Category Archives: Aviation History

Twilight Music.

The evening sky is indigo, shot through with streaks of crimson. The clamour of the crowd is omnipresent. A guide tries to shoo me, but my resolution sends him off, baffled. I know where and why I am here. She … Continue reading

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Two Little-Known WW2 Stories You Should Know

With the upcoming Memorial Day weekend here in the US, a pair of little-known, but highly significant stories have popped up on the news (and the Net) that should be common knowledge the world over. The first is rather near … Continue reading

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A Paratrooper, A Pilot, and A Plane

No, this isn’t the start of a bad joke. It IS the truly amazing story of how a pilot of a C-47 transport plane which dropped paratroopers on the morning of June 6, 1944; a paratrooper who jumped from that … Continue reading

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A Dual Day of Days.

Before I begin, my apologies – I had planned to do a much more detailed post today, but my migraines had a different plan. So this one’s off the cuff. Hang on, this may get bumpy! 🙂 Firstly, there is … Continue reading

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Pearl Harbor – Take 2?

Today is December 7th, the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. I’m sure you’ve heard of it, and probably know it as the major event that brought the US into World War Two. Perhaps you even know … Continue reading

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Remembering “The Forgotten Battle”

Many of you have heard of the great World War 2 battles that swept Europe. Many have heard of the battles that ranged across the wide Pacific Ocean. Some may have even hear about battles in North Africa, or China, … Continue reading

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The Tale of “Lady Be Good”.

70 years ago today, a Consolidated B24-D Liberator, known as “Lady Be Good“, took off from her base in the Libyan desert, on a bombing run to Naples, Italy. She was one of the last planes to leave the field, … Continue reading

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