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Near Disaster Over Nagasaki
By Robert O. Harder
Bockscar, the B-29 carrying “Fat Man,” came close to catastrophe during the second atomic bomb mission 70 years ago.

In the Mustang’s Wake
By Peter Garrison
Who really deserves the credit for making the North American P-51 so fast?

The Pilot’s Pilot
By Don Hollway
Bob Hoover is widely regarded as one of the world’s most talented airmen.

Armageddon Over England
By C.G. Sweeting
In August 1940, the Luftwaffe launched an all-out effort to achieve air superiority over Britain.

Made in Germany—Finished in England!
By Andy Saunders
During the Battle of Britain, a traveling exhibition of downed Messerschmitts helped boost morale on the British home front.


Mailbag Briefing Extremes
By Jon Guttman
North American’s AJ Savage was meant to equip the U.S. Navy for the nuclear age.Aviators
By Edward H. Phillips
The “Red Baron’s” leadership acumen matched his flying skills.
Letter From Aviation HistoryRestored
By Stephan Wilkinson
Fred Bieser specializes in rebuilding junked airplane gun turrets.Reviews Flight Test Aero Poster