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  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- October 2010

    Vietnam Vet Clapper Tapped to Be New Spy Chief Retired Lt. Gen. James R. Clapper Jr., a decorated Vietnam War veteran who flew nearly 75 combat support missions in Douglas EC-47s, was nominated in June by President Barack Obama to become...

  • Vietnam Magazine

    Vietnam News- December 2010

    Secretary Clinton Presses Hanoi on Human Rights During Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s recent two-day visit to Hanoi, she met with Vietnam Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem to mark the 15th anniversary of the reestablishment of...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- January 2010

    Aussie Sabre Returns to the Air You might not recognize the fighter designator “CA-27,” but think F-86: The CA-27 was the hotrod Australian version of the North American Sabre, built by Commonwealth Aircraft, the Melbourne company that...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- March 2010

    Hawaiian Airlines Bellanca The Bellanca Pacemaker was one of the first of the great North Country single-engine utility airplanes, a tradition continued by the Noorduyn Norseman, de Havilland Beaver and various Fairchilds and Fokkers. Many...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- May 2010

    BABY P-38 Texan Jim O’Hara learned to fly when he was 62, an age that most student pilots would assume was on short final to geezer-dom. Yet just four years later, O’Hara, a retired Tulane University aeronautical engineering professor,...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- July 2010

    American Pilgrims Find New Homes One of the least-known U.S. airliners was the nine-passenger American Pilgrim 100, 16 of which were built for American Airways—soon to become American Airlines—in 1931. The Pilgrim was actually a...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- September 2010

    B-25s Gather at Doolittle Raiders Reunion On April 18, 68 years after the Doolittle Raiders flew their historic bombing mission over Japan, 17 North American B-25 Mitchells—probably the largest such gathering since World War II—took...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Briefing- November 2010

    The Swamp Ghost Comes Home Boeing B-17E no. 41-2446 went into combat only once, on February 23, 1942, in the U.S. Army Air Forces’ first raid on Rabaul. Nobody got hurt, no bombs were effectively dropped—the release mechanism...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette-February 2010

    U.S. and Coin Dealer Fight Over Rare Gold Double Eagles Double Eagles, $20 gold pieces minted in 1933 but never circulated, are America’s most fabled coins. In 2002, one surfaced at an auction and sold for $7.59 million. Now 10 Double...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- April 2010

    Archaeologists Hoist Anchor From Wreckage of Blackbeard’s Last Pirate Ship The last ship of the notorious pirate Blackbeard, which ran aground in 1718, has yielded the first of its four anchors. The grapnel, used on the longboat of the...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- June 2010

    Cutbacks Endanger Historic Sites George Washington and his troops—in the form of reenactors—crossed the Delaware River last December for the 57th time. As usual, they disembarked from Pennsylvania’s Washington Crossing Historic Park....

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- August 2010

    Plans Unveiled for National Mall Makeover America’s front yard—as Washington’s National Mall has been nicknamed— needs some work. Upwards of $600 million worth, according to the draft plan recently put out by the Mall’s minders,...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- October 2010

    Artists Carve Digital Rushmore Getting up close and personal with Mount Rushmore may soon be a virtual reality. A team of preservationists and artists recently spent two weeks capturing laser scans and high-resolution photos of the giant...

  • American History Magazine

    American History Gazette- December 2010

    Legal Battle Looms Over Jim Thorpe’s Remains Jack Thorpe has waited 57 years to bury his famous father properly. After the legendary American Indian athlete Jim Thorpe died in 1953, some enterprising souls who were eager to attract...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Civil War Today- February 2010

    Antietam Unknowns Honored in New York and Tennessee Two recently located unidentified soldiers were buried with full honors this past fall. Re – mains of a New York man—identified by his buttons—discovered at Antietam were...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Civil War Times- August 2010

    A Fight Over George Meade’s Horse The dispute over what is left of Old Baldy, the horse that carried Union General George Gordon Meade through eight engagements, including the Battle of Gettysburg, recently ended up in court. Baldy’s...