Hampered by inadequate equipment and training, resourceful American aircrews improvised combat search-and-rescue techniques early in the Vietnam War.
The Seattle Museum of Flight’s meticulous B-29 restoration has returned most of the veteran bomber’s controls to working order.
After becoming the first to fly across the Caribbean Sea, Paul Redfern vanished in the Amazon jungle, spawning a dozen search expeditions and an unsolved mystery.
Seeking payback for Pearl Harbor, dive-bomber pilot Dick Best had a hand in sinking two Japanese carriers during the Battle of Midway.
When bombs began exploding prematurely over Vietnam, killing aircrews, the cause was traced to faulty fuzes, but more would die before a solution was found
Piloting X-15s to a record Mach 6.7 and the fringes of space, U.S. Air Force Major Pete Knight earned the Harmon Trophy and nickname “Speedy Pete”
Engines warming on the ramp, bombed up, guns and rockets loaded, the Cuban Liberation Air Force was raring to fly top cover over the Bay of Pigs on April 16, 1961, when the United States lost its nerve.
Legends are sparked by unbelievable deeds. So it was for Alaskan bush pilot Bob Reeve when he asked a group of mountaineers to push his airplane into position so he could take off from a cliff.
Facing incredible odds and racial obstacles in 1916, Eugene Jacques Bullard excelled and rose as the world's first black pilot