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First to Land

I may have sent this to Budd before, but the mention of Clay Tice and his P-38s making the first landing in the Japanese home islands prompts me to send the link again. http://www.aerofiles.com/tice.html is Clay Tice’s “The Very Unofficial Surrender of Japan”. This includes his official report and the unofficial report of how events […]

Greetings to the Flight Journal Editorial Staff:

You have an excellent magazine and I have enjoyed being a loyal reader for many years. The latest edition of your publication had an article on the V-2, which was of special interest to me because I am writing a book on the legacy of Wernher von Braun and the German Rocket Team. I did […]

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Liked the V-2 Info

Barrett Tillman wrote a very good, brief and informative article about German V-2s. Readers seeking much more details will interested in TARGET LONDON-Under Attack From The V-Weapons by Christy Campbell. Little,Brown Publishers Campbell is an investigative reporter writes about the development and deployment of those weapons and the British attempts to defend against the rockets. […]

Battle of Britain Correction

A colleague who is a subscriber loaned me his copy, and I have enjoyed it. I would like to comment on “The Battle of Britain Pugilists” article as I believe it contains a small error. On page 28, Werner Moelder’s Rechlin report mentions two pitch settings on the Spitfire’s propeller. This was true for earlier […]

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“Hauling Cargo” Wasn’t Easy

Read with interest Mr. Renner’s article on Jacques Young in the latest issue of Flight Journal. It so happens Young and I were both in the 3rd Air Commando Group. Difference was he flew a P-51 and I the C-47 or as you described “Hauling Cargo,” which wasn’t as easy as it sounds. I can […]

Another Good One!

What a cover, on the October issue!!!! Hose Nose coming right at us! Reminds me of when some one asked me “Where did you get that picture?!”… I said ..”Out of the windshield in my 150!” Hoo Boy!!! Good issue! Barrett did it again and the article by Walt Boyne, about the B-47 is a […]

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Gallery: Hurricane Hawker

Gallery: Hurricane Hawker

The Overlooked Warrior by Barrett Tillman Nearly 20 years after WW I, the RAF still flew biplane fighters. Consequently, the Hawker Hurricane made its mark as Britain’s first monoplane fighter, heralding a new era in military aviation. Designed by Sir Sydney Camm and first flown in late 1935, the Hurricane featured a thick airfoil that […]
In Theater: Chariots of the Vanquished

In Theater: Chariots of the Vanquished

By Stan Piet By mid-August 1945, the Japanese Empire was near collapse. Months of sustained bombing and two atomic attacks had devastated its prime cities and a widening blockade was strangling its faltering war industry and starving citizens. But Tokyo’s ingrained militaristic “fight to the death culture” still held sway, and an all out invasion […]

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Armorers reload a Hurricane's .303 machine guns, a vital part of preparing for the next sortie. (Photo courtesy of EN-Archive)

Iconic Firepower: Guns of the Battle

Ordnance Philosophies Differed By Barrett Tillman How do you kill an airplane? Essentially there are only three methods: Destroy the airframe, such as severing a wing spar. Destroy the powerplant or systems, rendering the aircraft unable to maneuver or maintain altitude. Kill or incapacitate the crew. The aircraft weapons of the Battle of Britain were […]
F-82B Twin Mustang – Free Wallpaper

F-82B Twin Mustang – Free Wallpaper

  Each time we produce an issue of Flight Journal, we go through literally hundreds and hundreds of photos, but only about one out of 20 ends up gracing one of the pages. The net result is that we have an awful lot of photos that didn’t quite fit the layout, but they are great […]
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