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  • Aviation History Magazine

    Dean Hess: The Flying Parson

    Ordained minister Dean Hess dealt death from the sky as a fighter-bomber pilot, but never lost his humanity. Captain Dean Hess, a man of God piloting a lethal killing machine, scanned the German city beneath his Republic P-47D Thunderbolt....

  • Aviation History Magazine

    First Blood in Korean Skies

    In a brief but eventful combat career, the F-82 Twin Mustang proved its worth over Korea. By early 1945 it seemed obvious to the Allies that Japan would never surrender and the only way to achieve total victory in the Pacific War was by...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Building a Twin Mustang

    In 1973 Monogram Models issued a 1/72nd-scale kit of the North American F-82G Twin Mustang. Reissued several times since then, it is currently out of production and can only be found at model club swap meets and on some hobby shop Web...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Sun Setters Over Japan

    Best known for their role in defeating the Luftwaffe, P-51 Mustangs also performed yeoman service in the Pacific, flying the longest fighter escort missions of World War II. As 91 North American P-51D Mustangs of the 15th and 21st Fighter...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    The Voice of Experience

    There were higher-scoring fighter aces and other hotshot test pilots, but nobody did both quite like Chuck Yeager. Few, if any, individuals are as well-known in the annals of aviation history as Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager. An...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    Aviation History Book Review: The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends

    The Gathering of Mustangs and Legends: The Final Roundup edited by Lyn Freeman, photo-edited by Paul Bowen, The Gathering Foundation, Kissimmee, Fla., 2011, $70 September 27 through 30, 2007, saw a unique double reunion at Rickenbacker...

  • Military History Quarterly

    6 Questions | Author James W. Ure

    JAMES W. URE, a former staff writer at The Salt Lake Tribune, is the author of Seized by the Sun: The Life and Disappearance of World War II Pilot Gertrude Tompkins, which will be published in July 2017 by Chicago Review...

  • Aviation History Magazine

    In the Mustang’s Wake

    The P-51 Mustang was fast. Historian Ray Wagner called its last iteration, the 490-mph P-51H, “probably the fastest prop-driven plane actually used in wartime.” The cautious “probably” and “actually used” are significant; like...