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Was it right for the United States to recruit former Nazis as aerospace engineers after World War II?

Published: May 04, 2012 at 11:51 am
The July 2012 Aviation History Reader Poll asks readers to discuss the United States' recruiting of former Nazi aerospace engineers in Operation Paperclip.

From D-Day to Paris: The Story of a Lifetime

Alex Kershaw | Published: April 23, 2012 at 10:48 am
Three legendary war correspondents—Robert Capa, Ernie Pyle, and Ernest Hemingway—scramble to cover the Allied advance across France.

Reviews - Donut Dolly, An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam

Vietnam magazine | Published: March 15, 2012 at 5:02 pm
Donut Dolly: An American Red Cross Girl's War in Vietnam, by Joann Puffer Kotcher, makes a strong case for the impact that a small cadre of women had on the arc of women's equality in the armed forces

Missing CNAC C-47 Located

Robert L. Willett | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:21 pm
The crash site of China National Aviation Corporation C-47 No. 60 has been discovered in China's rugged Yunnan Province.

Table of Contents - May 2012 Aviation History

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:18 pm
The May 2012 Aviation History has articles on Mustang ace Bud Anderson, the Doolittle Raiders, the Fokker D.VII, the birth of Marine Corps aviation and Marine Corps HRS-1 helicopters.

Movie Stars With Wings

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:11 pm
Before computer-generated images, aviation films had real airplanes and real aviators at the controls.

Letters From Readers - May 2012 Aviation History

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:11 pm
In the May 2012 Aviation History Mailbag readers discuss one of Jimmy Doolittle salvaged B-25s, Cook Cleland's F2G Corsair racer, Winston Churchill and Project Tip-Tow.

Letter From Aviation History - May 2012

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:10 pm
The May 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses the 100th anniversary of Marine Corps aviation.

Alaska's Cutthroats

Samantha Seiple | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:32 pm
When Japan captured a forbidding stretch of Alaskan soil, a group of tough-as-nails commandos led the charge to take it back

Letter From Aviation History - March 2012

Published: January 19, 2012 at 10:37 am
The March 2012 Letter From Aviation History discusses George Lucas' upcoming film on the Tuskegee Airmen, Red Tails.

Letters From Readers - March 2012 Aviation History

Published: January 19, 2012 at 10:37 am
In the March 2012 Aviation History Mailbag readers discuss the Windecker Eagle, Skorsky VS-300, Piper J-3 Cub, Dornier Do 31 and the Grumman TBM Avenger.

Yak Sets Speed Record

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: January 19, 2012 at 10:34 am
Reno racer Will Whiteside has set a world speed record in a Romanian-built Yak-3U.

Frank Whittle and the Race for the Jet

Nicholas O'Dell | Published: January 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm
A 1930 patent filed by a young RAF officer kick-started the Jet Age.

Wild West Discussion - February 2012

Published: December 02, 2011 at 5:49 pm
The U.S. government passed the Homestead Act 150 years ago to prompt Americans to settle the Great Plains. Would you have jumped at the chance to claim your own "free" land in a remote, difficult environment where Indian attacks were …

Interview With Author Jim Crutchfield

Candy Moulton | Published: October 06, 2011 at 3:10 pm
In his new Encyclopedia of Westward Expansion, Jim Crutchfield ably covers the frontier, from long hunters to the Army of the West.

New Boyington Bio

Alex Kershaw | Published: October 05, 2011 at 8:33 am
Black Sheep The Life of Pappy Boyington By John F. Wukovits 228 pp. Naval Institute Press, 2011. $34.95. Mavericks win wars. And the legendary alcoholic Marine Corps ace Gregory "Pappy" Boyington was surely one of the most colorful mavericks of …
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