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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Douglas Mawson’s Frozen Flight

    Douglas Mawson and his ‘Wingless Wonder’ headed for the Antarctic in 1911. The three men were yoked like pack animals to a sled carting their supplies. They suffered from unrelenting frostbite, trudging along through the ice and snow,...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Pioneer Airman’s Tragic Destiny

    Air force visionary Paul Beck’s scandalous demise clouded his impressive legacy. “The gun exploded and blew Beck’s head off,” reported The New York Times. “It was the dramatic outcome of a social evening among friends, the...