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March 4, 2021

475th Fighter Group and P-38 Lightning Cockpit

The 475th Fighter Group, also known as “Satan’s Angels,” was the only Fighter Group that featured the P-38 Lightning aircraft. Their mission was critical in support of U.S. forces to regain control in the Southwest Pacific. The 475th Fighter Group was activated in May 1943. The Papuan Campaign in New Guinea ended four months earlier, freeing these forces in the...

Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger

March 27, 2020

Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger

Though its introduction to combat at the Battle of Midway was not a promising start (five of the six Grumman...

Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Utility)

March 27, 2020

Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Utility)

The remarkable Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) was the quintessential all-purpose military helicopter for over three decades. Since its delivery in...

Stinson L-13 Grasshopper

March 27, 2020

Stinson L-13 Grasshopper

Conceived in the waning days of World War II, the L-13 is a high-wing, tail-wheel monoplane created for liaison, observation,...

Cessna 0-2A Skymaster

March 27, 2020

Cessna O-2A Skymaster

The Skymaster with its high wing was well suited for observation and forward air control (FAC) roles in Vietnam. Day...

Stinson L-5E Sentinel

March 27, 2020

Stinson L-5E Sentinel

The Stinson L-5 Sentinel is the military version of the commercial Stinson 105 Voyager. The unarmed L-5 possesses a short...

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