Archive for the ‘U.S. Army’ 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 […]

Wings Over Houston 2020

  With an unused airline ticket in my bank, I returned to the Wings Over Houston Airshow for a second year in a row after the official announcement that it was a go for October 9-11. In this Covid-19 year of 2020, any airshow is a reason to be thankful. A trend that had begun […]

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 […]