Even though he died in 1937, long before the summer of 1940, aircraft designer R.J. Mitchell is often described as a hero of the Battle of Britain. Indeed, his Supermarine Spitfire is considered a veritable “saviour” of the country.
B-24 bomber wrecks on remote Alaskan islands stand as mute testimony to the hard-fought air war during the Aleutians campaign.
A textbook intercept and missile launch by U.S. Navy F-4 Phantoms resulted in the first confirmed MiG kills of the Vietnam War.
As an aviator who flew the F-4D Phantom II with “Satan’s Angels” of the 433rd Tactical Fighter Squadron while stationed at Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base in 1968-69, Gaillard Peck knows that air combat is both taxing and adrenaline-inducing.