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My War - Bud Willis

Bud Willis, oral history | Published: March 13, 2012 at 4:48 pm
On a Huey gunship escort for a deep recon mission in Laos, Willis found out that a dead comrade had been left behind

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.

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.

Payback for Pearl

Alistair Horne | Published: February 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Doolittle’s Raiders avenged Pearl Harbor by hitting the Japanese where they least expected it—at home

Storied C-130E Goes to USAF Museum

Stephen Mauro | Published: January 19, 2012 at 10:33 am
The Hercules suffered a close call during the Siege of An Loc in 1972.

EC-121 Warning Star

Carl O. Schuster | Published: January 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm
Based on the Lockheed L-1049 Super Constellation, the EC-121 Warning Star carried the long-range and height-finding radars required to provide coverage and warning to U.S. aircraft operating over North Vietnam

Book Review - The 14-Hour War: Valor on Koh Tang and the Recapture of the SS Mayaguez, by James E. Wise Jr. and Scott Baron

Bill Jordan | Published: November 14, 2011 at 5:52 pm
The ingredients that combined to create the Mayaguez disaster, the "last battle of the Vietnam War," following the fall of Saigon

Table of Contents - November 2011 Aviation History

Published: September 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm
The November 2011 Aviation History has articles on the Marianas Turkey Shoot, Sherman Fairchild, Johnny Alison, the OS2U Kingfisher, aerial adventure novels and EAA AirVenture Oshkosh.

Letter From Aviation History - November 2011

Published: September 16, 2011 at 11:52 am
The November 2011 Letter From Aviation History discusses three aviation legends in attendance at EAA AirVenture: Burt Rutan, Chuck Yeager and Bob Hoover.

Johnny Alison: American Eagle

Richard P. Hallion | Published: September 16, 2011 at 11:43 am
How the late, great Johnny Alison became a U.S. Air Force icon.

What is the most important event in U.S. Navy aviation history?

Published: May 11, 2011 at 4:47 pm
The July 2011 Aviation History Readers Poll asks readers to discuss the most important events in U.S. Navy aviation history.

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.

Letter From Aviation History - May 2011

Published: March 09, 2011 at 12:22 pm
The May 2011 Letter From Aviation History discusses the world's ugliest airplanes, from Henri Mignet's small "Flying Flea" to Andrei Tupolev's giant ANT-20 Maxim Gorky.

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.
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