Archive for the ‘World War II’ Category

North American B-25 Bomber – On-The-Ground Scrapbook

  This is part 2 of a two part look at the B-25 Mitchell bomber, operating as warbirds and located in museums. The first part ran on these pages earlier this week.  The B-25 Mitchell is well remembered as the U.S. Army Air Corps bomber type launched from the U.S.S. Hornet against multiple Japanese targets […]

North American B-25 Bomber – Airborne Scrapbook

This is part 1 of a two part look at the B-25 Mitchell bomber, operating as warbirds and located in museums. The second part will run on these pages later this week, don’t miss it! The North American B-25 Mitchell medium bomber was an important weapon during the Second World War, and later as a […]

Remembering EAA AirVenture Oshkosh’s 2009 Warbirds

  It was a very good year for warbirds on display at the EAA’s AirVenture Oshkosh in 2009. There were plenty of World War II fighters, a wide assortment of jets, some interesting observation/Forward Air Control aircraft, and some big transports too. The Canadian Warplane Heritage brought their Lancaster bomber, and a few more as […]

The Great “Arsenal of Democracy” B-29 Superfortresses

One of the larger attractions of the 2020 “Arsenal of Democracy” flyover were the only two flying B-29 Superfortresses, “Doc” and “FiFi”, joined in flight for just the fourth time since their restorations. On practice day Thursday, the two flew in formation over the town of Culpeper, VA along with several alternating formations of disparate […]