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RAF Museum Rolls Out Restored Dolphin

Stephen Mauro | Published: May 04, 2012 at 12:13 pm
The RAF Museum in London has added a rare breed to its collection—a mostly original Sopwith Dolphin.

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.

Turkey Shoot: The Battle of the Philippine Sea

Robert M. Citino | Published: April 04, 2012 at 6:19 pm
Sometimes, we historians are our own worst enemies. We get a word or a phrase in mind and we wring it for all its worth. My own specialty–German military history–has a boatload of terms we should probably retire. Foremost among …

Reviews - The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Vietnam War

Published: March 15, 2012 at 3:54 pm
The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Vietnam War, by David Zierler, provides an examination of the first great ideological battle between nascent environmentalism and cold war dogmatism

Mosquito to Buzz Again

Stephan Wilkinson | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:21 pm
New Zealander Glyn Powell is building what will be the only airworthy de Havilland Mosquito.

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.

CAP Seeks Congressional Gold Medal

Stephen Mauro | Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:21 pm
The Civil Air Patrol is ramping up its efforts to award its members the Congressional Gold Medal for their service in World War II.

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.

What is the most important event in Marine Corps aviation?

Published: March 08, 2012 at 3:07 pm
The May 2012 Aviation History asks readers to discuss the most important events in Marine Corps aviation history and the best Marine Corps aviators.

Book Review: The Battle of Midway, by Craig L. Symonds

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 10:10 pm
Craig Symonds has done the impossible — written a compelling, thoroughly researched account of the oft-covered Battle of Midway.

Game Review: Air Conflicts: Secret Wars, by Kalypso Media USA

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 7:58 pm
Kalypso Media USA's aerial combat game Air Conflicts: Secret Wars presents 49 missions from both world wars, featuring more than a dozen historical aircraft.

Heinecke Parachute: A Leap of Faith for WWI German Airmen

Jon Guttman | Published: March 01, 2012 at 4:15 pm
The Heinecke parachute proved a gamble to the first German airmen to use it, but it beat the odds of surviving a fiery plunge from the sky.

IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover

Patrick Clark | Published: January 30, 2012 at 2:21 pm
A cockpit worth fighting for
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