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Flight Out of Hell

By Steven D. Smith   Within the predawn darkness of Dobodura, New Guinea, 2nd Lt. William J. Smith of the U.S. Military Air Corps was roughly woke up by a...

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The Story of Joe’s Jokers

Led by Medal of Honor recipient Joe Foss, VMF-115 compiled an impressive fight document. By Allyn Vannoy “As a returning flight of Marine SBDs, dive bombers...

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The Bombing of Rabaul in November 1943

In the course of the Bombing of Rabaul, the Fifth Air Pressure mounted a concerted marketing campaign to render the Japanese bastion within the South Pacific...

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NA-16 Wirraway: From Trainer to Fighter

The Australian Wirraway was pressured into a task for which it was not meant throughout World Struggle II. By Glenn Barnett By the mid-1930s many individuals...