Silent Wings of History
- FERRY TALES. JACOBY, NED // Air Classics;May2013, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p28
A personal narrative is presented which explores the author's experience of training and fighting with the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) 6th Ferrying Division during World War II.
- Muir Fairchild and the origins of Air University, 1945-46. Grandstaff, Mark R. // Airpower Journal;Winter97, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p29
Profiles Major General Muir S. Fairchild of the US Army Air Forces (AAF). Education and career background; Reasons why many high-ranking officers had referred him as the `brain of the Air Force'; His contributions in the success of the Air University.
- #VeteranOfTheDay Army Veteran Allen Besterfield. Lawson, Timothy // Vantage Point;May2016, p51
The article profiles the contributions of 1st Lieutenant Allen Besterfield who served from 1944 to1946 in the Army Air Forces.
- DEFENDING PORT MORESBY. Guttman, Jon // Aviation History;Sep2002, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p38
Focuses on the use of the Bell P-39 Airacobra by the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II. Superiority of the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M2 Zero fighters; Accomplishment of pilot Richard Charles Suehr flying the P-39 against the Zero; Experiences of other pilots during encounters with the Japanese.
- The World Gets its Picture Taken. Borland, Hal // Saturday Evening Post;12/11/1943, Vol. 216 Issue 24, p18
The article discusses the work of the 1st Photo Charting Group of the U.S. Army Air Forces (AAF). The tri-metrogon method of photo charting was developed by Minton W. Kaye and Gerald Fitz Gerald of the AAF. This method is utilized by the Charting Group to provide aerial photographs of remote...
- HELL OVER NEW GUINEA. THOMPSON, JAMES // Air Classics;May2013, Vol. 49 Issue 5, p40
The article relates the use of Mitchell bomber planes by the U.S. Army Air Force (USAAF) at the Battle of Midway in New Guinea during World War II. It describes how the aircraft was forged, honed and exploited for land-based USAAF action. Also narrated is how strongly the USAAF dominated the...
- MITCHELL NAMED MORTIMER. // Air Classics;Jun2013, Vol. 49 Issue 6, p26
The article discusses information about the B-25 plane named "Mortimer." It notes that the "Mortimer" was a B-25C41-12443 airplane assigned to the U.S. Army Air Forces 3rd Bomb Group based at Charters Towers airfield, Queensland, Australia on April 6, 1942. The aircraft flew to Del Monte...
- Jet aircraft quickly rendered Douglas' prop-driven XB-42 Mixmaster obsolete. Johnson, E.R. // Aviation History;Jan2004, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p12
Santa Monica, California-based Douglas Aircraft Co. was indisputably one of the premier builders of tactical aircraft during World War II. Douglas instigated a company-funded study in early 1943, charging designer Ed Burton and his staff with the job of coming up with a new plane that possessed...
- Losing Air Superiority. Muller, Richard R. // Air & Space Power Journal;Winter2003, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p55
Is the United States ready to deal with an opponent who employs asymmetric strategies in an attempt to wage a "poor man's air war"? This case study of the Luftwaffe's efforts to cope with the loss of daylight air superiority in 1944-45 shows how a military organization, faced with the...