The Aircraft Carrier

December 9, 2007 0

In the second half of the 20th century, the aircraft carrier became a symbol of the United States’ position as a superpower. […]

Air Power and World War II in the Pacific

December 9, 2007 0

In 1940, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto of Japan’s Imperial Navy informed his government that if Japan went to war, he would “guarantee to put up a tough fight for the first six months, but I have absolutely no confidence as to what might happen if it went on for two or three years.” […]

The Man

November 11, 2007 0

As pilot of one of the most famous flights of WW II, which brought about a quicker surrender from the enemy and a reduction in the loss of Allied lives, and for his leadership and skill with both airplanes and people in times of stress, Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. is enshrined with honor into the National Aviation Hall of Fame […]

General Aviation – An Overview

July 29, 2007 0

Perhaps the best way to define general aviation is to begin by listing what it is not. General aviation is not military aviation and it is not scheduled commercial aviation. To a great extent, all other uses of aviation in the United States fall into the category of general aviation. […]

Boeing’s Post-War Commercial Aviation Activities

July 1, 2007 0

When World War II ended in August 1945, the U.S. government cancelled most orders for bomber aircraft, which had been a mainstay of the aircraft industry. Total industry production dropped from 96,000 airplanes in 1944 to 1,330 military aircraft in 1946. […]

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