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November 13, 2013

The Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen Members of the Tuskegee Airmen were the first black pilots to serve in the American military. The name comes from the location of where they were trained,...

USS New Jersey (BB-62)

May 23, 2013

WWII Events Today, May 23

WWII Events Today, May 23 May 23, 1939 USS Squalus (SS-192) suffered a catastrophic main induction valve failure during a test dive off the New Hampshire coast and partially flooded....

September 8, 2011

Lavochkin La-5 Soviet Fighter

Serving on the eastern front during WWII, the La-5 is the production model of the I-301 and later LaGG-1 prototypes first initiated on 29 July 1939. The La-5’s designer was Semyon Lavochkin who would become one of the most famous Soviet aircraft designers during the war.

May 18, 2011

Aluminum Overcast Visits Seattle Memorial Weekend

On Saturday May 28th the Cascade Warbirds will join the B-17 with a number of other vintage warbirds owned and operated by local members.

January 20, 2011

World War II History – January 20

World War II History for January 20 (1940-1945): Churchill speech, Japan’s spies on the US, Heydrich’s plan, Marines hit Pago Pago, RAF raids Berlin, Russians take Novgorod, and LeMay takes command.

September 7, 2010

SB2U Vindicators

SB2U Vindicators of Scouting Squadron (VS) 41 pictured in flight over the Atlantic on September 7, 1942 General characteristics Crew: Two, pilot and gunner Length: 34 ft 0 in (10.36...

March 19, 2010

World War II History for March 19

Today in WWII History World War II History for March 19 Audio Clip: March 19, 1944 edition of CBS World News Today

19 Mar 1940 – The French government...

December 30, 2009

B-29 Commentary

Commentary about the B-29 by Ed Hart: The B-29 was an inflection point in the history of aviation technology, war fighting…and program management. It certainly rivaled the A-Bomb program, and...

September 22, 2009

B-29 Photos

8 New B-29 Superfortress photos added to the WWII History Image Gallery! Check them out… B-29’s dropping bombs.

July 24, 2009

World War II History for July 24

Today in WWII History: 1941 – Vichy France grants Japan bases in its Indochina colonies; 1943 – Operation Gomorrah is launched; ‘Window’ radar jamming

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