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- Raid on Ploesti. Shubert, Lyndon // Aviation History;Mar2000, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p38
Describes a pilot's account aboard the B-24 bomber called `Vagabond King' in a mission to bomb oil refineries in Ploesti, Romania on August 1, 1943. Men aboard the Vagabond King bomber; Role of the aircraft in the raid; Details of events. INSET: Ploesti: A tempting target.
- Wings of Freedom tours the nation with its warbirds. Desmond, Mary Beck // Aviation History;Jul2005, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p71
The article focuses on the upcoming events related to aviation. Wings of Freedom Tour visits more than 125 airports each year. Included on the tour are a fully restored B-24J Liberator and a B-17G Flying Fortress, as well as other historic aircraft that sometimes appear with the bombers....
- Bombers of World War II. Farndon, John // Buildings & Transportation;2003, p60
In the 1930s Boeing built the B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. The Curtis F8C Helldiver was the first dive bomber. The main German bombers were the Heinkel 111, Dornier Do17 and Junkers Ju88. Blind bombing radar systems like the Hs2 improved accuracy on night raids. The ultralight De Havilland...
- WHY THEY AREN'T HERE. THOMPSON, JAMES // Warbirds International;Jun2013, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p14
The article focuses the downfall of the military aircraft B-24 Liberator Fleet. It states that several Liberator aircrafts were destroyed in fatal training accidents such as in Fairfield, California on September 7, 1944. It also discusses the arrival of many types of Liberators including the...
- A Tale of Two Missions: Memmingen, July 18, 1944 & Berlin, March 24, 1945. Haulman, Daniel L. // Air Power History;Winter2010, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p26
The article discusses the role of the Tuskegee Airmen, African American fighter pilots in World War II, in two strategic aerial bombing missions undertaken by the Fifteenth Air Force of the U.S. Air Force, one against Memmingen, Germany and the other against Berlin, Germany. The author describes...
- First Jet Approach in a Prop. Zink, S. T. // Wings of Gold;Winter2013, Vol. 38 Issue 4, p59
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of taking part in an air strike flying Douglas A-1 Skyraider, a single-seat attack aircraft, over Hamburg in Germany on September 22, 1952.
- Heavy Bomber Attacks Dominate Afghan War. Fulghum, David A.; Wall, Robert // Aviation Week & Space Technology;12/3/2001, Vol. 155 Issue 23, p22
Focuses on the aerial bombing operations in Afghanistan. Domination of United States heavy bombers in the operations; Importance of electronic-mail-type system for reconnaissance or intelligence sources to pass coordinates; Immunity of the bombers to bad weather and thick cloud layers.
- Science and Technology. Bliven, Bruce // New Republic;1/1/1945, Vol. 112 Issue 1, p19
Presents information about B-29, the most powerful bombing airplane on the earth. View that it flies so far that it actually goes on a single mission from one climate into another; Information that more men and more money are being employed on the B-29 than on any other instrument of warfare in...
- B-2 Crash Linked to Maintenance Oversight. // Air Safety Week;6/16/2008, Vol. 22 Issue 24, p8
The article reports on the cause of accident of the B-2 bomber of the U.S. Air Force. An investigation revealed that moist air caused the Air Force to lose one of only 16 Northrop Grumman B-2 bombers in 2008, the first crash of the $1.4 billion stealth aircraft. The B-2 was part of a flight of...