World War II: Interview with Luftwaffe Ace Walter Krupinski

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.

Was Eric "Winkle" Brown the best test pilot?

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.

Gabby Gabreski: America's Two-War Ace

C.V. Glines | 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.

Letters from Readers - February 2009 Aviation History

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.

Axis v. Allied Fighter Pilots Discussion

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?

Edward Mick Mannock: World War I RAF Ace Pilot

O'Brien Browne | 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.

Richard Ira Bong: American World War II Ace of Aces

Jon Guttman | 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.
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