Chuck Yeager, the famous pilot broke the sound barrier, also was a hero in the second World War. Flying his P-51 Mustang, Glamorous Glenn, he downed an astounding five German Bf-109s in a single mission in October of 1944, making him an ace in a single day.
During World War II, American women made enormous contributions to the war effort. Yet, much of their "fighting" took place not on the battlefront, but on the home front. Their home front activities offered challenges and opportunities never available before to women -- even everyday tasks took o...
In this series Nose Art Stories (Episode 1), we will be looking at some of the best aircraft nose art from World War II and telling their incredible stories. In this first episode, we will cover "The Blond Angel", "Little Lady", "Big Dick", "In the Mood", and "Shoo Shoo Shoo Baby".
Set during the Normandy Campaign, the incredibly strenuous journey shows Sgt Garcia, portrayed by Moud Sabra, as he takes command and leads his crew through a surviving another day at the front, Fighting not only the Germans but his prejudiced superiors.
When Mikhail Devyataev was captured and put into a concentration camp, instead of sitting by, he conspired to actually steal a German He-111 bomber from his camp commander in one of the most amazing stories of World War II.
The Legless Ace - Douglas Bader - RAF Fighter Pilot
Douglas Bader was one of the most famous pilots of World War II, and what makes him even more incredible is that he lost both legs in a flying accident. Yet, after he was fitted with prosthetics, he flew Hawker Hurricanes and Spitfires and was one of the top RAF aces in the conflict.
This is the story of Henry E. Erwin, an American airmen on board a B-29 Superfortress when a phosphorous bomb detonated inside the aircraft. He would be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor when he would save his entire crew from certain death.